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1975 FIB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEN

Espoo, Imatra, Kemi, Lappeenranta, Mikkeli, Oulu, Tornio and Varkaus – Finland
25 January-2 February



This  was the Championship where Russia lost its first game ever in World Championships when Sweden won by 3-1 in the opening round. Over 4,000 spectators watched the first match of the tournament. The Swedes broke the Soviet attacks already in midfield, and their teamwork was more agile than that of a forced opponent. In the second opening match of the games, Finland faced Norway.

In the final results of the World Championships, the USSR boasted first place as usual. The silver to Sweden. Finland received its fourth consecutive bronze. 


1 USSR          2 SWEDEN          3 FINLAND

BEST GOAL SCORER

Valery Bochkov, USSR — 12 goals


BEST PLAYERS

Goalkeeper
Tommy Axelsson, Sweden

Defender
Håkan Sundin, Sweden

Forward
Valery Bochkov, USSR