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FIBA World Championship
Sport Basketball
Founded 1950
No. of teams 24
Continent International (FIBA)
Most recent champion(s)  Spain (1st title)
Most championships  Soviet Union
 Yugoslavia
 USA
(all with 3 titles)
.The FIBA World Championship is a world basketball tournament for men's national teams held quadrennially by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).^ FIBA Men's Basketball Rankings 2010 World Championships: Schedule USABasketball.com International Basketball .
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The champion team wins the Naismith Trophy, which was first awarded in the 1967 tournament.
The tournament structure is similar but not identical to that of the FIFA World Cup; both of these international competitions have been played in the same year since 1970.

Contents

Tournament format

Year Host Teams Preliminary round Latter stages Classification round
1950  Argentina 10 Double elim tournament A group of 6 A group of 4
1954  Brazil 12 4 groups of 3 A group of 8 A group of 4
1959  Chile 13 3 groups of 4 A group of 7 A group of 4
1963  Brazil 13 3 groups of 4 A group of 7 A group of 4
1967  Uruguay 13 3 groups of 4 A group of 7 A group of 4
1970  Yugoslavia 13 3 groups of 4 A group of 7 A group of 4
1974  Puerto Rico 14 3 groups of 4 A group of 8 A group of 4
1978  Philippines 14 3 groups of 4 A group of 8; then final for the top two, for third for next two A group of 4
1982  Colombia 13 3 groups of 4 A group of 7, final for the top two, for third for next two A group of 4
1986  Spain 24 4 groups of 6 2 groups of 6, knockout of 4 teams (group 1sts and 2nds) Knockout for 5th between group 3rds and 4ths, for 9th between 5ths and 6ths, and 5th and 6ths teams in prelims tied for 13th
1990  Argentina 16 4 groups of 4 2 groups of 6, knockout of 4 teams (group 1sts and 2nds) Knockout for 5th between group 3rds and 4ths, for 9th between 5ths and 6ths, for 9th between prelim group 5ths and 6ths
1994  Canada 16 4 groups of 4 2 groups of 6, knockout of 4 teams (group 1sts and 2nds) Knockout for 5th between group 3rds and 4ths, for 9th between 5ths and 6ths, for 9th between prelim group 5ths and 6ths
1998  Greece 16 4 groups of 4 2 groups of 6, knockout of 4 teams (group 1sts and 2nds) Knockout for 5th between group 3rds and 4ths, for 9th between 5ths and 6ths, for 9th between prelim group 5ths and 6ths
2002  United States 16 4 groups of 4 2 groups of 6, knockout of 8 teams (group 1sts to 4ths) Knockout for 13th between prelim group 5ths and 6ths
2006  Japan 24 4 groups of 6 Knockout of 16 teams Prelim round 5ths tied for 17th, 6ths tied for 21st
2010  Turkey 24 4 groups of 6 Knockout of 16 teams Prelim round 5ths tied for 17th, 6ths tied for 21st
2014  Spain 24 4 groups of 6 Knockout of 16 teams Prelim round 5ths tied for 17th, 6ths tied for 21st

Results

Summaries

Year Host (final location) Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1950
Details
 Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Argentina
64-50[1]
USA

Chile
51-40[1]
Brazil
1954
Details
 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
USA
62-41[1]
Brazil

Philippines
66-60[1]
France
1959
Details
 Chile (Santiago)
Brazil
81-67[1]
USA

Chile
86-85[1]
Overtime

Formosa
1963
Details
 Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
Brazil
90-71[1]
Yugoslavia

Soviet Union
69-67[1]
USA
1967
Details
 Uruguay (Montevideo)
Soviet Union
71-59[1]
Yugoslavia

Brazil
80-71[1]
USA
1970
Details
 Yugoslavia (Ljubljana)
Yugoslavia
80-55[1]
Brazil

Soviet Union
62-58[1]
Italy
1974
Details
 Puerto Rico (San Juan)
Soviet Union
82-79[1]
Yugoslavia

