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2021 FIBA Asia Cup

Gilas Pilipinas heads to Bahrain as Manama hosts FIBA ACQ bubble

Gilas Pilipinas will head to Manama, Bahrain next month for the resumption of the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. 

In a statement by the International Basketball Federation, all games in Group A and Group D will take place in the middle eastern nation.

Group A teams include Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. Group D teams include Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, and India.

“The most important criteria in choosing the hosts were health and travel guarantees and compliance with FIBA health protocols, including testing and controlled entry into a secure environment,” read FIBA’s statement.

Gilas is 1-0 in the ACQ. It will face South Korea and Thailand in the second window.

On the other hand, Doha, Qatar will be hosting games in Groups B and E. Amman, Jordan will serve as the site for Window 2 games in Group F.

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