FIBA WORLD CUP: Team Pilipinas set to leave for Iran to start round 2 of Asian Qualifiers

Paul Lintag on Sep 10, 2018 04:06 PM
FIBA WORLD CUP: Team Pilipinas set to leave for Iran
Gilas Pilipinas had one last morning practice on Monday and the national team is off to Tehran in the evening. The Philippines will take on Iran on September 13.

Team Pilipinas is off to Iran to start round 2 of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

Gilas had one last morning practice on Monday and the national team is off to Tehran in the evening. The Philippines will take on Iran on September 13.

No final 12 has been announced still and Team Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao said last week that the lineup will be revealed once they're already in Iran.

And so, all 16 players will make the trip.

[Related: FIBA WORLD CUP: Yeng says Gilas will take 16-man pool to Iran]

Gilas currently has a pool that includes Beau Belga, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, Scottie Thompson, Asi Taulava, Alex Cabagnot, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Ian Sangalang, Matthew Wright, Raymond Almazan, Christian Standhardinger, Marcio Lassiter, Greg Slaughter, Stanley Pringle, and Poy Erram.

However, for the Iran game, Wright and Aguilar are suspended while Guiao will have to drop either Standhardinger or Pringle due to eligibility issues.

[Related: FIBA WORLD CUP: Slaughter cleared as local for Team Pilipinas]

The Philippines is part of a merged group F with Australia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Japan, and Qatar.

Team Pilipinas is sitting at third place so far with a 4-2 record behind the Boomers (5-1) and the Iranians (5-1) themselves.

Gilas will take on Iran at 8:30 p.m. (Philippine time) on Thursday.

 


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