World Champion Final 1978: Yugoslavia beat the Soviet Union in a disputed final

por Roberto Anidos publicado en 1978 Decade 70 Soviet Union World Champion Yugoslavia

In 1978 the World Cup was held in the Philippines, with the tournament taking place in Manila. After passing the previous stages, the medals were played between Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union for Gold, and Brazil and Italy for Bronze. Both matches were decided by a point. In the final the plavi won by (82-81), led by a Dalipagic chosen as the MVP of the tournament

In the fight for the Bronze the metal flew for Brazil, who was able to take another decisive match of heart attack against an Italy that fought until the last possession. At the end (86-85) for the yellow to the rhythm of De Souza (22 points) and Oscar (18 points).

Yugoslavia 82
*Slavnic – 4p
*Kicanovic – 17p
*Dalipagic – 21p
*Radovanic – 10p
*Cosic – 6p
Delibasic – 8p
Vilfan – 6p
Krstulovic – 0p
Skroce – 0p
Jerkov – 4p
Zizic – 6p
Knego – 0p

Soviet Union 81
*Belov – 12p
*Eremine – 11p
*Myshkin – 10p
*Lopatov – 8p
*Tkachenko – 14p
Boloshev – 0p
Zarmuhamedov – 6p
Salnikov – 12p
Edeshko – 4p
Jovaisa – 2p
Bellosteny – 2p
Zigili – 0p