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MANILA, Philippines – Two more games.
Gilas Pilipinas plays South Sudan and China in the classification phase of the FIBA World Cup, with hopes of finishing as the best Asian squad to secure a ticket to the 2024 Paris Games.
Winless in three games in the group stage, the Philippines must win both classification matches for a shot at the Olympics.
Here is Gilas Pilipinas’ classification round schedule:
Here’s the full schedule of the second round and the classification phase:
Gilas Pilipinas is out to defend its homecourt as it battles familiar foes in the FIBA World Cup, which will be hosted by the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia starting on August 25.
Bunched in Group A, the Philippines looks to redeem itself against Dominican Republic, Italy, and Angola – teams it lost to in past tournaments.
The Filipinos fell prey to Dominican Republic in the 2021 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament and bowed to Italy and Angola in the 2019 World Cup, where they were also bundled in the same group.
Set to be spearheaded by NBA veteran Jordan Clarkson, the Philippines gets a shot at payback.
Gilas Pilipinas will go up against Dominican Republic for its World Cup opener at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan before it tangles with Angola and Italy at the Araneta Coliseum.
Here is the Philippines’ group stage schedule:
Here’s the full tournament schedule: