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“Sube la copa” performed by Huecco is the Official Song of the 2014 FIBA World Cup
The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup starts on August 30, 2014 in Spain.
Kevin Durant pulled out of the US National Basketball Team and will not play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain.
Statement by Kevin Durant:
“This was an extremely difficult decision as I take great pride in representing our country. I know that I owe it to my USA Basketball teammates to be totally invested in the experience. After going through training camp with USAB, I realized I could not fulfill my responsibilities to the team from both a time and energy standpoint.
I need to take a step back and take some time away, both mentally and physically in order to prepare for the upcoming NBA season. I will be rooting for USAB and look forward to future opportunities with them.”
US Basketball Player Pool (15 Players remaining)
Gilas Pilipinas will have a couple of tune-up games in Spain and France before the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup which starts on August 30.
Gilas Pilipinas Tune-up Schedule
August 10 – Gilas Pilipinas vs Selection from Liga ACB (Pro League in Spain-Vittoria, Spain)
(Delayed Telecast August 11, 8pm / Replay on August 12, 2pm)
August 15 – Gilas Pilipinas vs France (Antibes, France)
(8:30pm-France Time/2:30am(Aug16)-Philippine Time)
(Delayed Telecast August 16, 5pm / Replay on August 17, 10:30pm)
August 16 – Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia (Antibes, France)
— Chot Reyes (@coachot) August 5, 2014
After their Training Camp in Miami, Gilas Pilipinas goes to Spain to play a couple more tune-up games before the 2014 FIBA World Cup which starts on August 30. Andray Blatche joins Gilas Pilipinas in Spain as seen in the photo of Coach Chot Reyes above.
Good luck Gilas Pilipinas! #Puso
Both TV5 and ABS-CBN/ABS-CBN Sports and Action will air the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain.
From Gilas Pilipinas Coach Chot Reyes:
From ABS-CBN Sports:
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 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.
Round of 16
— Chot Reyes (@coachot) April 1, 2014
If the Naturalization of Andray Blatche pushes through before June 30, 2014 (Deadline of Submission of 24-man Line-up for 2014 FIBA World Cup), Blatche will join Gilas Pilipinas and will play in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain and in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and Marcus Douthit will be on the reserve list, just in case Andray Blatche gets injured.