Homeward bound in ’23

first_imgPhoto from Fiba World Cup Twitter accountIt’s going to be loud, and an entire nation will be proud, when basketball comes back home in 2023.The international basketball federation (Fiba) awarded the Philippines and two other countries joint hosting rights for the 2023 World Cup Saturday after a tense meeting at the Fiba headquarters in Mies, Switzerland.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Favorable draw for Malditas in AFC Asian Cup Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ LATEST STORIES Reyes was with the Philippine delegation that made a final pitch at the Fiba offices. A joint effort of Argentina and Uruguay was the country’s last rival for the hosting rights. The Philippines last hosted the World Cup in 1978 and last made the tournament in 2014, when the country made a spirited run back to the world stage that started in the 2013 Fiba Asia in Manila.That’s why the SBP made sure it would make a strong final push for the 2023 hosting. Aside from Pangilinan, Rep. Pia Cayetano and SBP president Al Panlilio also spoke before Fiba officials to make a passionate plea for the hosting rights.“If they want growth to the next level for Fiba, the region they should bring the next World Cup [to] is Southeast Asia,” Panlilio earlier said. “It’s aligned to what Fiba wants to do for basketball.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “We did it! Philippines will host 2023 FIBA World Cup. God bless us,” SBP chair emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan posted on his Twitter account (@iamMVP) Saturday night after Fiba reached its decision.Pangilinan led the presentation of the Philippines, which made the bid in a consortium with Japan (Okinawa) and Indonesia (Jakarta). Half of the 32 World Cup qualifiers will play in Manila while the other half will be split between Jakarta and Okinawa. But all games in the knockout stage will be played in the Philippines starting in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseImmediately after the announcement, Filipinos took to social media to celebrate the achievement.“Victory! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! #BasketballIsComingHome #PlayLouderIn2023 #FIBAWC2023 in Manila,” wrote national coach Chot Reyes on his Twitter account (@coachot). View commentslast_img

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