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2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup was the group stage of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup for Spain, Serbia, France, Brazil, Egypt and Iran. Each team played each other once, for a total of five games per team, with all games played at Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada. After all of the games were played, the four teams with the best records qualified for the final round.

Contents

TeamsEdit

Team Qualification Appearance Best performance FIBA World Ranking
As Date Last Total Streak
  Spain Host May 23, 2009 2010 11 9 Champions (2006) / Final 2
  Serbia FIBA Eurobasket 2013 7th place September 21, 2013 2010 15 5 Champions (1998, 2002) / Final (1998, 2002) 11
  France FIBA EuroBasket 2013 winner September 18, 2013 2010 6 3 4th place (1954) / Final round 8
  Brazil Wild card selection February 1, 2014 2010 17 17 Champions (1959, 1963) / Final round 10
  Egypt 2013 FIBA Africa Championship runner-up August 30, 2013 1994 6 1 5th place (1950) / Final round 46
  Iran 2013 FIBA Asia Championship winner August 10, 2013 2010 2 2 19th place (2010) / Classification round 20

StandingsEdit

Qualified for the final round
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Spain 5 5 0 440 314 +126 10
  Brazil 5 4 1 416 333 +83 9
  France 5 3 2 376 357 +19 8
  Serbia 5 2 3 387 378 +9 7
  Iran 5 1 4 344 406 −62 6
  Egypt 5 0 5 311 486 −175 5

All times are local UTC+2.

30 AugustEdit

Egypt vs. SerbiaEdit

This was the first competitive game between Egypt and Serbia.

30 August 2014
15:30
Egypt   64–85   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 13–21, 18–22, 12–25, 21–17
Pts: El-Gammal 12
Rebs: Elmekawi 5
Asts: El-Sabagh 5
Pts: Teodosić 15
Rebs: Birčević 9
Asts: three players 4
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 3,000
Referees: Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Rüştü Nuran (TUR), Michael Weiland (CAN)

France vs. BrazilEdit

This was the fifth meeting between France and Brazil in the World Cup. Brazil has won three games, with Frances's only win coming from their last meeting in the 1986 FIBA World Championship, which was also their last competitive game against each other.

30 August 2014
18:00
France   63–65   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 18–11, 8–17, 15–18, 22–19
Pts: Diaw 15
Rebs: Diaw 6
Asts: Diaw 5
Pts: Huertas 16
Rebs: Varejão 9
Asts: Huertas 5
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 4,200
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Anthony Jordan (USA), Vaughan Mayberry (AUS)

Iran vs. SpainEdit

This was the first competitive game between Iran and Spain.

30 August 2014
22:00
Iran   60–90   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 18–27, 15–21, 17–22, 10–20
Pts: Kamrani 18
Rebs: Haddadi 15
Asts: Nikkhah 4
Pts: P. Gasol 33
Rebs: M. Gasol 10
Asts: Rubio 5
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Yuji Hirahara (JPN), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)

31 AugustEdit

Serbia vs. FranceEdit

This was the first game between Serbia and France in the World Cup. The two teams have met twice in the EuroBasket, with France winning in 2011, and Serbia winning in 2013.

31 August 2014
15:30
Serbia   73–74   France
Scoring by quarter: 21–20, 21–14, 20–26, 11–14
Pts: Raduljica 21
Rebs: Raduljica 7
Asts: Teodosić 5
Pts: Lauvergne 19
Rebs: Batum 6
Asts: Heurtel 6
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 7,070
Referees: Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Jorge Vázquez (PUR)

Brazil vs. IranEdit

This was the second meeting between Brazil and Iran in the World Cup. Brazil won on their first game, in the 2010 FIBA World Championship.

31 August 2014
18:00
Brazil   79–50   Iran
Scoring by quarter: 17–18, 23–6, 21–12, 18–14
Pts: Garcia 12
Rebs: Varejão, Splitter 6
Asts: Huertas 6
Pts: Jamshidi 13
Rebs: Haddadi 7
Asts: Afagh, Jamshidi 2
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 7,070
Referees: Michael Weiland (CAN), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT), Rüştü Nuran (TUR)

Spain vs. EgyptEdit

This was the fourth game between Spain and Egypt in the World Cup. Spain has won two, including their last meeting at the 1994 FIBA World Championship.

31 August 2014
22:00
Spain   91–54   Egypt
Scoring by quarter: 26–10, 16–14, 22–13, 27–17
Pts: Ibaka 18
Rebs: Ibaka 8
Asts: Rubio 7
Pts: El-Gammal 16
Rebs: Ibrahim 7
Asts: El-Gammal 3
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 7,691
Referees: Anthony Jordan (USA), Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Vaughan Mayberry (AUS)

1 SeptemberEdit

Iran vs. SerbiaEdit

This was the first competitive game between Iran and Serbia.

