HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iran - FIBA World Cup 2019
BEIJING, China – Terribly whipped in 3 of its 4 losses, the Philippines may be in danger of falling to rock bottom in the 32-nation FIBA World Cup.
But Gilas Pilipinas hopes to avoid this scenario and salvage a nightmarish campaign with a win over Iran in the classification stage.
The two Asian rivals lock horns in their final game of the tournament at the Wukesong Arena here on Sunday, September 8, with their respective standings in the global hoops showdown on the line.
Sitting at 4th and last place in Group N, the Philippines badly needs a victory to have a chance of avoiding the tournament cellar.
Fourth-placers from each of the 4 classification groups will be ranked from 29th to 32nd places – leaving the Philippines in peril of finishing last in the entire tournament due to an inferior point differential.
Meanwhile, Iran remained in contention for an outright Olympic spot reserved for the best Asian team in the World Cup after beating Angola for its win, and a victory over the Philippines will help bolster its cause.
Game time is at 8 pm.
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