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Manu Ginobili and the Argentina National Basketball Team

Argentina National Basketball Team

Gilas Pilipinas will face Argentina on September 1, 2014 at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Seville, Spain. Argentina which is ranked No. 3 by FIBA has confirmed 9 players including Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola, Carlos Delfino, Andres Nocioni, Pablo Prigioni, Facundo Campazzo, Leonardo Gutiérrez, Juan Gutierrez and Walter Herrmann.

Watch Manu Ginobili Monster Dunk in the 2014 NBA Finals

Argentina National Basketball Team
Head Coach: Julio Lamas
Player Roster:
-Manu Ginobili – 6’6 (San Antonio Spurs)
-Luis Scola – 6’9 (Indiana Pacers)
-Carlos Delfino – 6’6 (Milwaukee Bucks)

2014 FIBA World Cup Official Courts

Six Cities in Spain will be hosting the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup – Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Granada, Madrid and Sevilla.

Gilas Pilipinas will play in Sevilla, Spain and if we reach the Semifinals, we will play in Barcelona and if we play in the Finals, it will be in Madrid.

2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Venues in Spain:

2014 FIBA World Cup System of Competition

2014 FIBA World Cup System of Competition

2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup from August 30 to September 14, 2014 in Spain.

2014 FIBA World Cup System of Competition

Preliminary Round (Group Phase)
Group A – Spain, Serbia, France, Brazil, Egypt, Iran
Group B – Philippines, Senegal, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Greece, Croatia
Group C – Dominican Republic, Turkey, USA, Finland, New Zealand, Ukraine
Group D – Slovenia, Lithuania, Angola, South Korea, Mexico, Australia

Each team will play all the other teams in its own group. Top 4 teams from each group will qualify for the Final Phase. Last 2 from each group will return home. Total of 60 Games.

Final Phase
Round of 16

See you in Spain 2014 Short Movies

Watch See you in #Spain2014 – Short Movie I

and See you in #Spain2014 – Short Movie II

Gilas Pilipinas Preliminary Round Schedule in 2014 FIBA World Cup

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Preliminary Round Schedule of Gilas Pilipinas in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup
August 30, 2014 – Philippines vs Croatia
August 31, 2014 – Philippines vs Greece
September 1, 2014 – Philippines vs Argentina
September 3, 2014 – Philippines vs Puerto Rico
September 4, 2014 – Philippines vs Senegal

Venue: Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo in Seville, Spain

Philippines is in Group B. Top 4 teams from Group B will face the Top 4 teams in Group A in the 2nd Round.

2014 FIBA World Cup Draw Results

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Gilas Pilipinas will face Argentina, Croatia, Puerto Rico, Senegal and Greece in the Preliminary Round of the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Seville, Spain.

2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Preliminary Round Groups:
Group A – Spain, Serbia, France, Brazil, Egypt, Iran
Group B – Philippines, Senegal, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Greece, Croatia
Group C – Dominican Republic, Turkey, USA, Finland, New Zealand, Ukraine
Group D – Slovenia, Lithuania, Angola, South Korea, Mexico, Australia

Goup A will play in Granada, Group B in Seville, Group C in Bilbao and Group D in Gran Canaria.

2014 FIBA World Cup Wild Cards: Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey

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FIBA has awarded the 4 Wild Card slots to Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey completing the 24 teams in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. No other teams from Asia in the 2014 FIBA World Cup aside from Iran, Philippines and South Korea. Italy, Germany and China withdrew their bids for the Wild Cards before the announcement.

24 teams in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Olé and Hop – Official Mascots of the 2014 FIBA World Cup

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Meet Olé and Hap – the Official Mascots of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. Olé and Hop is based from ‘alley-oop’.