1 September 2014
15:30
Iran   70–83   Serbia
Scoring by quarter: 18–21, 20–21, 13–25, 19–16
Pts: Haddadi 29
Rebs: Haddadi 5
Asts: Nikkhah 7
Pts: Bjelica 18
Rebs: Bjelica 10
Asts: Teodosić 9
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 6,597
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Vaughan Mayberry (AUS), Rüştü Nuran (TUR)

France vs. EgyptEdit

This was the second game between France and Egypt in the World Cup, with France winning their first meeting in the 1950 FIBA World Championship. France won the last competitive game against Egypt at the 1984 Olympics.

1 September 2014
18:00
France   94–55   Egypt
Scoring by quarter: 23–15, 26–11, 19–10, 26–19
Pts: Lauvergne 12
Rebs: Lauvergne 7
Asts: Heurtel 8
Pts: El-Gammal 12
Rebs: El-Gammal 4
Asts: El-Gammal 3
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 6,597
Referees: Michael Weiland (CAN), Yuji Hirahara (JPN), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)

Brazil vs. SpainEdit

This was the eighth game between Brazil and Spain. Spain has won 6 games, including their last game in the 2002 FIBA World Championship, with Brazil's only win coming from their meeting in the 1986 FIBA World Championship. Brazil won in the last competitive game against Spain at the 2012 Olympics.

1 September 2014
22:00
Brazil   63–82   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 14–30, 18–15, 15–21, 16–16
Pts: Barbosa 11
Rebs: Nenê, Marquinhos 5
Asts: Barbosa, Taylor 2
Pts: P. Gasol 26
Rebs: P. Gasol 9
Asts: Rubio 6
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 8,810
Referees: Jorge Vázquez (PUR), Anthony Jordan (USA), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)

3 SeptemberEdit

Egypt vs. IranEdit

This was the first game between Egypt and Iran.

3 September 2014
15:30
Egypt   73–88   Iran
Scoring by quarter: 15–27, 26–21, 15–16, 17–24
Pts: Shousha 15
Rebs: Kamal 5
Asts: El-Gammal, El-Sabagh 3
Pts: Nikkhah 24
Rebs: Haddadi 15
Asts: Nikkhah 6
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 4,122
Referees: Anthony Jordan (USA), Yuji Hirahara (JPN), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)

Serbia vs. BrazilEdit

This was the first competitive game between Serbia and Brazil.

3 September 2014
18:00
Serbia   73–81   Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 16–23, 16–25, 32–12, 9–21
Pts: Teodosić 14
Rebs: Bjelica, Raduljica 5
Asts: Teodosić 5
Pts: Vieira 21
Rebs: Varejão 9
Asts: Splitter 6
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 4,122
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Vaughan Mayberry (AUS), Michael Weiland (CAN)

Spain vs. FranceEdit

This was the third game between France and Spain in the World Cup. Both teams split their first two games, with France winning in their last game at the 2010 FIBA World Championship. The French won at the FIBA EuroBasket 2013 semifinals, the last competitive game between them.

3 September 2014
22:00
Spain   88–64   France
Scoring by quarter: 22–19, 22–15, 21–16, 23–14
Pts: M. Gasol 17
Rebs: Ibaka 8
Asts: Rubio 8
Pts: Batum, Diot 11
Rebs: Pietrus 8
Asts: Diaw 3
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 8,849
Referees: Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT), Jorge Vázquez (PUR)

4 SeptemberEdit

Brazil vs. EgyptEdit

This was the second game between Brazil and Egypt in the World Cup. Brazil won their first meeting in the 1950 FIBA World Championship. Their latest competitive game against each other was a Brazil victory at the 1988 Olympics.

4 September 2014
15:30
Brazil   128–65   Egypt
Scoring by quarter: 37–10, 30–13, 24–25, 37–17
Pts: Barbosa 22
Rebs: Varejão 10
Asts: Neto 10
Pts: El-Gammal 16
Rebs: Gendy, Elmekawi 5
Asts: El-Gammal 5
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 6,928
Referees: Guerrino Cerebuch (ITA), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR)

Iran vs. FranceEdit

This was the first game between Iran and France in the World Cup. Their only other competitive meeting was in the 1948 Olympics in which France won.

4 September 2014
18:00
Iran   76–81   France
Scoring by quarter: 23–13, 10–24, 16–26, 27–18
Pts: Nikkhah 23
Rebs: Haddadi 15
Asts: Kamrani 5
Pts: Heurtel 15
Rebs: Lauvergne 5
Asts: Heurtel 4
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 6,928
Referees: Michael Weiland (CAN), Yuji Hirahara (JPN), Vaughan Mayberry (AUS)

Serbia vs. SpainEdit

This was the second meeting between Serbia and Spain in the World Cup. Serbia defeated Spain in their meeting at the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Spain won the last competitive game against Serbia at the FIBA EuroBasket 2013.

4 September 2014
22:00
Serbia   73–89   Spain
Scoring by quarter: 20–34, 15–20, 21–17, 17–18
Pts: Bjelica 19
Rebs: Bjelica 10
Asts: Bogdanović 4
Pts: P. Gasol 20
Rebs: M. Gasol 8
Asts: Rubio 6
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada, Granada
Attendance: 8,559
Referees: Anthony Jordan (USA), Rüştü Nuran (TUR), Jorge Vázquez (PUR)

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