It will be remembered that a few weeks ago, Gilas Pilipinas made history when they won the Bronze Medal to FIBA Asia 2014 which qualifies them to FIBA 2014. And now, Gilas Pilipinas has less than a month to practice hard and win each game for the glory of the Philippines.
But of course, to win the Basketball World Cup 2014 (FIBA 2014) is not an easy task. Gilas Pilipinas must face some of the world's best basketball players first before they go to the next round of the basketball competition. In this world basketball cup game, Gilas Pilipinas must win at least two (2) games to make to move from the preliminary round to the next round.
FIBA 2014 Basketball Team Groups
There are 24 countries who qualified for the FIBA 2014 which are divided into four groups of six countries. Gilas Pilipinas belongs to Group B of the FIBA 2014 which includes Argentina, Croatia, Greece, Puerto Rico, and Senegal. Gilas Pilipinas' first game is a battle against Croatia on the first day of FIBA 2014. Each group is assigned to different cities where they will do the battles. Group B will battle in Seville. Below are the countries included in each group and their respective cities:
Group A (Granada): Brazil, Egypt, France, Iran, Serbia, and Spain
Group B (Seville): Argentina, Croatia, Greece, Puerto Rico, Senegal, and the Philippines
Group C (Bilbao): Dominican Republic, Finland, New Zealand, Turkey, Ukraine, and USA
Group D (Gran Canaria): Angola, Australia, South Korea, Lithuania, Mexico, and Slovenia
FIBA World Cup 2014 Gilas Pilipinas Games Schedules
From August 30 to September 4, 2014, Gilas Pilipinas will have a total of five games. If they will pass the preliminary round of basketball competition, the Gilas Pilipinas Team will go on the next round of tournament on September 6, 2014, where the winners in each group will battle against each other. Below are the game tournament schedules of Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup 2014.
August 30, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM (around 8:30 PM in the Philippines)
Group B Battles: Croatia vs Philippines
August 31, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM (around 2:00 AM in the Philippines)
Group B Battles: Greece vs Philippines
September 1, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM (around 11:30 PM in the Philippines)
Group B Battles: Argentina vs Philippines
September 2, 2014
No Group B Battles
September 3, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM (around 7:30 PM in the Philippines)
Group B Battles: Puerto Rico vs Philippines
September 4, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM (around 8:00 PM in the Philippines)
Group B Battles: Senegal vs Philippines
As mentioned, if the Philippines wins at least two (2) battles, they will go to the next round of competition that will be telecast on September 6 to September 14. Good luck Team Philippines, Gilas Pilipinas!
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