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How Gilas Pilipinas is preparing for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China

Gilas Pilipinas after their first practice in Guadalajara, Spain on August 5, 2019. Paolo del Rosario/SBP-Cignal

With the groups of the 2019 FIBA World Cup set, Gilas Pilipinas now has five months to prepare for the prestigious tournament in China.

The Philippine team, ranked 31st in the world, was drawn in Group D with Serbia (4), Italy (13) and Angola (39).

This is your one-stop hub for everything you need to know about Gilas Pilipinas and their 2019 FIBA World Cup campaign.

Schedule, coverage, and broadcast schedule

Dates: The FIBA World Cup will run from August 31 to September 15

Schedule: In the group stage, Gilas takes on Italy on August 31, Serbia on September 2, then Angola on September 4.

Broadcast info: The games of Gilas in the FIBA World Cup will be shown on ESPN5 and will become available via livestream on ESPN5.com.

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