The 1963 FIBA World Championship was the 4th FIBA World Championship, the international basketball world championship for men's teams. The competition was hosted by Brazil.

1963 FIBA World Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Basquetebol Masculino de 1963
Tournament details
Host countryBrazil
Dates12–25 May 1963
Teams13
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (2nd title)
Runners-up Yugoslavia
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Games played54
MVPBrazil Wlamir Marques
Top scorerPeru Ricardo Duarte
(23.1 per game)
1959
1967

The Philippines was originally supposed to host the tournament but FIBA revoked hosting rights after the country refused to grant visas to players from communist countries. Brazil being the defending Champion and a previous host, fairly managed to re-host the Championship from May 12 to 25, 1963 and won the 1st back to back title with just six (6) games by seeding the well-rested host team in the final round only.

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BackgroundEdit

The Philippines was supposed to host the FIBA World Championship in 1962 but FIBA revoked hosting rights after the government of then President Diosdado Macapagal, refused to grant visas to players and officials of socialists countries including Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union.[1][2]

The FIBA World Championship was held in 1963 in Brazil.

Competing nationsEdit

Event Date Location Berths Qualified
Original Host nation 0   Philippines
1959 FIBA World Championship/Host nation 16–31 January 1959   Chile 1   Brazil
1960 Summer Olympics 26 August–10 September 1960   Rome 1   United States
EuroBasket 1961 29 April–8 May 1961   Beograd 3   Soviet Union
  Yugoslavia
  France
South American Basketball Championship 1961 20–30 April 1961   Rio de Janeiro 3   Peru
  Uruguay
  Argentina
Wild cards 5   Canada
  Mexico
  Puerto Rico
  Italy
  Japan

SuspensionEdit

  • FIBA suspended the original host country Philippines after Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal refused to allow players from Yugoslavia and other communist countries to enter the host country. Brazil being the defending Champion and a previous host, fairly managed to re-host the Championship. Later, the Philippines, despite being the Asian champion, was forced to play in a pre-Olympic tournament in order to qualify in the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Competition formatEdit

  • 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 1960 Olympic champion, and the host team play each other once. The team with the best record wins the championship.

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the final round

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Soviet Union 3 3 0 222 177 +45 6
  France 3 2 1 200 181 +19 5
  Uruguay 3 1 2 195 214 −19 4
  Canada 3 0 3 158 203 −45 3
France   64–54   Uruguay

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Yugoslavia 3 3 0 262 208 +54 6
  Puerto Rico 3 2 1 234 212 +22 5
  Japan 3 1 2 198 231 −33 4
  Peru 3 0 3 181 224 −43 3
12 May
Yugoslavia   84–67   Peru

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 256 202 +54 6
  Italy 3 2 1 258 242 +16 5
  Mexico 3 1 2 240 260 −20 4
  Argentina 3 0 3 206 256 −50 3

Classification roundEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Argentina 5 4 1 449 414 +35 9
  Mexico 5 3 2 389 364 +25 8
  Uruguay 5 3 2 376 372 +4 8
  Canada 5 3 2 365 375 −10 8
  Peru 5 2 3 362 367 −5 7
  Japan 5 0 5 377 426 −49 5
16 May
Argentina   88–86   Mexico

Final roundEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Brazil 6 6 0 485 411 +74 12
  Yugoslavia 6 5 1 472 424 +48 11
  Soviet Union 6 4 2 426 399 +27 10
  United States 6 3 3 498 433 +65 9
  France 6 2 4 369 438 −69 8
  Puerto Rico 6 1 5 366 426 −60 7
  Italy 6 0 6 407 492 −85 6

AwardsEdit

 1963 World Championship Winner 
 
Brazil
Second title

Final rankingEdit

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

All-Tournament TeamEdit

Top scorers (ppg)Edit

  1. Ricardo Duarte (Peru) 23.1
  2. Aleksander Petrov (USSR) 17.6
  3. Luis Enrique Grajeda (Mexico) 17.5
  4. Radivoj Korać (Yugoslavia) 16.8
  5. Maxime Dorigo (France) 16.8
  6. Alfredo Tulli (Argentina) 16.1
  7. Alberto Desimone (Argentina) 16
  8. Rafael Valle (Puerto Rico) 15.8
  9. Nemanja Djuric (Yugoslavia) 14.6
  10. Paolo Vittori (Italy) 14.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ramirez, Bert (4 August 2014). "Looking back: The 1978 World Basketball Championship in Manila (Part I)". Rappler. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  2. ^ "A roundup of the sports information of the week". Sports Illustrated. 17 December 1962. Retrieved 1 February 2016.

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