2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship

The 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship was an international basketball competition, held from 5 to 14 August 2005, in Córdoba and Mar de Plata, Argentina.[1] It was the last edition of the FIBA Under-21 World Championship. Twelve national teams competed in the tournament.

Tournament details
Host nation Argentina
Dates5 August – 14 August
Teams12 
(from 5 federations)
Venues
(in 2 host cities)
Champions Lithuania
(1st title)
MVPLithuania Renaldas Seibutis
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points Israel Halperin (23.5)  United States
(101.1)
Rebounds Puerto Rico Ramos (9.5)  United States
(42.8)
Assists Puerto Rico Barea (7.3)  Lithuania
(18.6)
2001

Lithuania won their first title, after defeating Greece in the final.

Qualified teamsEdit

Iran originally qualified for the finals, but withdrew after refusing to issue a visa because the Iranian government refused to play against Israel.[2]

Means of Qualification Date Venue Berths Qualifiers
Host Nation 1   Argentina
2004 FIBA Oceania Under-20 Championship 30 - 31 July 2004   Terrigal 1   Australia
2004 FIBA Africa Under-20 Championship 23 July - 1 August 2004   Dakar 1   Nigeria
2004 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship 23 July - 1 August 2004   Brno 4   Slovenia
  Israel
  Lithuania
  Greece
2004 FIBA Americas Under-20 Championship 28 July - 1 August 2017   Halifax 3   United States
  Puerto Rico
  Canada
2004 FIBA Asia Under-20 Championship 29 September - 8 October 2004   Tehran 2   Iran
  China
Total 12

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC–3).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 5 5 0 389 332 +57 10 Quarterfinals
2   Greece 5 4 1 305 281 +24 9
3   Argentina (H) 5 3 2 312 249 +63 8
4   Canada 5 2 3 268 302 −34 7
5   Israel 5 1 4 323 333 −10 6 Placement matches
6   Iran 5 0 5 0 100 −100 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(H) Host
5 August 2005
Canada   20–0   Iran

5 August 2005
18:00
Australia   94–81   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 24–11, 20–19, 28–27, 22–24
Pts: Newley 22
Rebs: Marić, Marković 7
Asts: Marković 7
Pts: Vasileiadis 22
Rebs: Apostolidis 6
Asts: Vasilopoulos 4
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Attendance: 1000
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), José Aníbal Carrión (PUR), José La Paix (DOM)

5 August 2005
21:00
Israel   58–71   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 15–11, 9–22, 16–23, 18–15
Pts: Eliyahu 15
Rebs: Eliyahu 7
Asts: Limonad 4
Pts: Sandes 19
Rebs: Sandes 10
Asts: Figueroa 4
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Attendance: 4500
Referees: Terry Moore (USA), Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Sasha Pukl (SLO)
6 August 2005
Israel   20–0   Iran

6 August 2005
18:15
Canada   71–88   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 13–26, 22–19, 22–23, 14–20
Pts: Kuljanin 18
Rebs: Kendall 8
Asts: Altidor-Cespedes 4
Pts: Bruce 18
Rebs: Marić 11
Asts: Bruce 4
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Attendance: 2000
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Sergio Pacheco (BRA), Qi Ban (CHN)

6 August 2005
21:00
Argentina   59–63   Greece
Scoring by quarter: 14–7, 16–20, 14–15, 15–21
Pts: Schattmann 17
Rebs: Mainoldi 11
Asts: Sandes 4
Pts: Vasileiadis 20
Rebs: Mavrokefalidis 7
Asts: Xanthopoulos 4
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Attendance: 4600
Referees: Terry Moore (USA), José Aníbal Carrión (PUR), Eddie Viator (FRA)
7 August 2005
Iran   0–20   Australia

7 August 2005
19:30
Greece   79–75   Israel
Scoring by quarter: 18–15, 19–18, 24–23, 14–19
Pts: Vasilopoulos 24
Rebs: Zefkilis 10
Asts: Three players 3
Pts: Halperin 22
Rebs: Nir 9
Asts: Limonad 5
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Attendance: 3000
Referees: Sergio Pacheco (BRA), Sasha Pukl (SLO), Qi Ban (CHN)

7 August 2005
21:50
Argentina   86–46   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 17–12, 18–12, 20–10, 31–12
Pts: Schattmann 19
Rebs: Weigand 9
Asts: Four players 2
Pts: Kuljanin 10
Rebs: Kendall, Kuljanin 5
Asts: Kendall 2
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Attendance: 5000
Referees: Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), José La Paix (DOM), Eddie Viator (FRA)
9 August 2005
Iran   0–20   Argentina

9 August 2005
18:15
Australia   105–104   Israel
Scoring by quarter: 24–27, 28–34, 32–22, 21–21
Pts: Newley 22
Rebs: Marić 12
Asts: Marković 4
Pts: Halperin 27
Rebs: Eliyahu 9
Asts: Halperin 6
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Referees: Virginijus Dovidavicius (LTU), Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Qi Ban (CHN)

