The most awaited basketball match this year with the involvement of the Philippines’ pride Gilas Pilipinas will be aired in ABS-CBN. The said competition will be held in Spain from August 30 to September 14. The games will come from the six cities of the said country and ABS-CBN Network through its Official Sports Page announced "Catch the group stage all the way to the Finals of the FIBA World Cup of Basketball 2014 Spain on ABS-CBN Ch2 & ABS-CBN @SportsAndAction Ch23!.
Filipinos are so excited to watch the Gilas Pilipinas compete with different countries starting from its bracket. Philippines belongs to bracket B along with Argentina, Croatia, Greece, etc. There are four brackets in the competition and each team should see to it that they will reign supreme over other teams in their respective brackets so that they will qualify to the finals.
Well, it will not be an easy road to trudge for the Gilas Pilipinas but through the prayers and supports of the Filipinos, nothing is impossible. Another thing that we should look at is Andray Blatche who is a member of the Brooklyn Nets which is one of the teams in NBA. Andray will play for the Gilas Pilipinas after being granted with Filipino citizenship. He is the center of the Brooklyn Nets and through the approval of President Benigno Aquino Jr. on his citizenship, he can play for the team.
The following is the complete list of 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup squads: