1990 FIBA World Championship

The 1990 FIBA World Championship was the 11th FIBA World Championship, the international basketball world championship for men's teams. It was hosted by Argentina from August 8 to 19, 1990. The competition final phase was held at the Luna Park, Buenos Aires.[1]

1990 FIBA World Championship
FIBA Campeonato Mundial Basquetbol 1990
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Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
DatesAugust 8–19
Officially opened byCarlos Menem
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (3rd title)
Runners-up Soviet Union
Third place United States
Fourth place Puerto Rico
Tournament statistics
Games played64
MVPSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Toni Kukoč
Top scorerBrazil Oscar Schmidt
(34.6 points per game)
1986
1994

Yugoslavia emerged as the tournament winner. This was the last World Championship in which the country participated before its dissolution. Likewise, the Soviet Union participated in its final tournament before its dissolution.

This was the first ever FIBA World Championship (now called FIBA Basketball World Cup) tournament, in which non-American current NBA players that had also already played in an official regular season NBA game could participate.

VenuesEdit

Group City Arena Capacity
Final round[1] Buenos Aires Luna Park[1][2] 16,000
Group D[1] Córdoba Pabellon Verde Complejo Ferial 4,000
Group B[1] Rosario Estadio Cubierto Newell's Old Boys 10,000
Classification Round[1] Salta Polideportivo Delmi[2] 3,000
Group A[1] Santa Fe Estadio de la Facultad Regional Santa Fe 5,000
Group C[1] Villa Ballester Sociedad Alemana de Gimnasia[2] 2,000

Competing nationsEdit

The following national teams competed:

Group A Group B Group C Group D

  Puerto Rico
  Yugoslavia
  Venezuela
  Angola

  Brazil
  Australia
  Italy
  China

  United States
  Greece
  Spain
  South Korea

  Soviet Union
  Argentina
  Canada
  Egypt

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Puerto Rico 3 3 0 248 224 +24 6 Quarterfinal round
2   Yugoslavia 3 2 1 259 245 +14 5
3   Venezuela 3 1 2 241 257 −16 4 9th–16th classification round
4   Angola 3 0 3 231 253 −22 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.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil 3 2 1 331 273 +58 5[a] Quarterfinal round
2   Australia 3 2 1 264 247 +17 5[a]
3   Italy 3 2 1 318 290 +28 5[a] 9th–16th classification round
4   China 3 0 3 256 359 −103 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head record: Brazil 1–1 (1.08 GAvg), Australia 1–1 (0.98 GAvg), Italy 1–1 (0.95 GAvg)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 3 0 344 247 +97 6 Quarterfinal round
2   Greece 3 2 1 316 272 +44 5
3   Spain 3 1 2 308 298 +10 4 9th–16th classification round
4   South Korea 3 0 3 244 395 −151 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.

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Soviet Union 3 3 0 289 234 +55 6 Quarterfinal round
2   Argentina (H) 3 2 1 255 250 +5 5
3   Canada 3 1 2 252 254 −2 4 9th–16th classification round
4   Egypt 3 0 3 209 267 −58 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.
(H) Host

Quarterfinal roundEdit

The top two finishers from Groups I and II advance to the final round.

Group IEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Puerto Rico 3 3 0 262 234 +28 6 Semifinals
2   United States 3 2 1 262 259 +3 5
3   Australia 3 1 2 252 259 −7 4 5th–8th classification round
4   Argentina (H) 3 0 3 267 291 −24 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.
(H) Host
13 August
Puerto Rico   89–79   Australia
13 August
United States   104–100   Argentina
14 August
Australia   78–79   United States
14 August
Puerto Rico   92–76   Argentina
15 August
Puerto Rico   81–79   United States
15 August
Australia   95–91   Argentina

Group IIEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Yugoslavia 3 3 0 282 230 +52 6 Semifinals
2   Soviet Union 3 2 1 262 257 +5 5
3   Greece 3 1 2 227 240 −13 4 5th–8th classification round
4   Brazil 3 0 3 274 318 −44 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.
13 August
Greece   57–75   Soviet Union
13 August
Yugoslavia   105–86   Brazil
14 August
Yugoslavia   100–77   Soviet Union
14 August
Brazil   88–103   Greece
15 August
Yugoslavia   77–67   Greece
15 August
Brazil   100–110   Soviet Union

9th–16th classificationEdit

Quarterfinal roundEdit

Group IIIEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 3 0 359 261 +98 6 9th–12th classification round
2   Venezuela 3 2 1 305 319 −14 5
3   China 3 1 2 277 317 −40 4 13th–16th classification round
4   Egypt 3 0 3 261 305 −44 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.
13 August
Spain   107–73   Egypt
13 August
Venezuela   100–96   China
14 August
China   86–130   Spain
14 August
Venezuela   103–101   Egypt
15 August
Venezuela   102–122   Spain
15 August
China   95–87   Egypt

