Tournament details FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014
Host country: Spain
Dates: 30 August 2014 – 14 September 2014
Champions: United States [USA]
Third place: France
Fourth place: Lithuania
Officially opened by: Felipe VI
Venue(s): 6 (in 6 host cities)
Games played: 76
Attendance: 645,135 (8,489 per match)
MVP: United States, Kyrie Irving
Top scorer: Puerto Rico, J. J. Barea
(22.0 points per game)
The 2014 Basketball World Championship or MundoBasket 2014 is the XVII edition of this competition that will be held in Spain between August 30 and September 14. Organized by the FIB and the Spanish Basketball Federation, 24 countries compete in it. It is the second time that Spain organizes a basketball world championship, being the previous one in 1986. The World Cup will take place in six venues: Bilbao, Granada, Gran Canaria, and Seville, for the first phase, and Barcelona and Madrid for the matches from the knockout stages.
2014 World Basketball Championship: Serbia for gold against the USA
Serbia silver at Mundobasket
Serbian basketball players won silver at the Mundobasket in Spain after defeating the U.S. team 129:92 (35:21, 32:20, 38:26, 24:25) in the final. Although before the tournament everyone saw the hosts as opponents to the Americans, the Eagles messed up everyone’s accounts and came to the final fight for gold, but failed to prevent the defending champions from tying themselves to the number of titles.
Serbia for gold against the USA
Who’s burning and burning in Spain’s distant capital? Who are these guys who cleaned up everything in front of them until the World Cup final? SERBIA! Serbian basketball players eliminated France’s selection in the semifinals of the Mundobasket with 90:85 (21:15, 25:17, 15:14, 39:29) and will fight the Americans for the gold medal.
These guys are worth it now, and it’s got to be clear to everyone. When the Greeks fall (and then don’t broadcast the semi-finals), then the Brazilians, and finally the French, it must be some hellish machine that coach Aleksandar Djordjevic runs very well, and now the planet knows that machine is called Serbia.
2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final, There’s only one thing left, and that’s a collision with the United States of America, but whatever happens, there is, so be it, because this generation has made history.
First-quarter: Teodosic off to a great start, Serbia on “+6”
Before meeting the French, in a hall in Madrid, the organizer, as an encouragement to Serbia, played music from the movie “Return of the Written Off”. Our five from the first minute were: Teodosic, Marković, Kalinic, Bjelica and Raduljica, while the opponent confronted: Ertel, Global, Batum, Diao, and Lovernj.
The first ball went to Serbian selection, and then immediately from a distance, Milos Teodosic scored for the first lead (2:0). In the first minute, only Serbia scored because Kalinic went 4-0 up, but Boris Diao made the first points with a three-pointer (4:3). A good eagles offensive continued, because the French failed to build a position and did not even successfully defend the racket, so after three minutes of play it was 7-3.
Diao is the foundation of the tricolor, and all five points were scored by him, but Theo “artistically” served Raduljic for 9:5. The first lead for the French came after a dunk by Gober and a three-pointer by Batum (9:10), but Teodosic returned from the three-point line (12:10) in style. Bogdan Bogdanovic entered with three and a half minutes to go, so Serbia’s game was significantly accelerated, but accuracy to the three of Markovic who raised the difference to “+7” (17:10).
Serbia did not foul until the eighth minute, and after two free throws for Teodosic, Bjelica employed Markovic for 20:10 and already a serious difference. The Serbian team’s 11-0 series was answered by Fournier from distance, and one point from Krstic’s penalty “covered” Batum with a 3-pointer for 21:15, which was the final score of the quarter.
Second-quarter: French in panic chase difference, Serbs control the match
Teodosic continued to grind out France’s basket after scoring three points and 24:15 in the second half, and then Bogdanovic served for a safe two points (26:15). Serbia’s counter-attack was interrupted by an injury to Nikola Batum, who left the game accompanied by a team doctor, while Raduljica hit from the penalty line in the next attack, then nailed two French men and lifted the hall for a 9-0 series and a score of 30:15.
Coach Djordjevic’s time-out interrupted a smaller four-point series of tricolors (30:19), but that did not disrupt Ertelo, who further reduced the difference (30:21). When needed most, Raduljica opened the way for Markovic with five and a half minutes to half-time for 32:21 and quickly converted Kalinic into points (34:21).
