Basketball - FIBA World Cup

Now held quadrennially at the mid-point of the Olympic circle, the tournament began in 1950 as the World Basketball Championship with just 10 teams but now attracts 24 entrants to the finals after a global qualifying competiton, along the same lines as football's FIFA World Cup.
In 1967 the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) inaugurated the Naismith Trophy to be awarded to the world champions and the name changed to the FIBA World Cup for the 2014 edition.

YEAR
WINNERS
SECOND
THIRD
1950
ARGENTINA
USA
Chile
1954
USA
Brazil
Philippines
1959
BRAZIL
USA
Chile
1963
BRAZIL
Yugoslavia
USSR
1967
USSR
Yugoslavia
Brazil
1970
YUGOSLAVIA
Brazil
USSR
1974
USSR
Yugoslavia
USA
1978
YUGOSLAVIA
USSR
Brazil
1982
USSR
USA
Yugoslavia
1986
USA
USSR Yugoslavia
1990
YUGOSLAVIA
USSR
USA
1994
USA
Russia
Croatia
1998
YUGOSLAVIA
Russia
USA
2002
YUGOSLAVIA
Argentina
Germany
2006
SPAIN
Greece
USA
2010
USA
Turkey
Lithuania
2014 USA Serbia France
2019 SPAIN Argentina France

 

 

 

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