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Gilas bunched with Australia, Chinese-Taipei and Japan in FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 groupings

The Official Draw Ceremony of the Qualifiers for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 took place at a star-studded event in Guangzhou, China. There were four different draws, one for each region – Africa, Americas, Asia (which includes Oceania) and Europe.

Here are the results of the draws:

FIBA 2019 Groupings

FIBA 2019 Groupings

Starting in November, the 80 national sides will play home and away games across six qualifying windows spanning a 15-month period to be among the 31 joining hosts China in lining out at the first-ever 32 team edition of FIBA’s flagship event.

Here is a region by region breakdown of the number of teams participating in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualifiers and how many of them will advance to China 2019 from each region.

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A peak into the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 – Asian Qualifiers official site shows the schedule of games for Gilas Pilipinas in Group B. They will kick off their campaign on Nov. 24 against Japan and then take on Chinese-Taipei on Nov. 27.

Gilas resumes its bid in 2018 starting with Australia on the Feb. 22. Japan comes next on Feb. 25, Chinese-Taipei on Feb. 29 before wrapping up the group phase against Australia on July 2, 2018. The top three teams will qualify to the second round and face teams from other groups with carry-over results. To better understand the tournament mechanics check out the video below. More details and information can be found here. (BNY)

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