1967 FIBA World Championship

The 1967 FIBA World Championship was the 5th FIBA World Championship, the international basketball world championship for men's teams. It was hosted by Montevideo, Uruguay from May 27 to June 11, 1967.

1967 FIBA World Championship
FIBA Campeonato Mundial de Baloncesto de 1967
Tournament details
Host countryUruguay
DatesMay 27 – June 11
Officially opened byÓscar Diego Gestido
Teams13 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (1st title)
Runners-up Yugoslavia
Third place Brazil
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Games played54
MVPSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivo Daneu
Top scorerPoland Mieczysław Łopatka
(19.7 points per game)
1963
1970

VenuesEdit

Group City Arena Capacity
Group A Mercedes[1] Gimnasio de Praga[2]  –
Group B Montevideo[1] Peñarol Palace 10,000
Group C Salto[1] Gimnasio de Salto[2]  –
Classification round Córdoba[1] Córdoba Sport Club[2]  –
Final round Montevideo[1] Cilindro Municipal[2] 18,000

Competing nationsEdit

Group A Group B Group C

  Italy
  Mexico
  Yugoslavia
  United States

  Argentina
  Japan
  Peru
  Soviet Union

  Brazil
  Paraguay
  Poland
  Puerto Rico

  Uruguay – advanced automatically to the final round as host

Competition formatEdit

  • Preliminary round: Three groups of four teams play each other once; top two teams progress to the final round, bottom two teams relegated to classification round.
  • Classification round: All bottom two teams from preliminary round group play each other once. The team with the best record is ranked eighth; the worst is ranked 13th.
  • Final round: All top two teams from preliminary round group, the 1964 Olympic champion, and the host team play each other once. The team with the best record wins the championship.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 3 0 218 192 +26 6 Final round
2   Yugoslavia 3 2 1 228 211 +17 5
3   Mexico 3 1 2 216 221 −5 4 Classification round
4   Italy 3 0 3 178 216 −38 3
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
27 May
Mexico   73–86   Yugoslavia
28 May
Italy   62–71   Yugoslavia
29 May
Italy   60–78   Mexico

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Soviet Union 3 3 0 284 168 +116 6 Final round
2   Argentina 3 2 1 208 233 −25 5
3   Peru 3 1 2 192 215 −23 4 Classification round
4   Japan 3 0 3 177 245 −68 3
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
27 May
Argentina   69–63   Japan
27 May
Soviet Union   84–46   Peru
28 May
Peru   65–73   Argentina
28 May
Soviet Union   95–56   Japan
30 May
Peru   81–58   Japan

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 3 0 260 164 +96 6 Final round
2   Poland 3 2 1 244 207 +37 5
3   Puerto Rico 3 1 2 206 220 −14 4 Classification round
4   Paraguay 3 0 3 153 272 −119 3
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
27 May
Brazil   85–41   Paraguay
28 May
Poland   76–64   Puerto Rico
28 May
Paraguay   52–86   Puerto Rico
29 May
Brazil   83–67   Poland
30 May
Paraguay   60–101   Poland
30 May
Brazil   92–56   Puerto Rico

Classification roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
8   Mexico 5 5 0 318 265 +53 10
9   Italy 5 4 1 373 298 +75 9
10   Peru 5 3 2 279 281 −2 8
11   Japan 5 2 3 327 344 −17 7
12   Puerto Rico 5 1 4 342 355 −13 6
13   Paraguay 5 0 5 283 379 −96 5
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
3 June
Paraguay   46–65   Mexico
3 June
Puerto Rico   52–57   Peru
4 June
Paraguay   58–91   Italy
4 June
Mexico   56–44   Peru
4 June
Puerto Rico   79–86 (2OT)   Japan
5 June
Italy   74–57   Japan
6 June
Paraguay   55–80   Japan
6 June
Italy   68–46   Peru
7 June
Japan   54–69   Mexico
8 June
Paraguay   55–65   Peru
9 June
Japan   50–67   Peru
9 June
Italy   62–63   Mexico

Final roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   Soviet Union (C) 6 5 1 449 368 +81 11
2   Yugoslavia 6 4 2 451 432 +19 10[a]
3   Brazil 6 4 2 465 432 +33 10[a]
4   United States 6 4 2 457 391 +66 10[a]
5   Poland 6 2 4 422 469 −47 8
6   Argentina 6 1 5 399 479 −80 7[b]
7   Uruguay (H) 6 1 5 347 419 −72 7[b]
Source: FIBA archive
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal average; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
(C) Champion; (H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head record: Yugoslavia 2–0, Brazil 1–1, United States 0–2
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head record: Argentina 1–0 Uruguay
1 June
Brazil   63–45   Uruguay
6 June
Brazil   90–85   Poland
10 June
Argentina   66–74   Brazil
10 June
Uruguay   62–72   Poland

AwardsEdit

 1967 World Championship Winner 
 
Soviet Union
First title
Most Valuable Player
  Ivo Daneu

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Record
1   Soviet Union 8–1
2   Yugoslavia 6–3
3   Brazil 7–2
4   United States 7–2
5   Poland 4–5
6   Argentina 3–6
7   Uruguay 1–5
8   Mexico 6–2
9   Italy 4–4
10   Peru 4–4
11   Japan 2–6
12   Puerto Rico 2–6
13   Paraguay 0–8

All-Tournament TeamEdit

Top scorers (ppg)Edit

  1. Mieczyslaw Lopatka (Poland) 19.7
  2. Bohdan Likszo (Poland) 19.3
  3. Luiz Cláudio Menon (Brazil) 18.6
  4. Ernesto Ghermann (Argentina) 18.3
  5. Gianfranco Lombardi (Italy) 17.5
  6. Ubiratan Pereira Maciel (Brazil) 15.9
  7. Manuel Raga (Mexico) 15.6
  8. Radivoj Korać (Yugoslavia) 14.6
  9. Arturo Guerrero (Mexico) 14.4
  10. Ivo Daneu (Yugoslavia) 14.0

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