Puerto Rico Stuns Brazil Out of 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup

For the first time in 58 years, Brazil will not have a representative in next year's Women's Basketball World Cup thanks to Sunday's 75-68 loss to Puerto Rico.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, August 13th, Brazil's national (seleção) women's basketball team suffered a historic defeat, losing 75-68 to Puerto Rico in the bronze medal game of the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

With the loss, Brazil's best female basketball players will miss the 2018 Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?