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Brazil vs Gilas Pilipinas - Great Day to Beat Brazil for the First Time | Setanta Sports
2024 Jul 05, 18:00 PM
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Brazil vs Gilas Pilipinas – Brazil is the next opponent in the quest for an Olympic ticket. Meanwhile, hosts Latvia and Cameroon will face off in the second semi-final.

The last four was reached after a narrow 2-point loss to Georgia, securing second place in the group stage.

When is Brazil vs Gilas Pilipinas?

The match will take place on July 6 at the Riga Arena in Riga. It is scheduled to start at 15:30 local time (19:30 Philippine time).

Brazil vs Gilas Pilipinas – Head to Head

Gilas Pilipinas has faced Brazil four times in history, with Brazil emerging victorious on all four occasions.

The most significant point difference occurred in their last match in 1978, when Brazil won by 47 points.

In contrast, the closest game was in 1954, with Gilas Pilipinas trailing by just 16 points.

DateEventPhaseFinal ScorePHIBRA
Mon, Oct 9, 1978World Championship for MenSemi-Final RoundFinal72119
Sun, Oct 31, 1954World Championship for MenFinal PhaseFinal4157
Mon, Oct 25, 1954World Championship for MenPreliminary RoundFinal6299
Sat, Jul 26, 1952Olympic Games: Tournament for MenFirst RoundFinal5271

Team Comparision

In the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the Philippines demonstrated superior offensive capabilities, averaging 91.5 points per game compared to Brazil’s 77.5.

They also excelled in shooting efficiency, with higher percentages in both 2-point (57.9%) and 3-point (51.2%) field goals. While Brazil had slightly fewer rebounds (38 vs. 39.5), they lagged in assists (17.5 vs. 21.5). The Philippines also maintained a higher free throw percentage (74.4% compared to Brazil’s 71.4%), indicating better overall scoring efficiency.

CategoryBrazil (BRA)Philippines (PHI)
Points (PTS)77.591.5
Rebounds (REB)3839.5
Assists (AST)17.521.5
2PT FG%52.1%57.9%
3PT FG%34%51.2%

Is Kai Sotto Heavily Injured?

During the last game, team leader Kai Sotto got injured. After being fouled by Georgia’s Joe Thomasson and later falling under Goga Bitadze.

Despite the pain, X-rays were negative, and Sotto remains hopeful about playing against Brazil, focusing on defense and stopping their set plays.

Brazil faces their own injury issues, with Raul Neto out and Yago dos Santos just returning.

Sotto emphasized the importance of defense and preparation to overcome Brazil’s strategies and hinted at the potential for another upset by Gilas Pilipinas.

The winner of the pair will meet better side from Latvia vs Cameroon in the final of the 2024 FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Latvia.