USA
83-70[1]
Cuba
1978
Details
 Philippines (Manila)
Yugoslavia
82–81
Overtime

Soviet Union

Brazil
86–85
Italy
1982
Details
 Colombia (Cali)
Soviet Union
95–94
USA

Yugoslavia
119–117
Spain
1986
Details
 Spain (Madrid)
USA
87–85
Soviet Union

Yugoslavia
117–91
Brazil
1990
Details
 Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Yugoslavia
92–75
Soviet Union

USA
107–105
Overtime

Puerto Rico
1994
Details
 Canada (Toronto and Hamilton)
USA
137–91
Russia

Croatia
78–60
Greece
1998
Details
 Greece (Athens)
Yugoslavia
64–62
Russia

USA
84–61
Greece
2002
Details
 USA (Indianapolis)
Yugoslavia
84–77
Overtime

Argentina

Germany
117–94
New Zealand
2006
Details
 Japan (Saitama)
Spain
70–47
Greece

USA
96–81
Argentina
2010
Details
 Turkey (Istanbul)
2014
Details
 Spain (Madrid)

Medal table

Note that FIBA considers the records of SFR Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union distinct from FR Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro/Serbia and Russia, respectively.[2] The Republic of Serbia is the legal successor of the Serbia and Montenegro/FR Yugoslavia team.
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  USA 3 3 4 10
2  Yugoslavia 3 3 2 8
2  Soviet Union 3 3 2 8
4  Brazil 2 2 2 6
5  Serbia and Montenegro 2 0 0 2
6  Argentina 1 1 0 2
7  Spain 1 0 0 1
8  Russia 0 2 0 2
9  Greece 0 1 0 1
10  Chile 0 0 2 2
11  Philippines 0 0 1 1
11  Germany 0 0 1 1
11  Croatia 0 0 1 1

Performances by continental zones

Continent Best performance
Europe 9 gold medals, won by Yugoslavia (5), the USSR (3), and Spain (1)
Americas 6 gold medals, won by USA (3), Brazil (2), and Argentina (1)
Asia Bronze medal Philippines
Oceania Fourth place New Zealand
Africa Fifth place Egypt (playing as a European member)
Tenth place Angola

Records and statistics

Performances of host countries

Year Host country When hosting When not hosting
Performance Stage Performance Stage
1950  Argentina Champions Final round (1st of 6) Runner-up Final
1954  Brazil Runner-up Final round (2nd of 8) Champions Final round (1st of 7)
1959  Chile Third place Final round (3rd of 7) Third place Final round (3rd of 6)
1963  Brazil Champions Final round (1st of 7) Champions Final round (1st of 7)
1967  Uruguay Seventh place Final round (7th of 7) Third place Final round (3rd of 7)
1970  Yugoslavia Champions Final round (1st of 7) Champions Final
1974  Puerto Rico Seventh place Final round (7th of 8) Fourth place Semifinals
1978  Philippines Eighth place Final round (8th of 8) Third place Final round (3rd of 7)
1982  Colombia Seventh place Final round (7th of 7) Not applicable - only appearance is when they hosted
1986  Spain Fifth place 5th-place playoffs Champions Final
1990  Argentina Eighth place Second round (4th of 4) Runner-up Final
1994  Canada Seventh place 5th-place playoffs Sixth place Final round (6th of 8)
1998  Greece Fourth place Semifinals Runner-up Final
2002  United States Sixth place Quarterfinals Champions Final
2006  Japan Seventeenth place Preliminary round (5th of 6) 11th place Classification round (4th of 6)
Map of countries' best results

Most Valuable Players

Winners prior to 1994 aren't recognized by FIBA.
Year Name
1950 Argentina Oscar Furlong
1954 United States Kirby Minter
1959 Brazil Amaury Pasos
1963 Brazil Wlamir Marques
1967 Yugoslavia Ivo Daneu
1970 Soviet Union Sergei Belov
1974 Yugoslavia Dragan Kićanović
1978 Yugoslavia Dražen Dalipagić
1982 United States Doc Rivers
1986 Yugoslavia Dražen Petrović
1990 Yugoslavia Toni Kukoč
1994 United States Shaquille O'Neal
1998 Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga
2002 Germany Dirk Nowitzki
2006 Spain Pau Gasol

