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USA won FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014

Sep 15, 2014 18:50 IST

USA on 14 September 2014 won FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 by defeating Serbia. The World Cup was held at Madrid, Spain.

The United States became the third country to win consecutive world titles and extended its winning streak in international play to 63 games.

The win margin of 33 points through nine games with total score of 129-92 made the team of USA world Leader.

With this, the American team became the first national team to win by more than 20 points in any previous FIBA championship event.

Also, the team became the first to repeat world champions since 2002.

The USA claimed their fifth world crown, pulling them even with Yugoslavia for the most in history. Yugoslavia are also the last team to repeat as world champions in 1998 and 2002. Brazil also accomplished the feat in 1959 and 1963.

The bronze tittle was won by France after defeating Lithuania with 95-93.

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