1967 FIBA World Championship

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1967 FIBA World Championship
5th FIBA World Championship
Official website
1967 FIBA World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Uruguay
Dates May 27 – June 11
Teams 12 (from ? federations)
Venues (in 4 host cities)
Champions  Soviet Union (1st title)
MVP Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivo Daneu
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Poland Bohdan Likszo (20)  Soviet Union (81.4)
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The 1967 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Montevideo, Uruguay from May 27 to June 11, 1967.

Venues[edit]

Group City Arena Capacity
Group A Mercedes[1] Gimnasio de Praga[2]  –
Group B Montevideo[1] Peñarol Palace 10,000
Group C Salto[1] Gimnasio de Salto[2]  –
Classification round Córdoba[1] Córdoba Sport Club[2]  –
Final round Montevideo[1] Cilindro Municipal[2] 18,000

Competing nations[edit]

Group A Group B Group C

 Italy
 Mexico
 Yugoslavia
 United States

 Argentina
 Japan
 Peru
 Soviet Union

 Brazil
 Paraguay
 Poland
 Puerto Rico

 Uruguay – advanced automatically to the final round as host

Competition format[edit]

  • Preliminary round: Three groups of four teams play each other once; top two teams progress to the final round, bottom two teams relegated to classification round.
  • Classification round: All bottom two teams from preliminary round group play each other once. The team with the best record is ranked eighth; the worst is ranked 13th.
  • Final round: All top two teams from preliminary round group, the 1964 Olympic champion, and the host team play each other once. The team with the best record wins the championship.

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the final round
Qualified for the classification round

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 218 192 +26 6
 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 228 211 +17 5
 Mexico 3 1 2 216 221 −5 4
 Italy 3 0 3 178 216 −38 3
27 May
Mexico  73–86  Yugoslavia
27 May
United States  67–56  Italy
28 May
United States  75–65  Mexico
28 May
Italy  62–71  Yugoslavia
29 May
Italy  60–78  Mexico
30 May
United States  76–71  Yugoslavia

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 284 168 +116 6
 Argentina 3 2 1 208 233 −25 5
 Peru 3 1 2 192 215 −23 4
 Japan 3 0 3 177 245 −68 3
27 May
Argentina  69–63  Japan
27 May
Soviet Union  84–46  Peru
28 May
Peru  65–73  Argentina
28 May
Soviet Union  95–56  Japan
30 May
Peru  81–58  Japan
30 May
Soviet Union  105–66  Argentina

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 260 164 +96 6
 Poland 3 2 1 244 207 +37 5
 Puerto Rico 3 1 2 206 220 −14 4
 Paraguay 3 0 3 153 272 −119 3
27 May
Brazil  85–41  Peru
28 May
Poland  76–64  Puerto Rico
28 May
Paraguay  52–86  Puerto Rico
29 May
Brazil  83–67  Poland
30 May
Paraguay  60–101  Poland
30 May
Brazil  92–56  Puerto Rico

Classification round[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Mexico 5 5 0 318 265 +53 10
 Italy 5 4 1 373 298 +75 9
 Peru 5 3 2 279 281 −2 8
 Japan 5 2 3 327 344 −17 7
 Puerto Rico 5 1 4 342 355 −13 6
 Paraguay 5 0 5 283 379 −96 5
3 June
Paraguay  46–63  Mexico
3 June
Puerto Rico  52–57  Peru
4 June
Paraguay  58–91  Italy
4 June
Mexico  56–44  Peru
4 June
Puerto Rico  79–86  Japan
5 June
Puerto Rico  59–65  Mexico
6 June
Paraguay  55–80  Japan
6 June
Italy  68–46  Peru
7 June
Japan  54–69  Mexico
7 June
Puerto Rico  78–69  Paraguay
8 June
Paraguay  55–65  Peru
8 June
Puerto Rico  74–78  Italy
9 June
Japan  50–67  Peru
9 June
Italy  62–63  Mexico

Final round[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Soviet Union 6 5 1 449 368 +81 11
 Yugoslavia 6 4 2 451 432 +19 10 2–0
 Brazil 6 4 2 465 432 +33 10 1–1
 United States 6 4 2 457 391 +66 10 0–2
 Poland 6 2 4 422 469 −47 8
 Argentina 6 1 5 399 479 −80 7 1–0
 Uruguay 6 1 5 347 419 −72 7 0–1
1 June
Brazil  63–45  Uruguay
2 June
United States  76–66  Argentina
2 June
Poland  61–86  Soviet Union
3 June
Brazil  74–78  Soviet Union
3 June
Uruguay  75–79  Argentina
4 June
Poland  78–82  Yugoslavia
4 June
Uruguay  53–88  United States
5 June
Soviet Union  96–61  Argentina
5 June
Brazil  84–87  Yugoslavia
6 June
Brazil  90–85  Poland
6 June
Soviet Union  58–59  United States
7 June
Yugoslavia  93–69  Argentina
7 June
Uruguay  54–60  Soviet Union
7 June
Yugoslavia  73–72  United States
7 June
Argentina  58–65  Poland
8 June
Yugoslavia  73–72  United States
8 June
Argentina  58–65  Poland
9 June
United States  91–61  Poland
9 June
Yugoslavia  57–58  Uruguay
10 June
Argentina  74–66  Brazil
10 June
Uruguay  62–72  Poland
11 June
Yugoslavia  59–71  Soviet Union
11 June
United States  71–80  Brazil

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Record
1  Soviet Union 8–1
2  Yugoslavia 6–3
3  Brazil 7–2
4  United States 7–2
5  Poland 4–5
6  Argentina 3–6
7  Uruguay 1–5
8  Mexico 6–2
9  Italy 4–4
10  Peru 4–4
11  Japan 2–6
12  Puerto Rico 2–6
13  Paraguay 0–8

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Top scorers (ppg)[edit]

  1. Bohdan Likszo (Poland) 20
  2. Mieczyslaw Lopatka (Poland) 19
  3. Luis Claudio Menon (Brazil) 19
  4. Ernesto Ghermann (Argentina) 18.2
  5. Gianfranco Lombardi (Italy) 17.3
  6. Ubiratan Pereira Maciel (Brazil) 16.5
  7. Manuel Raga (Mexico) 16.1
  8. Radivoj Korać (Yugoslavia) 14.8
  9. Modestas Paulauskas (USSR) 14
  10. Ivo Daneu (Yugoslavia) 14

References[edit]