Participation Details

Team Argentina
1950
Brazil
1954
Chile
1959
Brazil
1963
Uruguay
1967
Yugoslavia
1970
Puerto Rico
1974
Philippines
1978
Colombia
1982
Spain
1986
Argentina
1990
Canada
1994
Greece
1998
United States
2002
Japan
2006
Turkey
2010
Total
 Algeria - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15th - - 1
 Angola - - - - - - - - - 20th 13th 16th - 11th 10th Q 6
 Argentina 1st - 10th 8th 6th - 11th - - 12th 8th 9th 8th 2nd 4th Q 12
 Australia - - - - - 12th 12th 7th 5th 17th 7th 5th 9th - 13th Q 10
 Brazil 4th 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 6th 3rd 8th 4th 5th 11th 10th 8th 19th Q 16
 Bulgaria - - 7th - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
 Canada - 7th 12th 11th - 10th 8th 6th 6th 8th 11th 7th 12th 13th - Q 13
 Central African Republic - - - - - - 14th - - - - - - - - - 1
 Chile 3rd 10th 3rd - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3
 China - - - - - - - 11th 12th 9th 15th 8th - 12th 15th Q 8
 Chinese Taipei* - 5th 4th - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
 Colombia - - - - - - - - 7th - - - - - - - 1
 Côte d'Ivoire - - - - - - - - 13th 23rd - - - - - Q 3
 Croatia - - - - - - - - - - - 3rd - - - Q 2
 Cuba - - - - - 8th 4th - - 11th - 15th - - - - 4
 Czechoslovakia - - - - - 6th 10th 9th 10th - - - - - - - 4
 Dominican Republic - - - - - - - 12th - - - - - - - - 1
 Ecuador 8th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
 Egypt 5th - 11th - - 13th - - - - 14th 14th - - - - 5
Team 1950 1954 1959 1963 1967 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 Total
 France 6th 4th - 5th - - - - - 13th - - - - 5th Q 6
 Germany** - - - - - - - - - 16th - 12th - 3rd 8th Q 5
 Greece - - - - - - - - - 10th 6th 4th 4th - 2nd Q 6
 Iran - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q 1
 Israel - 8th - - - - - - - 7th - - - - - - 2
 Italy - - - 7th 9th 4th - 4th - 6th 9th - 6th - 9th - 8
 Japan - - - 13th 11th - - - - - - - 14th - 20th - 4
 Jordan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q 1
 Korea - - - - - 11th - 13th - 22nd 16th 13th 16th - - - 6
 Lebanon - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16th 18th Q 3
 Lithuania - - - - - - - - - - - - 7th - 7th Q 3
 Malaysia - - - - - - - - - 24th - - - - - - 1
 Mexico - - 13th 9th 8th - 9th - - - - - - - - - 4
 Netherlands - - - - - - - - - 14th - - - - - - 1
 New Zealand - - - - - - - - - 21st - - - 4th 16th Q 4
 Nigeria - - - - - - - - - - - - 13th - 14th - 2
 Panama - - - - - 9th - - 9th 19th - - - - 23rd - 4
Team 1950 1954 1959 1963 1967 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010 Total
 Paraguay - 9th - - 13th - - - - - - - - - - - 2
 Peru 7th 12th - 12th 10th - - - - - - - - - - - 4
 Philippines - 3rd 8th - - - 13th 8th - - - - - - - - 4
 Poland - - - - 5th - - - - - - - - - - - 1
 Puerto Rico - - 5th 6th 12th - 7th 10th - 15th 4th 6th 11th 7th 17th Q 12
 Qatar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24th - 1
 Russia - - - - - - - - - - - 2nd 2nd 10th - Q 4
 Serbia*** - - - - - - - - - - - - 1st 1st 11th Q 4
 Senegal - - - - - - - 14th - - - - 15th - 22nd - 3
 Slovenia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12th Q 2
 Spain 9th - - - - - 5th - 4th 5th 10th 10th 5th 5th 1st Q 10
 Tunisia - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Q 1
 Turkey - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9th 6th Q 3
 Uruguay - 6th 9th 10th 7th 7th - - 11th 18th - - - - - - 7
 USA 2nd 1st 2nd 4th 4th 5th 3rd 5th 2nd 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 6th 3rd Q 16
 Soviet Union - - 6th 3rd 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd - - - - - 9
 Venezuela - - - - - - - - - - 12th - - 14th 21st - 3
 Yugoslavia 10th 11th - 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 1st - - - - - 10
* Chinese Taipei was known as Formosa at the time of its appearance at the 1954 and 1959 FIBA World Championship.
** Includes appearance by West Germany at the 1986 FIBA World Championship.
*** Includes two appearances by FR Yugoslavia at the 1998 and 2002 FIBA World Championship and one appearance by Serbia and Montenegro at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n No final was played; teams played each other once in the final group round-robin; the best team with the best record wins the championship. The scores are the results of the games between the teams in the final group.
  2. ^ FIBA World Championships medals' table 1950-2006

