WORLD CUP SEARCHABLE DATABASE
(1950-2019)

(Next update: 27-02-2018)

I'm presenting here a very powerful and complete searchable database containing all the 1,639 games played in the World Basketball Championship, from its inception in 1950 to China 2019 edition (in progress). You will be able to make queries about editions, host countries, venues, rounds, national squads, and point difference, either specifically or by combining different fields.

National squads are listed with their international English name, together with their original local name (if necessary) in parentheses. But don't worry: as input for the search box, you can also use plain text (with no accents or especial diacritics), truncated forms (first, middle, or last letters of the team's name), or localized spellings (the common name of the team in English or Spanish), and the database will generate the desired results. The use of this database is very easy and intuitive: simply specify or combine the desired data, and the program will generate the list of games that matches those criteria. Remember that you don't have to fill all the fields and also that your query should be logical.

EDITION
Only Final Stage
GAME DETAILS
Venue

 

Round
MATCH
OPTION 1 (recommended): DATA INPUT
Free
text. Broad search (non-context sensitive).
vs.
Fixed order of games
OPTION 2: SELECT MENU
English name
s. Narrow search.

vs.

POINT DIFFERENCE


INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS

Following is a brief introduction and explanation of the different searchable fields:

1) EDITION. Select the desired World Championship edition (the list includes the year in which the Final Stage is played together with the host country).

2) GAME DETAILS. You can further refine your search by selecting VENUE (the place where a Final Stage game is played, written in its original spelling or a transcription into Latin alphabet) and ROUND (the different phases of the Final Stage).

3) MATCH. There are two search options to retrieve games between national teams: a) Data input: The search box will accept almost any combination of plain text, truncated forms, or localized names (English, Spanish, and even the original spelling in the native language/-s and alphabet/-s, which in time can be truncated), as long as it uniquelly identifies a specific team; by default, the query under this option is reversible, so the match "Country A" vs. "Country B" will generate games "Country A-Country B" (Country A is "home team" in the official competition calendar of the Final Stage) and "Country B-Country A" (Country A is "away team"). If you want to restrict the search to "home" or "away" games, mark the checkbox "Fixed order of games." Another advantage of this search method is that it generates the full historical record of a national team, including name changes (like USSR > Russia). b) Select menu: The English name of the country can be selected in this drop down index; please, note that this option, although very quick and easy to use, can only generate the fixed order of games specified in the search criteria (that is, "Country A" vs. "Country B," but not the corresponding "Country B" vs. "Country A") and doesn't show the name changes of the selected teams. Because this option is context sensitive to the calendar order of games, in order to make sure you retrieve all the matches of a specific team you have to select it in both the first and second menus.

4) POINT DIFFERENCE. This field lists the global difference of points in all the games of the World Championship.

The generated games include the score at halftime (in parentheses) and a link to the game details of the match: venue, pavilion, date, referees, scorers, and relevant incidents (the most recent editions also include tip-off time, attendance, and starting line-up). Because this link targets to the specific positions of the document, please be patient until the data is fully loaded. Also, note the following abbreviations attached to some scores, containing additional information on the games: ot (overtime), wo (walkover or forfeit).

By combining these basic fields, you can make countless queries according to your specific interest. After you complete your query, the resulting match list is displayed in the following ascendent order: 1) by edition; 2) by round; 3) by specific date (the games follow a strict chronological order, although the database doesn't show the exact dates, only the edition's year).