Marcos Enacts FIBA World Cup Hosting Task Force

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FIBA World Cup

Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos has created an inter-agency task force in preparation for the 2023 FIBA International Basketball Federation World Cup.

On March 27th, Administrative Order No. 5 was signed by President Marcos, enacting the new task force. The order also calls on local governments to support the Samahang Basketbol ng Philippines (SBP), the national sports association for basketball in the Philippines.

The new task force will be led by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chair Dickie Bachmann who will lead streamlining and initiating all government efforts and program plans. Bachmann told the media that “the successful organization and hosting of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 requires the involvement, coordination, and support of all concerned government agencies, local government units, and the private sector.

FIBA Basketball World Cup Details

The 2023 FIBA World Cup will be held in Manila, Philippines, and will take place from August 25th to September 10th. For the first time in history, the tournament will be hosted by three countries Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. 

The 2023 FIBA World Cup will serve as a qualifying tournament for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The two top teams will qualify alongside those from the Americas/Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. France will also be eligible for the Olympic basketball tournament since it hosts the 2024 Olympics. Spain will also automatically qualify since they won the 2019 final.

Betting On Basketball With Online Sports Betting Sites

Philippine legal sports betting sites offer odds for basketball tournaments and leagues worldwide, with the NBA, NCAAB, and PBA producing the most odds. As the FIBA World Cup approaches, we expect to see odds for those individual matchups and future odds for the tournament. When betting on basketball, users have several wagering options, including betting on the money line, totals, or spread. Future odds and proposition bets are also available depending on the sportsbook you choose to bet with.

How To Find A Quality Online Sportsbook

Many sportsbooks operate online in the Philippines, but the best options can be found in our sportsbook reviews guide. We provide betting guides to our PH readers to inform and educate potential players before they sign up. 

Our team has been gambling online for years, and we pass on our knowledge to our readers to ensure you have a good experience and know what to expect before you deposit into your initial bankroll.

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