Simple English

The FIBA World Championship (also called the Basketball World Championship) is a world basketball tournament for national teams held once every four years by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

Tournaments

Year Host Country/City Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1950 File:Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg

Buenos Aires

File:Flag of Argentina (alternative).svg
Argentina
Finished 1st in Final group File:US flag 48
United States
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Chile
Finished 3rd in Final group [[File:|30px]]
Brazil
1954
Details
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Rio de Janeiro

File:US flag 48
United States
Finished 1st in Final group [[File:|30px]]
Brazil
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Philippines
Finished 3rd in Final group File:Flag of
France
1959 File:Flag of

Santiago

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Brazil
Finished 1st in Final group File:US flag 49
United States
File:Flag of
Chile
Finished 3rd in Final group [[File:|30px]]
Formosa
1963 File:Flag of

Rio de Janeiro

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Brazil
Finished 1st in Final group [[File:|30px]]
Yugoslavia
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Soviet Union
Finished 3rd in Final group File:Flag of the United
United States
1967 File:Flag of

Montevideo

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Soviet Union
Finished 1st in Final group [[File:|30px]]
Yugoslavia
[[File:|30px]]
Brazil
Finished 3rd in Final group File:Flag of the United
United States
1970 [[File:|22px]]

Ljubljana

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Yugoslavia
Finished 1st in Final group [[File:|30px]]
Brazil
[[File:|30px]]
Soviet Union
Finished 3rd in Final group File:Flag of
Italy
1974 [[File:|22px]]

San Juan

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Soviet Union
Finished tied for 1st in Final group, won via points difference [[File:|30px]]
Yugoslavia
File:Flag of the United
United States
Finished tied for 1st in Final group, lost via points difference File:Flag of
Cuba
1978 [[File:|22px]]

Manila

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Yugoslavia
82-81
(OT)
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Soviet Union
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Brazil
86-85 File:Flag of
Italy
1982 [[File:|22px]]

Cali

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Soviet Union
95-94 File:Flag of the United
United States
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Yugoslavia
119-117 File:Flag of
Spain
1986 [[File:|22px]]

Madrid

File:Flag of the United
United States
87-85 [[File:|30px]]
Soviet Union
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Yugoslavia
117-91 [[File:|30px]]
Brazil
1990 [[File:|22px]]

Buenos Aires

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Yugoslavia
92-75 [[File:|30px]]
Soviet Union
File:Flag of the United
United States
107-105 File:Flag of Puerto
Puerto Rico
1994
Details
File:Flag of

Toronto

File:Flag of the United
United States
137-91 File:Flag of
Russia
File:Flag of
Croatia
78-60 File:Flag of
Greece
1998
Details
File:Flag of

Athens

File:Flag of
Yugoslavia
64-62 File:Flag of
Russia
File:Flag of the United
United States
84-61 File:Flag of
Greece
2002
Details
File:Flag of the

Indianapolis

File:Flag of
Yugoslavia
84-77
(OT)
File:Flag of
Argentina
File:Flag of
Germany
117-94 [[File:|30px]]
New Zealand
2006
Details
File:Flag of

Japan

File:Flag of
Spain
70-47
File:Flag of
Greece
File:Flag of the United
United States
96-81 File:Flag of
Argentina
2010
Details
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Turkey



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