1990 FIBA World Championship

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1990 FIBA World Championship
11th FIBA World Championship
Official website
1990 FIBA World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Argentina
Dates August 8 – August 20
Teams 16 (from ? federations)
Venues (in 6 host cities)
Champions  Yugoslavia (3rd title)
MVP Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Toni Kukoč
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Brazil Oscar Schmidt (34.6)  Italy (106.4)
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The 1990 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Argentina from August 8 to August 20, 1990. The competition final phase was held at the Luna Park, Buenos Aires.[1]

Yugoslavia emerged as the tournament winner. This was the last World Championship in which the country participated before its dissolution.

Venues[edit]

Group City Arena Capacity
Final round[1] Buenos Aires Luna Park[1][2] 16,000
Group C[1] Córdoba Polideportivo Municipal 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 nations[edit]

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 round[edit]

Qualified for the second round groups I and II
Qualified for the second round groups III and IV

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Puerto Rico 3 3 0 248 224 +24 6
 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 259 245 +14 5
 Venezuela 3 1 2 241 257 −16 4
 Angola 3 0 3 231 253 −22 3
8 August
Yugoslavia  92–84  Venezuela
8 August
Puerto Rico  78–75  Angola
9 August
Puerto Rico  88–74  Venezuela
9 August
Yugoslavia  92–79  Angola
10 August
Venezuela  83–77  Angola
10 August
Yugoslavia  75–82  Puerto Rico

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Brazil 3 2 1 331 273 +58 5 1–1; 1.084
 Australia 3 2 1 264 247 +17 5 1–1; 0.975
 Italy 3 2 1 318 290 +28 5 1–1; 0.949
 China 3 0 3 256 359 −103 3
8 August
Australia  108–65  China
8 August
Brazil  125–109  Italy
9 August
Australia  89–94  Italy
9 August
Brazil  138–95  China
10 August
Italy  115–76  China
10 August
Brazil  68–69  Australia

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 344 245 +99 6
 Greece 3 2 1 316 272 +44 5
 Spain 3 1 2 308 298 +10 4
 South Korea 3 0 3 244 395 −151 3
8 August
United States  103–95 OT  Greece
8 August
Spain  130–101  South Korea
9 August
United States  146–67  South Korea
9 August
Spain  93–102  Greece
10 August
Greece  119–76  South Korea
10 August
United States  95–85  Spain

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 289 234 +55 6
 Argentina 3 2 1 255 250 +5 5
 Canada 3 1 2 252 254 −2 4
 Egypt 3 0 3 209 267 −58 3
8 August
Soviet Union  97–77  Argentina
8 August
Canada  83–68  Egypt
9 August
Canada  88–96  Argentina
9 August
Soviet Union  102–76  Egypt
10 August
Soviet Union  90–81  Canada
10 August
Argentina  82–65  Egypt

Second round[edit]

Qualified for the final round
Qualified for the 5th–8th classification
Qualified for the 9th–12th classification
Qualified for the 13th–16th classification

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

Group I[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Puerto Rico 3 3 0 262 234 +28 6
 United States 3 2 1 262 259 +3 5
 Australia 3 1 2 252 259 −7 4
 Argentina 3 0 3 267 291 −24 3
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 II[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Yugoslavia 3 3 0 282 230 +52 6
 Soviet Union 3 2 1 262 257 +5 5
 Greece 3 1 2 227 240 −13 4
 Brazil 3 0 3 274 318 −44 3
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

Group III[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 359 261 +98 6
 Venezuela 3 2 1 305 319 −14 5
 China 3 1 2 277 317 −40 4
 Egypt 3 0 3 261 305 −44 3
13 August
Spain  107–73  Egypt
13 August
Venezuela  103–101  Egypt
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 IV[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Italy 3 3 0 319 259 +60 6
 Canada 3 2 1 285 276 +9 5
 Angola 3 1 2 284 261 +23 4
 South Korea 3 0 3 279 351 −72 3
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 to 16th classification[edit]

Semifinals 9th place game
  Angola  83  
  Egypt  70  
 
      Angola  112
    China  96
11th place game
  China  122   Egypt  115
  South Korea  100     South Korea  117

Semifinals[edit]

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

15th place playoff[edit]

18 August
South Korea  117–115  Egypt

13th place playoff[edit]

19 August
China  96–112  Angola

9th to 12th classification[edit]

Semifinals 9th place game
  Italy  108  
  Venezuela  100  
 
      Italy  86
    Spain  83
11th place game
  Spain  84   Venezuela  93
  Canada  75     Canada  92

Semifinals[edit]

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

11th place playoff[edit]

18 August
Canada  92–93  Venezuela

9th place playoff[edit]

19 August
Spain  83–106  Italy

5th to 8th classification[edit]

Semifinals 9th place game
  Australia  93  
  Brazil  100  
 
      Brazil  97
    Greece  94
11th place game
  Greece  81   Australia  98
  Argentina  78     Argentina  84

Semifinals[edit]

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

7th place playoff[edit]

18 August
Australia  98–84  Argentina

5th place playoff[edit]

19 August
Brazil  97–94  Greece

Final round[edit]

Semifinals Finals
  Puerto Rico  82  
  Soviet Union  98  
 
      Soviet Union  75
    Yugoslavia  92
3rd place game
  Yugoslavia  99   Puerto Rico  105
  United States  91     United States  107

Semifinals[edit]

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

3rd place playoff[edit]

18 August
Puerto Rico  105–107 OT  United States

Final[edit]

19 August
Soviet Union  75–92  Yugoslavia

Awards[edit]

 1990 World Championship Winner 

Yugoslavia
Third title

Final rankings[edit]

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

All-Tournament Team[edit]

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

References[edit]