Congo national team (#11 in Africa, World rank #82) defeated Gilas Pilipinas (#4 in Asia, World rank #31), 82-71 in a four-country mini pocket tournament, Torneo de Malaga 2019, in Spain on Friday night, August 9 (early Saturday morning in Manila) at the Palacio de Deportes Jose M. Martin Carpena in Malaga, Spain in preparation for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.
In the second game of the Torneo de Malaga, host Spain defeated Ivory Coast, 79-62. Spain will face Congo in the finals while the Philippines will play against Ivory Coast at 19:30 (1:30AM, August 11, Manila time) in the battle for third. (UPDATE: Gilas Pilipinas def. Ivory Coast, 73-63)