The Italians stepped it up six-minute mark with Luigi Datome, Daniel Hackett and Marcio Belinelli anchoring a 19-0 run in the opening period. There was no looking back for Italy from there and practically cruised throughout the match. They led by as much as 53 points, their biggest run of which happened in the third quarter, 105-58. #FIBAWorldCup2019 #FIBA
FIBA World Cup 2019 First Round match between Gilas Pilipinas (Philippines) and Italy at the GBA International Sports and Cultural Center in Foshan, China. #LabanPilipinas #FIBAWorldCup2019
Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao said the national team is “not bothered” by recent comments made by Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte saying the
Italy is sending 12 tons of tents, blankets, mobile kitchens and other assistance to victims of the powerful earthquake that struck Iraq and Iran.
The Philippines, Italy and Serbia were earlier picked by the FIBA Executive Committee to host the three tournaments from a short list of eight bidders. The minimum bid was 1.8 Million Euros. Under FIBA’s strict rules of confidentiality, no amounts of the winning bids were disclosed.
Diners looking for authentic Italian fare will be delighted by the arrival of Singapore’s largest Italian café franchise—Casa Italia, Metro Manila’s newest food destination.
President Aquino, together with the Philippine delegation, has left the country on Sunday morning for his week-long visit to France, Italy and the Vatican City.
The hacker group Anonymous has cautioned the world against attending events with large crowds, saying the extremist group Islamic State (ISIS) is planning an attack in convergence areas in the U.S., Paris, Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon.