Japan will exit the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Sydney at the group stage following its 67-53 loss to France on Monday.

After one win and three straight losses, the Tokyo Olympic silver medalist's fate was sealed by Australia's 75-72 victory over previously unbeaten Canada, which ensured Japan cannot finish among the top four Group B teams who will advance to the quarterfinals.

Japan's women's basketball team members (in red) look dejected after losing to France at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Sydney on Sept. 26, 2022. (Kyodo)

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Coach Toru Onzuka's side battled closely with France before a fourth-quarter scoring drought took it out of the contest at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre.

Saori Miyazaki, with 13, was the only double-digit scorer for Japan, which managed just nine points after going into the final break trailing 48-44.

Gabby Williams scored 16 and Iliana Rupert added 15 for Tokyo Games bronze medalist France, which avenged its 87-71 Olympic semifinal loss to Japan while improving to 3-1 in group play.

Japan opened the tournament with a win over Mali before taking back-to-back losses against Serbia and Canada. It will play its last group game against world No. 3 Australia on Tuesday.

In Group A, the three-time defending champion United States improved to 4-0 with a 145-69 dismantling of South Korea.