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1959 World Championship for Men
16 to 31 Jan. 1959 - Santiago de Chile in Chile.
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Group Standings
Group  A Games Points  
#   USA FOR ARG UAR P W L For Agst Pts
1. USA   81-73 87-73 103-58 3 3 0 271 204 6
2. FOR 73-81   63-59 71-69 3 2 1 207 209 5
3. ARG 73-87 59-63   65-52 3 1 2 197 202 4
4. UAR 58-103 69-71 52-65   3 0 3 179 239 3
Group  B Games Points  
#   BRA URS CAN MEX P W L For Agst Pts
1. BRA   64-73 69-52 78-50 3 2 1 211 175 5
2. URS 73-64   54-63 102-72 3 2 1 229 199 5
3. CAN 52-69 63-54   54-51 3 2 1 169 174 5
4. MEX 50-78 72-102 51-54   3 0 3 173 234 3
Group  C Games Points  
#   BUL PUR PHI URU P W L For Agst Pts
1. BUL   67-55 85-61 65-58 3 3 0 217 174 6
2. PUR 55-67   76-63 78-64 3 2 1 209 194 5
3. PHI 61-85 63-76   68-59 3 1 2 192 220 4
4. URU 58-65 64-78 59-68   3 0 3 181 211 3
COMPARATIVE RANKING
(by game points & goal average)
Points Current Run Last 2 Margin
-5 +15
# Teams GP W-L For Agst Diff        
 1. USA 3 3-0 271 204 67 3 wins 2-0 0-0 1-0
 2. BUL 3 3-0 217 174 43 3 wins 2-0 0-0 1-0
 3. BRA 3 2-1 211 175 36 1 win 1-1 0-0 2-0
 4. URS 3 2-1 229 199 30 1 defeat 1-1 0-0 1-0
 5. PUR 3 2-1 209 194 15 2 wins 2-0 0-0 0-0
 6. FOR 3 2-1 207 209 -2 1 win 1-1 2-0 0-0
 7. CAN 3 2-1 169 174 -5 2 wins 2-0 1-0 0-1
 8. ARG 3 1-2 197 202 -5 1 defeat 1-1 0-1 0-0
 9. PHI 3 1-2 192 220 -28 2 defeats 0-2 0-0 0-1
 10. URU 3 0-3 181 211 -30 3 defeats 0-2 0-0 0-0
 11. UAR 3 0-3 179 239 -60 3 defeats 0-2 0-1 0-1
 12. MEX 3 0-3 173 234 -61 3 defeats 0-2 0-1 0-2