FIBA Under-21 World Championship

Short History

     The FIBA Under-21 World Championship was a men's under-21 world basketball competition organized by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). First tournament was held in 1993 in Spain as the FIBA 22 & Under World Championship, and it was held every four years. In 1998 FIBA lowered the age limit to 21 years and had its name changed to the World Championship for Young Men. The competition adopted its final name in 2004. After the fourth edition in 2005, FIBA discontinued this competition.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Nations Matches Venues Cities
FIBA 22 & Under World Championship
1. 1993 Spain 22 - 31 July 1993 12 nations 46 matches 3 venues 3 cities
2. 1997 Australia 1 - 10 August 1997 12 nations 46 matches 1 venues 1 cities
FIBA World Championship for Young Men
3. 2001 Japan 3 - 12 August 2001 12 nations 46 matches 1 venues 1 cities
FIBA Under-21 World Championship
4. 2005 Argentina 5 - 14 August 2005 12 nations 39 matches 2 venues 2 cities

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
FIBA 22 & Under World Championship
1. 1993 Spain UNITED STATES France Brazil
2. 1997 Australia AUSTRALIA Puerto Rico FR Yugoslavia
FIBA World Championship for Young Men
3. 2001 Japan UNITED STATES Croatia Argentina
FIBA Under-21 World Championship
4. 2005 Argentina LITHUANIA Greece Canada

Results

Edition Year Host Final 3. place play-off Semi-finals
FIBA 22 & Under World Championship
1. 1993 Spain United States - France 87-73 Brazil - Italy 79-76 United States - Italy 85-72
France - Brazil 91-83
2. 1997 Australia Australia - Puerto Rico 88-73 FR Yugoslavia - Argentina 84-72 Australia - Argentina 71-68
Puerto Rico - FR Yugoslavia 75-70
FIBA World Championship for Young Men
3. 2001 Japan United States - Croatia 89-80 Argentina - Dominican Republic 87-82 United States - Argentina 95-90
Croatia - Dominican Republic 89-64
FIBA Under-21 World Championship
4. 2005 Argentina Lithuania - Greece 65-63 Canada - Australia 79-74 Lithuania - Australia 96-73
Greece - Canada 74-61

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