It’s exciting to know that the FIBA Asia 2013 Championship for Men will be hosted by our country and the Filipinos shall stand a chance to witness such a momentous event. This intercontinental championship shall serve as a qualifying tournament for the FIBA World Cup which shall take place in Spain in 2014.
This much anticipated tournament will be held from August 1 – 11, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Arena. The FIBA Asia 2013 championship is supposed to be held in Beirut, Lebanon. However, the FIBA Asia Executive Committee decided to hand over the hosting rights to the Philippines due to the Syrian civil war which has affected the current situation of Lebanon. Also, there are concerns for the people’s security in the Middle East, so this is believed to be a good decision
Listed below is the schedule for the opening rounds. Results for the preliminary rounds shall determine the flow of the game.
FIBA Asia 2013 Game Schedule – Preliminary Rounds
August 1, 2013 (Thursday)
11:00 am – Iran VS Malaysia
1:15 pm – Jordan VS Chinese Taipei
3:30 pm – Japan VS Qatar
5:45 pm – China VS Korea
8:30 pm – Saudi Arabia VS Philippines
10:30 pm – Lebanon VS Hong Kong
August 2, 2013 (Friday)
11:00 am – China VS Malaysia
1:15pm – Chinese Taipei VS Saudi Arabia
3:30 pm – Japan VS Hong Kong
5:45 pm – Korea VS Iran
8:30 pm – Jordan VS Philippines
10:30 pm – Qatar VS Lebanon
August 3, 2013 (Saturday)
11:00 am – Malaysia VS Korea
1:15 pm – India VS Kazakhstan
3:30 pm – Lebanon VS Japan
5:45 pm – Iran VS China
8:30 pm – Philippines VS Chinese Taipei
10:30 pm – Saudi Arabia VS Jordan
FIBA Asia 2013 in Manila Tickets
Tickets to this event are already in circulation. This is a rare opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss. So, reserve your tickets now.
Tickets are available nationwide in all SM Ticket outlets. Please note that the admission for the morning and evening events are paid separately. So, you might want to purchase 2 tickets if you plan to stay and watch the games for the entire day.
For ticket information, prices and other inquiries, please call 470 – 2222.