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Men's World Championship  Classification Round - Second Round  Final Group

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Santiago (Chile) from 20th January to 31th January 1959, results :

Date Home Score Away
20th January 1959 Chile 86 - 85 Taiwan
21th January 1959 Soviet Union 84 - 55 Puerto Rico
- United States 63 - 58 Bulgaria
22th January 1959 Brazil 94 - 76 Taiwan
- Chile 83 - 71 Puerto Rico
23th January 1959 United States 54 - 53 Puerto Rico
- Brazil 62 - 53 Bulgaria
24th January 1959 Soviet Union 66 - 63 Brazil
- Bulgaria 76 - 71 Chile
26th January 1959 Soviet Union 78 - 58 Bulgaria
- United States 85 - 69 Taiwan
27th January 1959 Puerto Rico 85 - 81 Taiwan
- Soviet Union 75 - 49 Chile
28th January 1959 Brazil 99 - 71 Puerto Rico
- Soviet Union 62 - 37 United States
29th January 1959 United States 66 - 55 Chile
- Bulgaria 70 - 62 Puerto Rico
30th January 1959 Taiwan 2 - 0 Bulgaria (forfeit)
- Brazil 81 - 67 United States
31th January 1959 Taiwan 2 - 0 Soviet Union (forfeit)
- Brazil 73 - 49 Chile

(*) The Soviet Union and Bulgaria refusal to meet Formosa in the final round led to their relegation to the last two places.

General classification

   Team   Pts   MP   W   L   GF   GA   diff 
 1   Brazil  11   6   5   1   472   382   +90 
 2   United States  10   6   4   2   372   378   -6 
 3   Chile  8   6   2   4   393   446   -53 
 4   Taiwan  8   6   2   4   315   350   -35 
 5   Puerto Rico  7   6   1   5   397   471   -74 
 6   Soviet Union  11   6   5   1   365   264   +101 
 7   Bulgaria  8   6   2   4   315   338   -23