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2006 World Basketball Championship Tournament

 


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| Aug. 19 - Sept. 3, 2006

Key Worlds Links:
Recaps of Every Game
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Stat Leaders:
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Also on this Page:
2006 Team Groupings
How Teams Qualified
Previous Results (2002)
Year-by-year Winners
All-time Medal Winners
The world basketball championship, taking place every four years, features top national teams representing their countries in the most significant basketball tournament on the planet. InsideHoops.com has daily coverage. Use all the links to your right, and also see the news stories (on FIBA's website) quoted below. Also know that you can watch the entire tournament on your computer.

Complete recaps of world basketball championships coming afternoon of Sept. 14. Also see tons of recap articles below (scroll down) on other sites, opening in a new window.

FINAL 2006 WORLD BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:
1) Spain (Gold)
2) Greece (Silver)
3) USA (Bronze)
4) Argentina
5) France
6) Turkey
7) Lithuania
8) Germany
*9) Angola
*9) Australia
*9) China
*9) Italy
*9) New Zealand
*9) Nigeria
*9) Serbia & Mont
*9) Slovenia
*17) Brazil
*17) Japan
*17) Lebanon
*17) Puerto Rico
*21) Panama
*22) Qatar
*23) Senegal
*24) Venezuela

* = Tied for that spot


PRELIM ROUND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
(Final Preliminary Round Standings - Includes Aug. 24)

GROUP A W-L

GROUP B

W-L Group C W-L Group D W-L
1. Argentina
5-0
1. Spain
5-0
1. Greece
5-0
1. USA
5-0
2. France
3-2
2. Germany
4-1
2.Turkey
4-1
2. Italy
4-1
3. *Nigeria
2-3
3. Angola
3-2
3. Lithuania
3-2
3. *Slovenia
2-3
4. *Serbia & Montenegro
2-3
4. New Zealand
2-3
4. Australia
2-3
4. *China
2-3
5. *Lebanon
2-3
5. Japan
1-4
5. Brazil
1-4
5. *Puerto Rico
2-3
6. Venezuela
1-4
6. Panama
0-5
6. Qatar
0-5
6. Senegal
0-5


2006 World Basketball Championship News

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The FIBA 2006 World Basketball Championship will be in Japan. The world championships (or "Worlds") take place every four years and feature national teams. It's considered the biggest basketball tournament in the world by almost every country other than the United States, which popularly tends to think of the Olympic basketball competition as king. Both are huge, but the worlds stands out.

The 2006 championship tournament preliminary play (August 19-24) will be in Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center (Sapporo City), Sendai-city Gymnasium, Sendai City (Miyagi), Hamamatsu Arena, Hamamatsu City (Shizuoka) and Hiroshima Prefectural Sports Center, Hiroshima City (Hiroshima). The eigth finals are August 26-27. The Medal Round Quarterfinals are August 29-30. The 5th-8th Place Semifinals are August 31. The Medal Round Semifinals are September 1. The Bronze Medal Game & 5th/6th Place Games are September 2. The Gold Medal Games & 7th/8th Place Games are on September 3.

The final round will be played in the Saitama Super Arena, Saitama City, Saitama.

InsideHoops.com is now covering the event daily. Later today (Thursday) we're rolling out a complete calendar with key dates, exhibition and tournament schedules, and much more.

2006 Worlds Teams and Groups:

GROUP A: Argentina, Venezuela, France, Serbia & Montenegro, Lebanon, Nigeria
GROUP B: Spain, Panama, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Angola
GROUP C: Lithuania, Brazil, Greece, Turkey, Australia, Qatar
GROUP D: USA, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, Italy, China, Senegal



How Each Team Qualified for 2006 Worlds:

1. Japan (Host Country/Ranked #25)
2. Argentina (2004 Olympic Champion/Ranked #3)
3. Angola (Africa Zone first place finisher/Ranked #17) (Angola defeated Senegal 70-61/FIBA Africa Qualifying Tournament - August 16-25, Algiers, Algeria)
4. Senegal (Africa Zone second place finisher/Ranked #30)
5. Nigeria (Africa Zone third place finisher/Ranked #21) (Nigeria deafted Algeria 88-76)
6. Brazil (Americas Zone first place finisher/Ranked #15) (Brazil defeated Argentina 100-88/FIBA Americas Qualifying Tournament, August 24-Sept. 4, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
7. Venezuela (Americas Zone third palce finsiher/Ranked #20) (Venezuela defeated USA 93-83)
8. USA (Americas Zone fourth place finisher/Ranked #1)
9. Panama (Americas Zone fifth place finisher/Ranked #34)
10. China (Asia Zone first place finisher/Ranked #14) (China defeated Lebanon 77-61/ FIBA Asia Qualifying Tournament - Sept. 8-16, Doha, Qatar)
11. Lebanon (Asia Zone second place finisher/Ranked #26)
12. Qatar (Asia Zone third place finisher/Ranked #28) (Qatar defeated South Korea 89-77)
13. Greece (European Zone first place finisher/Ranked #8) (Greece defeated Germany 78-62/FIBA Europe - Eurobasket, Sept. 15-25, Serbia & Montenegro)
14. Germany (European Zone second place finisher/Ranked #13)
15. France (European Zone third place finisher/Ranked #10) (France defeated Spain 98-68)
16. Spain (European Zone fourth place finisher/Ranked #5)
17. Lithuania (European Zone fifth place finisher/Ranked #4) (Lithuania defeated Slovenia 78-70)
18. Slovenia (European Zone sixth place finisher/Ranked #22)
19. Australia (Oceania Zone #1/Ranked #9) (Australia defeated New Zealand in a best of three series 3-0 to win the FIBA Oceania Championship. Australia won by scores of 84-74, 82-71, and 91-80. The Oceania Championship was held Aug 17-22, in Auckland and Dunedin, New Zealand)
20. New Zealand (Oceania Zone #2/Ranked #16)
21. Italy (Invited by FIBA/Ranked #6)
22. Puerto Rico (Invited by FIBA/Ranked #11)
23. Serbia & Montenegro (Invited by FIBA/Ranked #2)
24. Turkey (Invited by FIBA/Ranked #18)

