Gilas Pilipinas was set to face the Qatar for their game match at the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship tonight which will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena (MOA), in Pasay City. The first phase is over and Gilas Pilipinas enters the second round with hopes of bouncing back from its sorry loss on Saturday night, against Chinese Taipei.
The 2013 FIBA Asia Championship live coverage for men’s basketball is all set for Aug. 1 kickoff in the Philippines. The 15-nation tournament serves as the qualifying for the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, although host nation Philippines and 2012 FIBA Asia Cup champions Iran were automatically qualified.
Qatar will face Gilas Pilipinas in a crucial battle on tonight to determine the seeding in the tournament’s knockout stages. The Group B leader now holds a 3-0 record to lead Group E while Jordan is dead last with a 0-3 card in the competition that stakes a berth in 2014 FIBA World Championships.
China, Iran, South Korea and Philippines are the few of the favorites to win this year’s FIBA Asia Championship. Iran is lead by priced center Hamed Haddadi and winger Samad Nikkhah Bahrami having the team won the Williams Jones Cup last month in Taipei.