Sun. Sep 24th, 2023

Dominican Republic group throughout a photoshoot forward of the Fiba World Cup. –FIBA BASKETBALL

MANILA, Philippines—Robust as Group A could also be, the Dominican Republic is adamant in specializing in one activity at a time.

The Dominicans are purely pondering of Gilas Pilipinas in the mean time as they sq. off on the primary day of the 2023 Fiba World Cup at Philippine Area.

“Nicely, we go at it step-by-step. Even in our exhibition video games, we play pondering that our first vital sport is towards the Philippines,” coach Nèstor Garcia stated in a group introductory press convention at Araneta Coliseum on Thursday.

“We don’t take into consideration Italy or Angola proper now, actually. We deal with our first sport as a result of it’s the start, it’s crucial.”

After battling the house group, although, Dominican Republic might want to instantly return to the drafting board to organize for world No.11 Italy and Angola.

In spite of everything, the veteran tactician believes that at some point is equal to at least one shot within the international competitors.

“These sorts of tournaments for at some point is like one shot. For us, we’re focusing solely Philippines [now.]”

The Karl-Anthony Cities-led Dominican Republic will put that focus to the check tomorrow once they face the Filipinos in a probably loud and raucous crowd in Bulacan.

Whereas Garcia has emphasised that he’s not centered on Italy and Angola, each groups will play the prelude sport earlier than their conflict with the Philippines on the similar venue at 4pm.

Over at Mall of Asia Area, Mexico and Montenegro open the day with Egypt and Lithuania taking part in the nightcap.

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