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The 1970 FIBA World Championship was the 6th FIBA World Championship, the international basketball world championship for men's teams. It was hosted by Yugoslavia at Bosnia Sarajevo, Croatia Split, Karlovac, Macedonia Skopje and Slovenia Ljubljana, from May 10 to 24, 1970.[1] It was the first ever FIBA World Championship hosted outside South America.

1970 FIBA World Championship
Светско првенство у кошарци 1970
1970 FIBA World Championship stamp of Yugoslavia.jpg
Yugoslav stamp dedicated to the 1970 FIBA World Championship
Tournament details
Host countryYugoslavia
DatesMay 10–24
Teams13
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (1st title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
MVPSoviet Union Sergei Belov
Top scorerSouth Korea Shin Dong-Pa
(32.6 per game)
1967
1974

Contents

Competing nationsEdit

Group A Group B Group C

  Australia
  Cuba
  Czechoslovakia
  United States

  Brazil
  Canada
  Italy
  South Korea

  Panama
  Soviet Union
  United Arab Republic
  Uruguay

  Yugoslavia – advanced automatically to the final round as host

VenuesEdit

Group A[1] Group B[1] Group C[1] Classification round[1] Final round[1]
Sarajevo Karlovac Split Skopje Ljubljana
Dvorana Skenderija Sportska Dvorana Mladost Dvorana na Gripama Sala Gradski Park Hala Tivoli
Capacity: 5,500 Capacity: 4,000 Capacity: 3,500 Capacity: 2,500 Capacity: 7,000
     

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the final round
Qualified for the classification round

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 272 201 +71 6
  Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 262 249 +13 5
  Cuba 3 1 2 205 209 −4 4
  Australia 3 0 3 185 265 −80 3
13 May
Cuba   72–53   Australia

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Brazil 3 3 0 288 229 +59 6
  Italy 3 2 1 254 229 +25 5
  South Korea 3 1 2 240 247 −7 4
  Canada 3 0 3 216 293 −77 3
10 May
Brazil   82–77   South Korea
11 May
Canada   88–97   South Korea
11 May
Brazil   94–93 (2OT)   Italy
12 May
Canada   69–84   Italy
13 May
Brazil   112–59   Canada
13 May
South Korea   66–77   Italy

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Soviet Union 3 3 0 302 161 +141 6
  Uruguay 3 2 1 222 221 +1 5
  Panama 3 1 2 236 266 −30 4
  United Arab Republic 3 0 3 206 318 −112 3
11 May
Soviet Union   71–53   Uruguay
12 May
Panama   52–110   Soviet Union
13 May
Uruguay   79–77   Panama

Classification roundEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Cuba 5 5 0 455 337 +118 10
  Panama 5 3 2 425 408 +17 8 1–1; 1.006
  Canada 5 3 2 409 412 −3 8 1–1; 1.000
  South Korea 5 3 2 428 397 +31 8 1–1; 0.994
  Australia 5 1 4 394 433 −39 6
  United Arab Republic 5 0 5 367 491 −124 5
16 May
Canada   65–98   Cuba
17 May
South Korea   88–91 (OT)   Panama
19 May
Panama   90–83   Australia
19 May
United Arab Republic   64–103   Cuba
19 May
South Korea   79–77   Canada
20 May
Australia   61–90   Cuba
20 May
Panama   79–81   Canada
22 May
Canada   80–76   Australia
22 May
South Korea   76–77   Cuba
23 May
Australia   79–92   South Korea
23 May
Canada   106–80   United Arab Republic
23 May
Cuba   87–71   Panama

Final roundEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Yugoslavia 6 5 1 445 397 +48 11
  Brazil 6 4 2 416 421 −5 10 1–0
  Soviet Union 6 4 2 478 386 +92 10 0–1
  Italy 6 3 3 411 403 +8 9 1–0
  United States 6 3 3 431 376 +55 9 0–1
  Czechoslovakia 6 2 4 440 509 −69 8
  Uruguay 6 0 6 342 471 −129 6
16 May
Yugoslavia   66–63   Italy
16 May
Soviet Union   64–66   Brazil
17 May
Brazil   69–59   Italy
17 May
United States   76–39   Uruguay
18 May
Soviet Union   95–43   Uruguay
18 May
Czechoslovakia   77–89   Italy
18 May
Brazil   55–80   Yugoslavia
20 May
Italy   76–65   Uruguay
21 May
Czechoslovakia   72–71   Brazil
21 May
Italy   66–64   United States
21 May
Uruguay   45–63   Yugoslavia
23 May
Uruguay   81–86   Brazil
23 May
Italy   58–62   Soviet Union
24 May
Uruguay   69–75   Czechoslovakia
24 May
United States   65–69   Brazil
24 May
Yugoslavia   72–87   Soviet Union

AwardsEdit

Final rankingEdit