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The 2010 FIBA World Championship, hosted by Turkey, was the international basketball competition contested by the men's national teams. The tournament ran from August 28 to September 12, 2010. It was co-organized by the International Basketball Federation , Turkish Basketball Federation and the 2010 Organizing Committee. It was considered as prestigious a competition as the Olympic Basketball Tournament.

2010 FIBA World Championship
16th FIBA World Championship
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Tournament details
Host nation Turkey
Dates August 28 – September 12
Teams 24 (from 213 federations)
Venues (in 4 host cities)
Champions  United States (4th title)
MVP United States Kevin Durant
Tournament leaders
Players Teams
Points Argentina Scola (27.1) United States (94.3)
Rebounds China Yi (10.2) United States (41.6)
Assists Argentina Prigioni (6.4) United States
 Spain (18.2)
Official website
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The 2010 FIBA World Championship, hosted by Turkey, was the international basketball competition contested by the men's national teams. The tournament ran from August 28 to September 12, 2010. It was co-organized by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Turkish Basketball Federation and the 2010 Organizing Committee. It was considered as prestigious a competition as the Olympic Basketball Tournament.

For the third time (after the 1986 and 2006 tournaments), the World Championship had 24 competing nations. As a result, the group stage games were played in four different cities, and the knockout round was hosted by Istanbul.

The United States won the tournament for their fourth time after going undefeated in the Opening Round and beating host Turkey in the final.

The draw for the Championship took place on December 15, 2009 in Istanbul. Teams were drawn into four preliminary round groups of six teams each. Teams first played a round-robin schedule, with the top sixteen teams advancing to the knockout stage.