Czechs qualify for next stage of Women’s Basketball World Championship with victory over Japan

The Czech women’s basketball team have reached the qualification for quarter finals stage at the World Championship in Turkey after a 71:57 win over Japan on Sunday. Pivot Petra Kulichová played a key role for the Czechs after returning from an ankle injury, scoring 19 points in the victory. The Czechs had defeated Brazil in their opening Group A game on Saturday and will now face Spain on Tuesday in a game to decide which country tops the group.