FIBA World Cup

Gilas to start FIBA World Cup qualifiers with back-to-back games vs Korea

Delfin Dioquino
Gilas to start FIBA World Cup qualifiers with back-to-back games vs Korea

SWEEP. Gilas Pilipinas is coming off back-to-back wins over Korea in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers.

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Gilas Pilipinas will tangle with Korea twice in the first window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers in November

Gilas Pilipinas and Korea will rekindle their rivalry as they begin their respective campaigns in Group A of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against each other.

In fact, the Philippines will tangle with Korea twice in the first window of the qualifiers later this year, the first on November 25 and the second on November 28.

Gilas had never beaten Korea for eight years until the Filipinos swept the Koreans in the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers in June.

In the second window, the Philippines will lock horns with India on February 25, 2022, and New Zealand on February 28, 2022.

Gilas then will face India and New Zealand again on June 30, 2022, and July 3, 2022, respectively, in the third window to wrap up the first round.

Only the top three teams from each of the four groups will advance to the second round, where the remaining squads will be bunched into two groups of six teams.

The Philippines, though, is already qualified for the World Cup as it will host the quadrennial showpiece alongside Japan and Indonesia. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.