LIVE STREAM: Gilas Pilipinas vs Iran 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers


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MANILA, Philippines – The country's national team Gilas Pilipinas will try to bounce back and secure its hope for a slot in the 2019 FIBA World Cup by defending the home turf against the visiting Team Iran in the fifth window of the Asian Qualifiers round on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Watch the live streaming video here.

Gilas coach Yeng Guiao has replaced four players from the national team after absorbing a sorry loss against Kazakhstan, 92-88, on Friday night.

Jayson Castro returns to national team duties in FIBA World Cup Qualifiers
Jayson Castro returns to national team duties in FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Photo Credit: ABS-CBN News

As reported, Christian Standhardinger will replace Stanley Pringle as the team's naturalized player. Meanwhile, Troy Rosario, Jayson Castro, and Arwind Santos will join the pool replacing Greg Slaughter, Poy Erram, and Alex Cabagnot in the 12-man line-up.

UPDATE: Gilas suffers heartbreaking loss against Iran

Castro and Rosario already served their respective three-game suspensions from FIBA from the involvement in the brawl with Australia in July. Santos returns to the national team after nearly a decade.

"There is a quickness factor, there is a speed factor that we need to consider," said Guiao.

The Nationals are currently in 3rd place (5-4 record) tied with Japan in Group F. Iran boasts a 6-3 slate for 2nd place.

Only the top 3 teams per group will enter the World Cup in China next year.

In the previous match, Iranians protected their homecourt over Gilas for a 81-73 win last September.

Tip-off time is 7:30 pm.

WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas vs Iran FIBA World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers on livestream (video courtesy of YouTube/ESPN5):


Live updates courtesy of ESPN5:


Completing the line-up for the Philippines are Japeth Aguilar, Beau Belga, June Mar Fajardo, Marcio Lassiter, Gabe Norwood, LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson, and Matthew Wright.

— The Summit Express


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