Gilas Pilipinas opens World Cup campaign against Italy

first_imgPlayer of the Week: Bong Galanza making most of chance with NLEX Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines’ daunting campaign in the 2019 Fiba World Cup tips off against Italy on August 31 at Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center in Foshan City, China.Ranked 31st in the world, the Philippines then, tests its mettle against No. 4 Serbia, which lost to USA in the finals of the previous edition of the World Cup, two days later.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption READ: Yeng Guiao: Gilas Pilipinas ‘overwhelming underdog’ in Group DIt gets tougher for PH after Italy with a matchup against the mighty Serbians, who could also parade a plethora of NBA talents led by one of the best big men in the NBA in Nikola Jokic.Gilas wraps up the first round against Angola, which can’t be taken lightly despite being ranked eight spots lower.“Angola is another tough team,” Guiao said.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying READ: Yeng Guiao on facing Italy, Serbia in World Cup: ‘A miracle can happen’National team coach Yeng Guiao said facing the formidable Italian side, which could have the likes of NBA veterans Danilo Gallinari and Marco Belinelli in its roster, at the start of the tournament gives no excuse for Gilas Pilipinas to not be well prepared come game time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“That’s good for us. It just means to say that when you face Italy on your first game, you have to bring everything you have,” Guiao said. “By the time we play our first game when we get there we should be ready to play 100 percent. There’s no such thing as getting warmed up first.” View commentslast_img

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