World Champion Final 1998: Yugoslavia beat Russia on a head or tail

por Roberto Anidos publicado en 1998 Decade 90 Russia World Champion Yugoslavia

In the summer of 1998, the World Cup was held in Athens. The news that monopolized the competition was that because of the strike of NBA players, the U.S. team was fed by players outside the NBA field, players who played in university, in Europe, … As far as the competition is concerned, the World Cup was won by Yugoslavia in the final to Russia by a disputed 64-62

In the semifinals, Yugoslavia beat host Greece 78-73, and Russia eliminated the United States 66-64. In the fight for bronze, the Greeks failed again, and the United States took it without too much complication, 84-61.

Yugoslavia 64
*Djordjevic – 7p, 1r.
*Obradovic – 7p, 3r.
*Bodiroga – 11p, 5r.
*Topic – 9p, 3r.
*Rebraca – 16p, 11r.
Beric – 2p, 2r.
Scepanovic – 5p, 1r.
Tomasevic – 7p, 4r.

Russia 62
*Karassov – 9p, 3br.
*Kudelin – 14p, 2r.
*Panov – 14p, 4r.
*Kissurin – 3p, 5r.
*Mikhailov – 9p, 5r.
Pashutin – 0p, 1r.
Babkov – 4p, 2r.
Domani – 4p, 1br.
Nosov – 5p, 5r.