<center> ![z4ur69ntup.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/z4ur69ntup.jpg) [Source](https://www.rappler.com/sports/by-sport/basketball/gilas-pilipinas/239700-philippines-dead-last-fiba-world-cup-2019) </center> Following the classification phase on Monday night, Gilas Philippines officially represented the 32 nations competing in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China. Team Philippines has won every four-year competition without a win in five games, four of which have been lost to the Filipinos. In the last two contests in the classification phase, Jordan trailed in their lone victory as they defeated Senegal, 79-77 in Group P as Montenegro won against Japan, 80-65, in Group O. These results led Gilas Philippines to 32nd place. Like Gilas Philippines, Japan, Senegal and Ivory Coast had no wins in the last five games but Team Philippines missed the lowest spot due to its -147 point differential. Japan is -130 p.m, Senegal is -102 p.m and Ivory Coast is -74 pd. As the final day of the classification phase approaches, Jordan is dangerous as they need to win against Senegal. Jordan, however, beat Senegal to take a back seat to the group without a win. Jordan has a 1-4 record. Gilas Philippines has come to terms with the superiority of their opponents especially against Serbia where the Filipinos have lost 59 points. Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao said their overall strength was disappointing. >"Of course we're disappointed," Guiao said in an interview with Spin.ph. >“Of course, what, we have lessons to learn here in our experience. And at the same time, I guess it's time to re-evaluate our position. ” Guiao said he would make recommendations to the country's basketball superintendent based on his lessons learned from their vicious campaign in China. Guiao said he was to blame for what happened to them and he did not want his players to be ridiculed with scorn and remorse. Guiao said that before the Gilas Philippines can take on the world stage, it must first overcome Asia. >“When it comes to Asia, there is Iran's strength, China's strength. China has lost to Nigeria, ”Guiao said. >"So even with the African countries, Asia is difficult."