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Gilas Pilipinas coverage: FIBA World Cup Qualifiers fourth window

Philippine national team players Raymond Almazan, Alex Cabagnot, Allein Maliksi and John Paul Erram listen to the Philippine national anthem before their game against Iran in the FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers. FIBA.com

Gilas Pilipinas plunges back into action this September for the fourth window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

The Philippines advanced to the second round of the qualifiers after ranking second in Group B with a 4-2 record -- both losses coming at the hands of Australia. The results of the first round of the qualifiers will be carried over into the second. Apart from Australia and Japan, Gilas is also grouped with Iran, Kazakhstan and Qatar. In the fourth window, the national team will play Iran in Tehran on September 13 and Qatar here in Manila on September 17.

Where to watch Gilas Pilipinas games

The Gilas vs. Iran game will be aired live on ESPN5 on September 13 at 8:30 p.m. while the broadcast of the Qatar game at Smart-Araneta Coliseum is on September 17 at 7:30 p.m. Both games will also be available via livestream on ESPN5.com.

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