It’s final: PBA veteran superstars to beef up Gilas in Fiba Asia in Lebanon

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano There were mixed reports that came out months leading to the prestigious event that Gilas would also be playing its Cadet team in Beirut, since the event does not fall into the hectic Qualifying process of the World Cup 2019 in China.Chito Narvasa, the PBA commissioner, confirmed this development in a teleconference on Tuesday morning, saying that it is “the board’s priority to be involved and to be able to help the Gilas program.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“The PBA, its coaches in particular, were just informed of the schedule (of the Gilas events), which is important to all of them,” said Narvasa.The PBA had also moved the opening of its next season to December this year to be able to accommodate the National Five in the WC Qualifying that starts in November. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View comments LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netTAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas will have the team it wants for the Fiba Asia Championship next month, this, after the PBA’s board of governors agreed to lend its top players to the national team.This means that the likes of June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, Terrence Romeo and Calvin Abueva are now available for inclusion to the squad that will try to regain Asian supremacy in the August 8-20 event in Beirut, Lebanon.ADVERTISEMENT Top talents now available for Gilas as PBA opens next season in December Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetcenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Also because of this development, the PBA will make last-minute adjustments in the Governors’ Cup schedule. The season-ending conference opens Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitelast_img read more

FIFA U-17 World Cup: We want to comeback to Kolkata and win the trophy, says Mexico coach

first_imgBehind Mexico’s stirring comeback after being 0-3 down to scoring two goals against England in a Group F match here was the massive crowd support they got at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, coach Mario Arteaga said.Arteaga added at the end of the post match media interaction that they would love to comeback here and win the coveted FIFA U-17 World Cup crown.Diego Lainez’s quickfire second-half brace raised hopes of a Mexico comeback after England raced to a 3-0 lead riding goals from Rhian Brewster, Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho.In the end, the task of eking out a draw proved too tough.”I want to send greetings to all the people in Kolkata. They supported us a lot. It was very emotional. After being down 3-0, we almost had the draw by scoring two goals. So we are really happy with the support we got in Kolkata,” coach Arteaga said before starting the press conference.”I want to comeback here and win the trophy. Now we will be going to another venue but Kolkata was really good and we loved everything about the people and city,” he said.FIFA Photo Mexico will play Chile in what could be a virtual knockout game in Guwahati on Saturday as they have one point from two matches.Arteaga sounded defiant that they would make the next round and said nothing is over yet.”We have one point but it’s a World Cup and we can still comeback. We are sure that Mexico will go to the second round,” Arteaga said.advertisementAsked whether the penalty awarded to England when Carlos Robles handled the ball inside the area was fair or not, the coach said: “For us, I am not a person who is going to discuss if it was a penalty or not.”We had a workshop at the beginning of the tournament and we saw some handball situations there. It’s not quite clear for me whether it was a penalty or not. It’s a referee issue.”Arteaga heaped praise on England, saying they are a “superlative” team.”England are a great team and have complete players. This team is better than 2011 (U-17 World Cup) one which I saw. Sancho is a good player and their attackers controlled our defenders. They are superlative team,” he said.Arteaga said playing Chile would be emotionally draining as they are good friends with their South American neighbours.”We don’t like playing Chile. We are brothers and have played four times this year. I know their coach (Hernan Caputto) well and one of the two teams will go further. It was a shock that Chile conceded four goals in first match. They have good attack,” he said.last_img read more