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Quarter-Finals set at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023

The pairings and schedule for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Quarter-Finals are now confirmed following the successful conclusion of the Second Round today in the Philippines, Indonesia and Japan.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Quarter-Finals will all take place on Wednesday and Thursday, September 5 and 6.

September 5

LTU v SRB – 16:45 Local Time (08:45 GMT)
ITA v USA – 20:40 Local Time (12:40 GMT)

September 6
GER v LAT – 16:45 Local Time (08:45 GMT)
CAN v SLO – 20:30 Local Time (12:30 GMT)

Lithuania v Serbia
The 2010 third place finishers Lithuania have not lost at the 2023 tournament and enter the Quarter-Finals with the momentum of beating United States. Serbia bounced back from their loss to Italy to reach the top eight for the fourth straight time, including second place in 2014.

Italy v USA
Italy will face USA after taking first place in the Second Round while the Americans will be hungry to bounce back from their loss to Lithuania to end the group stage. Five-time world champions USA hold a 12-2 all-time advantage over Italy.

Germany v Latvia
Germany have booked a top eight spot for the first time since 2006 while Latvia have reached the Quarter-Finals in their debut. Germany have a 3-2 advantage all time over Latvia, winning the last matchup at the FIBA EuroBasket 2011.

Canada v Slovenia
Canada reached the Quarter-Finals for the first time since 1994 and will be facing Slovenia, who are in the top eight for a third straight tournament. Slovenia and Canada have faced off just once – the Europeans winning in the 2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

The complete FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 final phrase bracket is here.

For tickets to FIBA World Cup Quarter Finals, visit and at SM Tickets outlets.

Manila Wrestling Federation Takes Modern Pinoy Wrestling to A Higher Level in “MWF: Road to Fate 2023”

The Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) continues to further establish its status as the Philippines’ premier professional wrestling entertainment brand as it delights the fans with its annual spectacle MWF: Road To Fate 2023 – featuring a roster of 100% Filipino wrestling stars. The already jam-packed event is set to take place at Power Mac Center Spotlight PMCS Blackbox in Circuit Makati on August 20, Sunday.

MWF: Road To Fate 2023 is also set to debut on national television as part of MWF’s weekly series “Aksyonovela TV”, which airs on RJ’s Rock of Manila TV (available on SkyCable Channel 229, or rescan digital TV boxes) and its social media channels (Facebook and YouTube) every Monday night at 9 PM.

Headlining this year’s extravaganza is the conclusion to the storied rivalry between MWF founder Robin Sane and current MWF Pinoy Wrestling Champion Fabio Makisig. Sane was MWF’s inaugural champion in 2018, defeating Makisig in a knockdown-drag-out war, before losing the title to Southeast Asian wrestling scene pioneer Ho Ho Lun the following year. Long-time fans are heavily anticipating the championship rematch between two of the federation’s greatest rivals.

Among the other marquee matches set for Road To Fate 2023 is the volatile tag team match between the brand’s top villains – “Mr. Philippine Wrestling” Jake De Leon and Main Maxx (Oro, Plata, Mata) and the avenging heroes, the “Queen of Philippine Wrestling” Crystal and the returning Pinoy Strong Style pioneer “Danger” Rex Lawin. MWF’s resident televangelist, the fan-favorite Bro. Jomar Liwanag of Bahay ng Liwanag is also set to prove his otherworldly powers in a handicap match against his former minister Kaibigang Aaron and his lovable superhero friends El Katipunero and Super P.

MWF: Road To Fate 2023 also features MWF mainstays including Nigel “Suplex” San Jose, Bro. Benny Soriano, CJ Serafin, Danny Zamora, Joya, Dabid Ravena, Migs Valdez, Razael, Ken Cifer, Chelsea Marie, Isaiah Valencia, Kanto “Kilabot” Terror and Tarek El Tayech, Veronica Shannon, Tricia Ligaia, Mr. Sy and Kurt Jimenez, as well as MWF trainee/aspirant Pink Shirt.

Tickets to MWF: Road To Fate 2023 are available now at Ticket2Me. The event will also be later uploaded in episodic form in MWF’s fan-exclusive channel on Gank. For more details, visit MWF’s social channels on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and X.

FIBA World Cup Draw event successfully held at the Big Dome

The road to the prestigious FIBA World Cup Tournament started last weekend when the draw event held at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum in April 29, 2023. The event was attended by FIBA president Hamane Niang and other prominent figures in sports and entertainment such as Manny Pacquiao, Dirk Nowitzki, FIBA Global Ambassador Luis Scola, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, Yao Ming among others.

The draw was led by FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Global Ambassador Luis Scola (Argentina) and 2011 NBA champion Dirk Nowitzki (Germany), along with Local Ambassadors from the three host nations: 2014 Philippine World Cup team member LA Tenorio and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray (Philippines), former national team member and current president of Levanga Hokkaido Takehiko Orimo (Japan), and actor Raffi Ahmad (Indonesia).

Here’s the results from FIBA World Cup Draw event:

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup DGroup EGroup FGroup GGroup H
AngolaSouth SudanUSAEgyptGermanySloveniaIranCanada
Dominican RepublicSerbiaJordanMexicoFinlandCape VerdeSpainLatvia
PhilippinesChinaGreeceMontenegroAustraliaGeorgiaCôte d’IvoireLebanon
ItalyPuerto RicoNew ZealandLithuaniaJapanVenezuelaBrazilFrance

-Groups A & B will play in Araneta Coliseum
-Groups C & D will play in SM Mall of Asia Arena
-Groups E & F will play in Japan
-Groups G & H will play in Indonesia

Pop icons Sarah Geronimo and Billy Crawford also performed at the draw event while Fil-Am hip-hop sensation Saweetie made her Manila concert debut during the event.

FIBA World Cup 2023 Tournament starts August 25, 2023. It has been announced that the first 2 games of Gilas Pilipinas team will be held at the Philippine Arena on August while the final rounds of FIBA World Cup will now take place at the Mall of Asia Arena from Sept. 5 to Sept. 10, 2023.

Single game tickets will be available soon, bundle tickets now available here: