2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup -- Just the Facts

SITE: Spain

DATES: August 30-September 14, 2014

GOLD MEDAL GAME: September 14, 2014

USA MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM ROSTER: 2014-16 USA National Team Roster

EVENT WEB SITE: 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

SITES OF COMPETITION:
Preliminary Round Sites: Bilbao, Granada, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Seville, Spain
Eighth-Finals, Quarterfinals and Semifinals Sites: Barcelona and Madrid, Spain.
Gold Medal and Bronze Medal Games: Madrid, Spain

DRAW: February 3, 2014.

EVENT OVERVIEW: The FIBA Basketball World Cup, known from 1950 until 2010 as the FIBA World Championship, is the flagship event of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

QUALIFIED NATIONS (2): Spain, the host country; United States, which earned its berth by virtue of claiming the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics; Eighteen (18) teams were determined through FIBA's five zone qualifying tournaments (see below for qualifying tournament details) and the final four qualifying spots will be selected as wildcards by FIBA.

2014 FIBA WORLD CUP TEAM PROFILES: Team Profiles



COUNTRIES QUALIFIED FOR THE 2014 FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP COMPETITION:

  • Host Country: Spain
  • 2012 Olympic Champion: United States
  • FIBA Africa: 3 team qualified - Angola (gold medalist), Egypt (silver medalist) and Senegal (bronze medalist)
  • FIBA Americas: 4 teams qualified - Mexico (gold medalist); Puerto Rico (silver medalist); Argentina (bronze medalist), Dominican Republic (4th place)
  • FIBA Asia: 3 team qualified - Iran (gold medalist), Philippines (silver medalist) and South Korea (bronze medalist)
  • FIBA Europe: 6 teams qualified - France (gold medalist); Lithuania (silver medalists); Croatia (4th place); Slovenia (5th place); Ukraine (6th place) and Serbia (7th place)
  • FIBA Oceania: 2 teams qualified - Australia and New Zealand
  • 2014 FIBA Wildcard Selections (Selected by FIBA): Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey


MEN'S FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SUMMARY OF FINISHES

Gold
Silver
Bronze
Yugoslavia
5
3
2
United States
4
3
4
Soviet Union
3
3
2
Brazil
2
2
2
Argentina
1
1
0
Spain
1
0
0
Russia
0
2
0
Greece
0
1
0
Turkey
0
1
0
Chile
0
0
2
Croatia
0
0
1
Germany
0
0
1
Lithuania
0
0
1
Philippines
0
0
1

*In 1998 Yugoslavia included only Montenegro and Serbia

MEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS YEAR-BY-YEAR FINAL STANDINGS

 
1950
1954
1959
1963
1967
1970
1974
1978
1.
ARG
USA
BRA
BRA
URS
YUG
URS
YUG
2.
USA
BRA
USA
YUG
YUG
BRA
YUG
URS
3.
CHI
PHI
CHI
URS
BRA
URS
USA
BRA
4.
BRA
FRA
FOR
USA
USA
ITA
CUB
ITA
5.
EGY
FOR
PUR
FRA
POL
USA
ESP
USA
6.
FRA
URU
URS
PUR
ARG
CZK
BRA
CAN
7.
PER
CAN
BUL
ITA
URU
URU
PUR
AUS
8.
ECU
ISR
PHI
ARG
MEX
CUB
CAN
PHI
9.
ESP
PAR
URU
MEX
ITA
PAN
MEX
CZK
10.
YUG
CHI
ARG
URU
PER
CAN
CZK
PUR
11.
 
YUG
EGY
CAN
JPN
KOR
ARG
CHN
12.
 
PER
CAN
PER
PUR
AUS
AUS
DOM
13.
 
 
MEX
JPN
PAR
EGY
PHI
KOR
14.
 
 
 
 
 
 
CAF
SEN

 

1982
1986
1990
1994
1998
2002
2006
2010
1.
URS
USA
YUG
USA
YUG
YUG
ESP
USA
2.
USA
URS
URS
RUS
RUS
ARG
GRE
TUR
3.
YUG
YUG
USA
CRO
USA
GER
USA
LTU
4.
ESP
BRA
PUR
GRE
GRE
NZL
ARG
SBR
5.
AUS
ESP
BRA
AUS
ESP
ESP
FRA
ARG
6.
CAN
ITA
GRE
PUR
ITA
USA
TUR
ESP
7.
COL
ISR
AUS
CAN
LIT
PUR
LTU
RUS
8.
BRA
CAN
ARG
CHN
ARG
BRA
GER
SLO
9.
PAN
CHN
ITA
ARG
AUS
TUR
ANG#
BRA
10.
CZK
GRE
ESP
ESP
BRA
RUS
AUS#
AUS
11.
URU
CUB
VEN
BRA
PUR
ANG
CHN#
GRE
12.
CHN
ARG
CAN
GER
CAN
CHN
ITA#
NZL
13.
CIV
AUS*
ANG
KOR
NGR
CAN
NZL#
FRA
14.
 
ANG*
CHN
EGY
JPN
VEN
NIG#
CRO
15.
 
CIV*
KOR
CUB
SEN
ALG
SCG#
ANG
16.
 
FRA*
EGY
ANG
KOR
LIB
SLO#
CHN
17.
 
FRG*
 
 
 
 
BRA^
GER
 
KOR*
 
 
 
 
JPN^
PUR
 
MAS*
 
 
 
 
LIB^
IRN
 
NED*
 
 
 
 
PUR^
LIB
.
 
NZL*
 
 
 
 
PAN+
CIV
 
URU*
 
 
 
 
QAT+
CAN
 
PAN*
 
 
 
 
SEN+
JOR
 
PUR*
 
 
 
 
VEN+
TUN

*Teams did not qualify for final rounds and were not ranked.
#Teams finished tied for ninth.
^Teams finished tied for 17th.
+Teams finished tied for 21st.

LEGEND: ALG-Algeria; ANG-Angola; ARG-Argentina; AUS-Australia; BRA-Brazil; BUL-Bulgaria; CAF-Central Africa Republic; CAN-Canada; CHI-Chile; CHN-China; CIV-Ivory Coast; COL-Colombia; CRO-Crotatia; CUB-Cuba; CZK-Czechoslovakia; DOM-Dominican Republic; ECU-Ecuador; EGY-Egypt; ESP-Spain; FOR-Formosa; FRA-France; FRG-Federal Republic of Germany; GER-Germany; GRE-Greece; IRN-Iranl ISR-Israel; ITA-Italy; JPN-Japan; KOR-South Korea; LIB-Lebanon; LTU-Lithuania; JOR-Jordan; MAS-Malaysia; MEX-Mexico; NED-Netherlands; NGR-Nigeria; NZL-New Zealand; PAN-Panama; PAR-Paraguay; PER-Peru; PHI-Philippines; POL-Poland; PUR-Puerto Rico; QAT-Qatar; RUS-Russia; SBR-Serbia; SEN-Senegal; SCG-Serbia & Montenegro; SLO-Slovenia; TUN-Tunisia; TUR-Turkey; URS-Soviet Union; URU-Uruguay; USA-United States of America; VEN-Venezuela; YUG-Yugoslavia.

 

USA MEN'S ALL-TIME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
(Won 114, Lost 27)


Algeria (1-0)
100- 60 2002
Angola (1-0)
121- 66 2010
Argentina (7-3)
96- 81 2006
80- 87 2002
87- 74 1998
104-100 1990
70- 74 1986
109- 86 1974
76- 66 1967
81- 51 1963
87- 73 1959
50- 64 1950
Australia (7-0)
113- 73 2006
96- 78 1998
130- 74 1994
79- 78 1990
110- 86 1982
77- 75 1978
99- 62 1970
Brazil (7-5)
70- 68 2010
83- 59 1998
105- 82 1994
96- 80 1986
90- 92 1978
103- 83 1974
65- 69 1970
71- 80 1967
81- 85 1963
67- 81 1959
62- 41 1954
45- 42 1950
Bulgaria (1-0)
63- 58 1959
Canada (7-0)
77- 65 1986
71- 69 1982
96- 94 1978
96- 90 1978
115- 94 1974
84- 50 1954
59- 37 1954
Chile (3-0)
64- 55 1959
44- 29 1950
37- 33 1950
China (5-0)
121- 90 2006
84- 65 2002
132- 77 1994
107- 81 1986
96- 73 1982
Colombia (1-0)
100- 83 1982
Croatia (1-0)
106- 78/TD> 2010
Cuba (2-0)
83- 70 1974
74- 53 1970
Czechoslovakia
(3-0)
96- 79 1978
88- 60 1970
99- 86 1970
Dominican Republic (1-0)
104- 65 1978
Egypt (1-0)
34- 32 1950
Fed. Rep. of Germany (1-0)
81-68 1986
Formosa (3-0)
85- 69 1959
81- 73 1959
72- 28 1954
France (3-0)
81- 61 1963
70- 49 1954
48- 33 1950
Germany (2-0)
85- 65 2006
104- 87 2002
Greece (3-1)
95-101 2006
84- 61 1998
97- 58 1994
103- 95* 1990
Iran (1-0)
88- 51 2010
Israel (1-0)
74- 30 1954
Italy (6-2)
94- 85 2006
80- 77 1998
86- 64 1986
80- 81 1978
64- 66 1970
67- 56 1967
101- 73 1963
87- 77 1963
Ivory Coast (1-0)
99- 63 1986
Lithuania (0-1)
82- 84 1998
Mexico (2-0)
75- 65 1967
88- 74 1963
New Zealand (1-0)
110- 62 2002
Panama (1-0)
100- 79 1982
Peru (1-0)
73- 49 1954
Philippines (3-0)
100- 70 1978
135- 85 1974
56- 43 1954
Poland (1-0)
91- 61 1967
Puerto Rico (8-1)
111-100 2006
84- 74 2002
134- 83 1994
107-105* 1990
79- 81 1990
73- 72 1986
94- 76 1974
88- 64 1963
54- 53 1959
Russia (4-1)
89- 79 2010
106- 82 2002
64- 66 1998
137- 91 1994
111- 94 1994
Senegal (1-0)
103- 58 2006
Slovenia (2-0)
99- 77 2010
114- 95 2006
South Korea (2-0)
88- 62 1998
146- 67 1990
Soviet Union (4-5)
87- 85 1986
94- 95 1982
99- 93 1982
76- 97 1978
94-105 1974
75- 72 1970
59- 58 1967
74- 75 1963
37- 62 1959
Spain (4-2)
76- 81 2002
75- 73 1998
115-100 1994
95- 85 1990
99- 109 1982
114- 71 1974
Tunisia (1-0)
92- 57 2010
Turkey (1-0)
81- 64 2010
United Arab Republic (1-0)
103- 58 1959
Uruguay (3-0)
76- 39 1970
88- 53 1967
64- 59 1954
Yugoslavia (4-6)
78- 81 2002
91- 99 1990
69- 60 1986
88- 81 1982
93- 100 1978
91- 88 1974
63- 70 1970
72- 73 1967
76- 71 1967
73- 75 1963

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