‘Overwhelming underdogs’

first_img“We will prepare as hard as we can and won’t go to China as tourists,” Guiao told the Inquirer.Host China is in a relatively lighter group compared to the Filipinos, as the Chinese will play Ivory Coast, Venezuela and Poland in Group A in Beijing.Argentina is in Group B with Russia, South Korea and Nigeria, even as 2006 winner Spain leads Group C featuring Iran, Puerto Rico and Tunisia.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Yeng Guiao coaches Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.basketballTeam Philippines didn’t exactly land in a group where there’s no tomorrow as far as the World Cup in China is concerned, and Gilas coach Yeng Guiao vowed that the Filipinos will compete “to give a good account of ourselves.”Bracketed with Angola, Italy and 2014 runner-up Serbia in Group D, Gilas Pilipinas will be up against some pretty tough competition in Foshan, but Guiao did not necessarily describe it as a group of death. However, he said: “We’re the overwhelming underdogs against any of those teams.”ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Steady pulse LATEST STORIES Team Philippines will be making a second straight appearance in the World Cup slated Aug. 31 to Sept. 15, and Guiao said the team will go to China with the “mind-set that we can win some games.” And he has set his sights on one team in particular.“Angola is the best chance that we have of winning a game,” he said of the African nation. The Philippines last World Cup victory was an 81-79 overtime decision over Senegal in the 2014 edition in Seville, Spain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsTeam USA, the heavy favorite which is aiming to become the first country to win the World Cup three straight times, is in Group F together with Turkey, the Czech Republic and Japan.Top Asian team Australia, which will make its 12th straight appearance in the World Cup, is in Group H in the company of Canada, Senegal and Lithuania. Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Google Philippines names new country director View commentslast_img

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