The tourmanent format decrees that teams knocked out in the quarter final stages must play each other to determine the final finishing ladder – which always runs the risk of being a slight anti-climax. Nevertheless, the Latvian team will want to sign out on a high an Italy provides an opportunity to claim another noteworthy scalp.
Added to that is the fact that Latvia's Italian coach, Luca Banchi, will be keen to score a victory against his homeland and opposite number Gianmarco Pozzecco.
The match in Manila starts at 11:45 Rīga time (16:45 local time).
Later in the day Lithuania will take on Slovenia in another play-off match.