Theo, Theo, Theo, and Theo – that’s all you could hear in Madrid after he made another three, then from the new contras employed Bjelica with a parquet ball for 41:25, and the Spanish journalist then compared him to Andres Iniesta. Serbia had a remarkable “+18” in the 17th minute, and France tied it 5-0 in two attacks, but that didn’t help either against Bogdan Bogdanovic’s long-range shot that made it 46-30.
Diao tried a solo break in the last attack, but it didn’t work out for him, so the Serbs left at half-time with “+14” (46:32).
Third-quarter: Serbia defends positions, French fail to cut
The third leg started well, especially for the playful Teodosic, who hit a three-pointer, but Batum fought back (49:35). Bjelica continued to collect rebounds, offensively, and defensively, and from volleyball, he shot 51:35. It was evident that after Gobber came out the French couldn’t jump, and with one attack at the halfway point of the quarter, they were successful on both sides, so it was 53:37.
The return of Gober meant a return of rebounds for the “Tricolore” and the 4-0 series, but Bogdanovic’s new assist allowed Krstic to dunk in 55:41. Kyle once again, with an exhibition, was better than his opponent, and then Ertel reduced it to 57:43. The Serbian captain also connected for the sixth point in a row, and then Raduljica with the horror “absorbed the bottom three for the end of the third quarter 61:46.
Fourth-quarter: The fall didn’t cost the Serbian company the final!
It didn’t go very well in the last leg, because the French tied the five points, and then Bogdan had to stop Fournier with a foul, and the game continued without a point until Markovic scored in 63:51. Razika went below double digits after a long time, with Diao and Batum hitting two threes in 30 seconds in 63:57 and the Serbian side’s fear.
Serbia’s black series continued with a free Batum and then a three-point shot by Fournier for the Frenchman’s total return to the game with five minutes and 16 seconds left in the match (65:61). When it was hardest, Bogdanovic returned a three-pointer for air, and Fournier made it 68-62 from free throws. There was no barrier for Batum and his threesome, but Bogdan passed for 72:66.
Markovic finished the match with five personal errors with three minutes left in the match, and Ertel put France back on “-6” (74:68). And a genius named Teodosic hit a three-pointer, but French genius Batum returned in the shootout for 77:71 and his 30 points.
Despite all the fire, Serbia held a slim four-point margin of 80:76. The French beat the three-point line and there was no salvation from it, so it was 84:81. It entered the penalty area where Ertel missed one, and then Kalinic hit both with 17 seconds left in the encounter in 86:82.
In a remarkable finale, Serbia still managed to reach a final that will surely be retold decades in advance. The best in the ranks of Serbian heroes was Milos Teodosic, first among equals, with 24 points, 13 for Bogdanovic, and 11 each by Markovic, Krstic and Raduljica. With opponents, even 35 points and a game of Batum to remember wasn’t enough, because the Eagles flew away.
Djordjevic: It is a big challenge to play the European champion in the semi-finals
Serbian basketball coach Aleksandar Djordjevic left the role of favorite in the World Cup semi-finals to France but insisted his players would go on to win. I think they’re the ones who have the role of favourite, precisely because they’re the rights of Europe. Still, I wouldn’t think in that direction. The boys are willing and eager to play another good game. I don’t want to deal with others or more Info.
Serbia reaches Mundobasket semi-finals
The Eagles are flying high and no one can stop them! Serbian basketball players defeated Brazil in Madrid with 84:56 (21:17, 16:15, 29:12, 18:12) and reached the semifinals of the Mundobasket! Words are redundant for the success of the chosen one, Aleksandar Djordjevic. They promised revenge on the Brazilians for defeat in the group, and put the plan very experienced and with great play into action.
If someone had asked brazil what the second half was about, they would surely have shrugged, because there was no cure.
Fantastic dunks by Kalinic
Nikola Kalinic is playing perhaps a career game against a Greek basketball player in the eighth round of the Mundobasket final, and with two dunks he emphasized his candidacy for the championship move. The new Red Star winger showed the Hellenics what awaits them at the start and in the third minute the controversy ended with a phenomenal dunk over 215 centimetres tall Yannis Burusis for 4:2.
Serbia reaches Quarterfinals of Mundobasket
Serbia’s basketball team has reached the quarterfinals of the Mundobasket! In a great game in Madrid, the Eagles eliminated Greece’s selection with 90:72 (23:20, 23:22, 18:13, 26:17), and will fight Brazil or Argentina for the top four teams in the world.