2010 FIBA World Championship

2010 FIBA World Championship

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The 2010 FIBA World Championship, hosted by Turkey, was the international basketball competition contested by the men's national teams. The tournament ran from August 28 to September 12, 2010. It was co-organized by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Turkish Basketball Federation and the 2010 Organizing Committee. It was considered as prestigious a competition as the Olympic Basketball Tournament.

For the third time (after the 1986 and 2006 tournaments), the World Championship had 24 competing nations. As a result, the group stage games were played in four different cities, and the knockout round was hosted by Istanbul.

The United States won the tournament after going undefeated in the Opening Round and beating host Turkey in the final. It was the fourth time the Americans have won the tournament.

The draw for the Championship took place on December 15, 2009 in Istanbul. Teams were drawn into four preliminary round groups of six teams each. Teams first played a round robin schedule, with the top sixteen teams advancing to the knockout stage.

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Three bids from six countries – France, Turkey, and a joint bid from former Yugoslav republics Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Slovenia – made their final presentation during the FIBA's 20-member Central Board in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 5, 2004. Previously, Australia...
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