MVP urges sellout MOA crowd to wear white for Gilas-France showdown
A sellout crowd is expected for the Gilas-France game. Jerome Ascano

TICKETS for Gilas Pilipinas’ match against France at the Mall of Asia Arena on opening night of the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament have been sold out, according to Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chief Manny V. Pangilinan.

Pangilinan has also asked the fans who will come to the Mall of Asia Arena for Tuesday's big game to wear white.

“Tomorrow's the day. We're sold out. SRO! To those going to MOA please wear white. #LabanPilipinas #PUSO,” wrote Pangilinan on his official Twitter account.

The match set at 9 p.m. is the first match of Gilas Pilipinas in its bid to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games. Standing in their way is France, the No. 5 ranked team in the world which played in the London Olympics four years ago.

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