Kai, Batang Gilas get rough draw in World Cup

Paul Lintag on Apr 09, 2018 06:43 PM
Kai, Batang Gilas get rough draw in World Cup
Kai Sotto and the rest of our boys certainly didn't get any help in the draw as all of their preliminary opponents belong in the Top 10 of the world rankings.

Batang Gilas' FIBA U-17 World Cup opponents are set.

After the official draw Monday, the Philippines is bracketed with Croatia, France, and host Argentina in Group D.

Kai Sotto and the rest of our boys certainly didn't get any help in the draw as all of their preliminary opponents belong in the Top 10 of the world rankings.

Hosts Argentina is ranked 7th while Croatia is 8th. The French are ranked as the 9th best boys' team on the planet.

In comparison, the Philippines is ranked 31st.

The 2018 FIBA U-17 World Cup is slated for June 30-July 8 in Rosario & Santa Fe, Argentina.

Batang Gilas qualified after taking fourth place in the 2018 FIBA-Asia U-16 championships.

 


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