Twelve of the world's best teams are set to descend on Sydney for 10 high-octane days of basketball action with the Opals looking to add their 2006 World Cup gold with a second in front of a home crowd.
The second FIBA Women's World Cup to be hosted in Australia, the Opals have welcomed back basketball legend Lauren Jackson six years after her international tournament with several young players joining the mix.
Read on for everything you need to know ahead of the tournament.
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Group A: Belgium, China, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Puerto Rico, Korea, USA.
Group B: France, Serbia, Japan, Mali, Canada, Australia
Game 1: vs. France, Thursday 22, September, Sydney Superdome, 8:30pm
Game 2: vs. Mali, Friday 23, September, Sydney Superdome, 8:30pm
Game 3: vs. Serbia, Sunday 25, September, Sydney Superdome, 6pm
Game 4: vs. Canada, Monday 26, September, Sydney Superdome, 8:30pm
Game 5: vs. Japan, Tuesday 27 September, Sydney SuperDome, 8:30pm
Anneli Maley, Cayla George, Darcee Garbin, Eziyoda Magbegor, Kristy Wallace, Lauren Jackson, Marianna Tolo, Rebecca Allen, Samantha Whitcomb, Sara Blicavs, Stephanie Talbot, Tess Madgen.
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