Belgium (FIBA-28) is in the second cup when the draw for the world championships vrouwenbasketbal, that Tuesday afternoon in the Spanish of San Cristobal de la Laguna on the Canary island of Tenerife, is carried out. Turkey (FIVB-7), Greece (FIVB-20) and Latvia (FIVB-26) are also in that fish bowl with European participants, and are therefore the countries that Belgium will certainly avoid in the group stage.
The United states (FIVB-1), as the defending champion and European champion, European champion Spain (FIVB-2), vice-European champion France (FIVB-3) and Australia (FIVB-4) are the reekshoofden in the first jar. In the third bowl sitting Canada (FIVB-5), China (FIVB-10), Japan (FIVB-13) and Argentina (FIVB-15), in the fourth of Senegal (FIVB-17), South Korea (FIVB-16), Puerto Rico (FIVB-22) and Nigeria (FIVB-34).
The sixteen countries are divided into four groups of four. The group winners qualify directly for the quarter finals, the numbers two and three play off.
The world cup is from 22 to 30 september on Tenerife played. For the Belgian Cats, who last year bronze won at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, the first world cup-participation.