2010 FIBA World Championship

2010 FIBA World Championship
16th FIBA World Championship
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Tournament details
Host nationTurkey
DatesAugust 28 – September 12
Teams24 (from 213 federations)
Venues(in 4 host cities)
Champions United States (4th title)
MVPUnited States Kevin Durant
Tournament leaders
PointsArgentina Scola (27.1) United States (94.3)
ReboundsChina Yi (10.2) United States (41.6)
AssistsArgentina Prigioni (6.4) United States
 Spain (18.2)
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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.[1]

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 for their fourth time after going undefeated in the Opening Round and beating host Turkey in the final.

The draw for the Championship took place on December 15, 2009 in Istanbul.[2] 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.[3]


2010 FIBA World Championship bidding results
Nations Round 1 Round 2
Turkey 7 10
France 8 9
Bosnia / Croatia / Serbia and Montenegro / Slovenia 4

Three bids from six countries – France, Turkey, and a joint bid from former Yugoslav republics Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and 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 and New Zealand, Italy, Russia and Puerto Rico announced their intention to bid from the tournament, but withdrew their bids prior to the votes. France won the first round of voting, but Turkey eventually won the right to host after the joint bidders were knocked out in the first round.[4]

The tournament was the first time that Turkey has hosted the event and marked the first World Championship held in Europe since the 1998 FIBA World Championship was held in Greece.

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Bahasa Indonesia: Kejuaraan Dunia FIBA 2010