African champions Nigeria have avoided holders United States in the group-stage draw for the Women's Basketball World Cup, which will take place later this year.
The USA, bidding for their fourth consecutive Women's World Cup, will face Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, South Korea and one other side in Group A in Sydney.
Russia had qualified for the tournament, but world governing body Fiba has excluded Russian teams and officials from its competitions following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
As a result, the final team to compete is yet to be determined, with a decision expected on 25 March when Fiba's central board holds its next meeting .
The top four teams in each group will proceed to the quarter-finals at the tournament, which will be held from 22 September to 1 October.
The Americans, ranked number one in the world, swept past Japan to clinch a seventh straight Olympic Games gold last August and have won a record 10 World Cups.