2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Group A

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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.

Teams[edit]

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

Standings[edit]

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 August[edit]

Egypt vs. Serbia[edit]

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. Brazil[edit]

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. Spain[edit]

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 August[edit]

Serbia vs. France[edit]

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. Iran[edit]

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. Egypt[edit]

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 September[edit]

Iran vs. Serbia[edit]

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. Egypt[edit]

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. Spain[edit]

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 September[edit]

Egypt vs. Iran[edit]

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. Brazil[edit]

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. France[edit]

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 September[edit]

Brazil vs. Egypt[edit]

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. France[edit]

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. Spain[edit]

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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