9 August 2005
20:30
Greece   62–53   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 10–13, 15–8, 17–19, 20–13
Pts: Vasileiadis 23
Rebs: Vasilopoulos 7
Asts: Xanthopoulos 6
Pts: Kou 17
Rebs: Kendall, Kuljanin 6
Asts: Constain, Doornekamp 3
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Referees: Terry Moore (USA), Sasha Pukl (SLO), José La Paix (DOM)
10 August 2005
Greece   20–0   Iran

10 August 2005
18:15
Israel   66–78   Canada
Scoring by quarter: 26–17, 18–15, 16–28, 6–18
Pts: Halperin 22
Rebs: Eliyahu 8
Asts: Halperin 4
Pts: Gallimore 24
Rebs: Three players 6
Asts: Gallimore, Kendall 3
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Referees: Terry Moore (USA), Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Eddie Viator (FRA)

10 August 2005
20:30
Argentina   76–82   Australia
Scoring by quarter: 10–22, 19–29, 26–18, 21–13
Pts: Sandes 23
Rebs: Alloatti 9
Asts: Schattmann 3
Pts: Marković 20
Rebs: Marić 10
Asts: Marić 5
Orfeo Superdomo, Córdoba
Referees: Sasa Pukl (SLO), José Aníbal Carrión (PUR), Sergio Pacheco (BRA)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   United States 5 5 0 509 369 +140 10 Quarterfinals
2   Lithuania 5 4 1 478 408 +70 9
3   Puerto Rico 5 3 2 422 378 +44 8
4   Slovenia 5 2 3 332 362 −30 7
5   Nigeria 5 1 4 366 457 −91 6 Placement matches
6   China 5 0 5 334 467 −133 5
Source: FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
5 August 2005
Slovenia   63–54   Nigeria

5 August 2005
China   50–117   United States

5 August 2005
Lithuania   97–81   Puerto Rico

6 August 2005
Nigeria   87–81   China

6 August 2005
United States   103–83   Lithuania

6 August 2005
Puerto Rico   71–50   Slovenia

7 August 2005
Lithuania   110–75   Nigeria

7 August 2005
China   63–66   Slovenia

7 August 2005
United States   94–79   Puerto Rico

9 August 2005
Slovenia   74–92   Lithuania

9 August 2005
Nigeria   78–113   United States

9 August 2005
Puerto Rico   101–65   China

10 August 2005
United States   82–79   Slovenia

10 August 2005
Lithuania   96–75   China

10 August 2005
Nigeria   72–90   Puerto Rico

9th–12th place playoffsEdit

9th–12th place semifinals 9th place match
      
B5   Nigeria w/o
A6   Iran
B5   Nigeria 110
A5   Israel 104
A5   Israel 95
B6   China 74 11th place match
A6   Iran
B6   China w/o

9th–12th place semifinalsEdit

12 August 2005
Nigeria   w/o–    Iran
12 August 2005
Israel   95–74   China

11th place matchEdit

13 August 2005
Iran    –w/o   China

9th place matchEdit

13 August 2005
Nigeria   110–104   Israel

Championship playoffsEdit

Fifth placeConsolation semifinalsQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
B2  Lithuania76
A3  Argentina63
A3  Argentina70B2  Lithuania96
B4  Slovenia43A1  Australia73
A1  Australia89
B4  Slovenia80
A3  Argentina85B2  Lithuania65
B1  United States111A2  Greece63
A2  Greece88
B3  Puerto Rico63
Seventh placeB3  Puerto Rico79A2  Greece74Third place
B1  United States99A4  Canada61
B4  Slovenia77B1  United States90A1  Australia74
B3  Puerto Rico86A4  Canada93A4  Canada79

QuarterfinalsEdit

12 August 2005
Lithuania   76–63   Argentina
12 August 2005
Australia   89–80   Slovenia
12 August 2005
Greece   88–63   Puerto Rico
12 August 2005
United States   90–93   Canada

5th–8th place semifinalsEdit

13 August 2005
Argentina   70–43   Slovenia
13 August 2005
Puerto Rico   79–99   United States

SemifinalsEdit

13 August 2005
Lithuania   96–73   Australia
13 August 2005
Greece   74–61   Canada

7th place matchEdit

14 August 2005
Slovenia   77–86   Puerto Rico

5th place matchEdit

14 August 2005
Argentina   85–111   United States

3rd place matchEdit

14 August 2005
Australia   74–79   Canada

FinalEdit

14 August 2005
Lithuania   65–63   Greece

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
    Lithuania
    Greece
    Canada
4   Australia
5   United States
6   Argentina
7   Puerto Rico
8   Slovenia
9   Nigeria
10   Israel
11   China
12   Iran

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tournament statistics at the FIBA Archive
  2. ^ Livnat, Arie (4 August 2005). "Basketball Iran Pulls Out of U21 Tourney to Avoid Match-up Against Israel". Haaretz. Retrieved 30 October 2022.