For the first time ever, Mexico and Switzerland will get to host a world-level FIBA tournament after basketball’s governing body awarded the two countries the rights to hold youth World Cup competitions in the future.
Gilas Pilipinas is suddenly on a roll. After stunning Jordan a couple of days back, the Philippines fended off a more competitive Saudi Arabian side on Sunday (Monday in Manila), 76-63 to sweep the fifth window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers.
Matched against a team led by an NBA Sixth Man of the Year winner and a 7-foot-2 international prospect, Lebanon showed no fear and proved why they’re one of the continent’s best basketball teams right now.
While it is not his first rodeo for a senior Gilas Pilipinas men’s national team, Kai Sotto is thrilled at the prospect of playing alongside Jordan Clarkson for the very first time in a FIBA-sanctioned game.
As early as now, Kiefer Ravena is making sure the next batch of Gilas Pilipinas mainstay guards are primed up for bigger roles ahead.
Not even a depleted 10-man lineup could stop Gilas Pilipinas Men’s running game as they beat India convincingly, 79-63 in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers third window on Sunday, July 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Back in 2016, FIBA decided to include Australia and New Zealand under FIBA Asia ahead of the 2017 to 2020 basketball cycle. This included their participation in the continental championship, the FIBA Asia Cup, as well as the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers when it drastically tweaked its qualification systems for the top international competitions.
Gilas Pilipinas dropped its last assignment to New Zealand, 88-63 on Sunday, February 27 in the second window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
New Zealand put on the defensive clamps while Tom Vodanovich put on an offensive show as they shut Gilas Pilipinas, 88-63 in a slugfest on Sunday, February 27, in front of a sold-out crowd inside the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Metro Manila.
Second generation Filipino-Japanese basketball player Matthew Aquino made a successful debut for the Japanese national basketball team as they picked up a close 76-71 win over Chinese-Taipei in Group B of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers second window on Saturday at the Okinawa Arena in Japan.