Group IVEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Italy 3 3 0 319 259 +60 6 9th–12th classification round
2   Canada 3 2 1 285 376 −91 5
3   Angola 3 1 2 284 261 +23 4 13th–16th classification round
4   South Korea 3 0 3 279 351 −72 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.
13 August
South Korea   86–124   Canada
13 August
Angola   78–86   Italy
14 August
Italy   123–100   South Korea
14 August
Angola   80–82   Canada
15 August
Italy   110–81   Canada
15 August
Angola   104–93   South Korea

13th–16th classificationEdit

 
Semifinals13th place game
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Angola 83
 
 
 
  Egypt70
 
  Angola 112
 
 
 
  China96
 
  China 122
 
 
  South Korea100
 
15th place game
 
 
 
 
 
  Egypt 115
 
 
  South Korea117

SemifinalsEdit

17 August
China   122–100   South Korea
17 August
Angola   83–70   Egypt

Fifteenth place playoffEdit

18 August
South Korea   117–115   Egypt

Thirteenth place playoffEdit

19 August
China   96–112   Angola

9th–12th classificationEdit

 
Semifinals9th place game
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Italy 108
 
 
 
  Venezuela100
 
  Italy 86
 
 
 
  Spain83
 
  Spain 84
 
 
  Canada75
 
11th place game
 
 
 
 
 
  Venezuela93
 
 
  Canada92

SemifinalsEdit

17 August
Spain   84–75   Canada
17 August
Italy   108–100   Venezuela

Eleventh place playoffEdit

18 August
Canada   92–93   Venezuela

Ninth place playoffEdit

19 August
Spain   83–106   Italy

5th–8th classificationEdit

 
Semifinals5th place game
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Australia93
 
 
 
  Brazil100
 
  Brazil 97
 
 
 
  Greece94
 
  Greece 81
 
 
  Argentina78
 
7th place game
 
 
 
 
 
  Australia98
 
 
  Argentina84

SemifinalsEdit

17 August
Australia   93–100   Brazil
17 August
Greece   81–78   Argentina

Seventh place playoffEdit

18 August
Australia   98–84   Argentina

Fifth place playoffEdit

19 August
Brazil   97–94   Greece

Final roundEdit

 
SemifinalsFinals
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Puerto Rico82
 
 
 
  Soviet Union98
 
  Soviet Union75
 
 
 
  Yugoslavia92
 
  Yugoslavia 99
 
 
  United States91
 
3rd place game
 
 
 
 
 
  Puerto Rico (OT)105
 
 
  United States107

SemifinalsEdit

17 August
Puerto Rico   82–98   Soviet Union
17 August
Yugoslavia   99–91   United States

Third place playoffEdit

18 August
Puerto Rico   105–107 (OT)   United States

FinalEdit

19 August
Soviet Union   75–92   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 34–52, 41–40
Pts: Vētra, Volkov 15
Rebs: Belostenny 7
Asts: Volkov 4
Pts: Paspalj 20
Rebs: Kukoč 7
Asts: Zdovc 5

Final rankingsEdit

 
Vlade Divac (#12) and Dražen Petrović of Yugoslavia
Rank Team Record
1   Yugoslavia 7–1
2   Soviet Union 6–2
3   United States 6–2
4   Puerto Rico 6–2
5   Brazil 4–4
6   Greece 4–4
7   Australia 4–4
8   Argentina 2–6
9   Italy 7–1
10   Spain 5–3
11   Venezuela 4–4
12   Canada 3–5
13   Angola 3–5
14   China 2–6
15   South Korea 1–7
16   Egypt 0–8

AwardsEdit

 1990 World Championship Winner 
 
Yugoslavia
Third title
MVP
  Toni Kukoč

Team Roster:
Dražen Petrović, Velimir Perasović, Zoran Čutura, Toni Kukoč, Žarko Paspalj, Jure Zdovc, Željko Obradović, Radisav Ćurčić, Vlade Divac, Arijan Komazec, Zoran Jovanović, and Zoran Savić. Head Coach: Dušan Ivković

All-Tournament TeamEdit

Top scorers (ppg)Edit

  1. Oscar Schmidt (Brazil) 34.6
  2. Antonello Riva (Italy) 30.3
  3. Panagiotis Giannakis (Greece) 26.0
  4. Andrew Gaze (Australia) 24.3
  5. Jordi Villacampa (Spain) 23.0
  6. Kim Kim (S.Korea) 22.1
  7. Gabriel Estaba (Venezuela) 21.5
  8. Wang Fei (China) 19.4
  9. Kenny Anderson (USA) 18.8
  10. Valeri Tikhonenko (USSR) 18.5

ReferencesEdit

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