Philippines v Italy FIBA World Cup Game Preview & Predictions

28 Aug 2023

J Clarkson

- Tip-off at 12.00 GMT on Tuesday August 29 
- Group A FIBA World Cup game from Manila, Philippines 
- Jordan Clarkson and co. looking to get the Philippines their first win of this FIBA World Cup in front of their home fans
- The Italians are also coming off a loss at the hands of the Dominican Republic but remain very much in the mix 

A pivotal match-up at the FIBA World Cup with a place in the Second Round on the line   

Group A of the FIBA World Cup is coming down to the wire regarding who will go into the Second Round. No team from Group A has been eliminated from the FIBA World Cup as they all embark on their final set of group games. Gilas Pilipinas are coming off an upset at the hands of Angola, a game they would have desperately wanted in front of their home fans. They face a daunting challenge going up against Italy, but knowing they still have a chance to advance, they’ll give it everything they’ve got. 

The Azzurri will feel like they let one go after their close loss to the Dominican Republic. Despite the loss, they still control their own destiny and have a clear pathway into the Second Round. Look for Simone Fontecchio to bring out his A-Game as he and his teammates have the talent to win this one despite playing in what will be a hostile environment against the host team from the Philippines. 



And for those keeping track at home, Clarkson vs Fontecchio features a head-to-head matchup that Utah Jazz fans will love to see. Always great to see teammates matchup against each other on the international stage.  

Philippines v Italy – FIBA World Cup Live Stream 

This FIBA World Cup Group A match-up from Manila will be available to stream live* worldwide on Courtside 1891 on Tuesday August 29 from 12.00 GMT. 

Don’t worry if you can’t catch the live action, Courtside 1891 will have extensive on-demand coverage and highlights after the game finishes. For the latest highlights alerts as well as live streaming and premium on-demand content, download the official Courtside 1891 app today. 

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