Gilas Pilipinas vs New Zealand: Watch FIBA 2016 Online, Updates & Replay Here!
UPDATE: The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament between Gilas Pilipinas vs New Zealand will take place today, July 6. Gilas Pilipinas is in a tough state after losing the first qualifier game against France. On the other hand, today’s qualifier will New Zealand’s first game.
With this being the debut of New Zealand, the players revealed that they are focused on their game against the home team, the Philippines. According to the New Zealand forward Isaac Fotu, Gilas Pilipinas is the team that they have been studying hard. “That’s the team that we’ve been studying, we haven’t really thought about France yet,” said Fotu via CNN.
Basketball in the Philippines
Filipinos are said to be one of the biggest fans of basketball. The chance to be a part of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be a fulfillment of the Filipino dream. The fact that the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament is being held in the Philippines is already a big deal for Filipinos. The island nation is ecstatic that two groups are scheduled to play in the country. Group B includes Philippines, France, and New Zealand while Group A includes Turkey, Senegal and Canada.
Fans can watch the Gilas Pilipinas vs. New Zealand game at 6 pm, live on Sports5 live stream today, July 6. The game will go down at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. More match highlights and updates will be available on FIBA’s YouTube page and Twitter account.r