Sunday, June 13, 2021

Gilas to take on Korea twice in five days as FIBA releases new Asia Cup qualifiers schedule

The Gilas Pilipinas, which trained at the Inspire Sports Academy before the ECQ was enforced in the NCR, will be taking on Korea twice in five days in the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers this June. (Inspire Sports Academy)

The Gilas Pilipinas will be taking on fierce rivals Korea twice in five days in the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers this June in Clark, Pampanga.

FIBA recently released the new schedule of the long-delayed tournament and it will see the host country battle Korea in Group A action on June 16 and then on the 20th. Sandwiched in between those matches is a game between the vastly-improved Indonesia which is being coached by former Gilas mentor Rajko Toroman.

Group A has the Philippines, Korea, Indonesia and Thailand.

The Clark bubble will also host games in Group B with powerhouse China taking on Japan on June 16. China and Chinese Taipei will also square off on June 17 while Japan tackles Chinese Taipei on June 18. China and Japan duke it out for a second time on June 19 with China and Chinese Taipei doing the same on June 20.

Group C games being held inside Clark include the match between Guam and Hong Kong on June 16 and 18. (JNP)


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