Photo Courtesy: FIBA
Photo Courtesy: FIBA
This year’s FIBA World Under 17 Women’s World Cup has tipped off with China and Mali facing off in the opening game earlier today.

The West African nation lost 49-69 to the Asian powerhouse to get the tournament off to a thrilling start in Group A.

The competition is being hosted in Minsk, Belarus and is set to end on Sunday July 29; Minsk’s Falcon Palace and Sports Palace are the host venues.

Spain and New Zealand played the second game of the tournament and Spain run out as convincing winners courtesy an 83-48 win.

The competition features 16 teams from several zones in the world with four in each group; there are four groups at the preliminary stage.

Eight games will be played from today till July 26 for a rest day before the knockout phase commences. Africa’s other competitor, Angola, will play against Australia at 20:00 GMT.

Tournament favorite USA is in action against Italy as the time of writing.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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