All-Time World Championship Medal Winners:

Team           Gold  Silver  Bronze
Yugoslavia     5     3       2
United States  3     3       3
Soviet Union   3     3       2
Brazil         2     2       2
Argentina      1     1       0
Russia         0     2       0
Chile          0     0       2
Croatia        0     0       1
Germany        0     0       1
Philippines    0     0       1


2006 World Championships Games Schedule:

Daily games schedule coming soon.






2002 World Basketball Championship Results

The 2002 world basketball championship was in Indianapolis, Indiana, from August 29 through September 8, 2002. Yugoslavia beat Argentina to win the championship. Yugoslavia finished #1, Argentina #2, Germany #3 and New Zealand #4. Here are the complete final results:

2002 World Basketball Championships Final Results: 1) Yugoslavia (Gold), 2) Argentina (Silver), 3) Germany (Bronze), 4) New Zealand, 5) Spain, 6) USA, 7) P.Rico, 8) Brazil, 9) Turkey, 10) Russia, 11) Angola, 12) China, 13) Canada, 14) Venezuela, 15) Algeria, 16) Lebanon.

Gold Medal Game: Yugoslavia 84, Argentina 77
Bronze Medal Game: Germany 117, New Zealand 94

Semifinals: Russia 77 Angola 66 ... Turkey 94 China 86 ... Spain 105 Brazil 89 ... United States 84 Puerto Rico 74

Semifinals: Angola 96, China 84 (11th place) ... Turkey 91, Russia 86 (ninth place) ... Argentina 86, Germany 80 ... Yugoslavia 89, New Zealand 78 ... Puerto Rico 91, Brazil 84 (seventh place) ... Spain 81, United States 75 (fifth place)

2002 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER AWARDS:

MVP: Dirk Nowitzki (Germany)

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM:
G: Manu Ginobili (Argentina)
G: Predrag Stojakovic (Yugoslavia)
C: Yao Ming (China)
F: Dirk Nowitzki (Germany)
F: Pero Cameron (New Zealand)

USA ROSTER INFO

On Team USA, which only finished 6th in the event, was Ray Allen, Baron Davis, Andre Miller, Mike Finley, Reggie Miller at guard, Shawn Marion, Elton Brand, Paul Pierce, Antonio Davis at forward, and Ben Wallace, Jermaine O'Neal, Raef LaFrentz at center. The alternates were Nick Collison and Jay Williams. The head coach was George Karl, with assistants Greg Popovich, Mike Montgomery and Kelvin Sampson.

NBA PLAYERS ON INTERNATIONAL TEAMS

ARGENTINA: Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola
BRAZIL: Nene Hilario
CHINA: Mengke Bateer, Yao Ming, Wang Zhizhi
GERMANY: Dirk Nowitzki
NEW ZEALAND: Sean Marks
PUERTO RICO: Carlos Arroyo
RUSSIA: Andrei Kirilenko
SPAIN: Pau Gasol, Juan Carlos Navarro
TURKEY: Hedo Turkoglu
VENEZUELA: Oscar Torres
YUGOSLAVIA: Vlade Divac, Predrag Drobnjak, Marko Jaric, Vladimir Radmanovic, Peja Stojakovic

World Basketball Championship History

Medal winners of the World Basketball Championships:

YEAR
LOCATION
GOLD
SILVER
BRONZE
1950 Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentina United States Chile
1954 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil United States Brazil Philippines
1959 Santiago, Chile Brazil United States Chile
1963 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil Yugoslavia Soviet Union
1967 Montevideo, Uruguay Soviet Union Yugoslavia Brazil
1970 Ljubljana, Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Brazil Soviet Union
1974 San Juan, Puerto Rico Soviet Union Yugoslavia United States
1978 Manila, Philippines Yugoslavia Soviet Union Brazil
1982 Cali, Colombia Soviet Union United States Yugoslavia
1986 Madrid, Spain United States Soviet Union Yugoslavia
1990 Buenos Aires, Argentina Yugoslavia Soviet Union United States
1994 Toronto, Canada United States Russia Croatia
1998 Athens, Greece Yugoslavia Russia United States
2002 Indianapolis, United States Yugoslavia Argentina Germany







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