Gilas Pilipinas, 11 other nations barge into 2nd round of FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

ByAllan Lim

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Gilas Pilipinas is among 12 teams that advanced into the 2nd round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifers.

The Philippines, along with Australia, Iran and Kazahkstan are the Asian teams that are assured of entry into the 2nd round

Brazil, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Canada will advance in the Americas region. The United States is expected to follow suit after its game against Puerto Rico on Monday in Sta. Cruz California.

European powerhouse teams Germany, France and Greece along with 2016 Olympic Silver medalist Serbia have clinched berths into the 2nd round as well.

32 slots are at stake in the 2019 FIBA World Cup which will be held in China with teams playing home-and-away games with other teams in their region. 7 teams will qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The 3rd window of the 1st round is scheduled on June 25 to July 3, 2018 while the 1st window of the 2nd round is set on September of the same year.



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