The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) released the game schedule for the Quarter-Finals of the WBSC Men’s Softball World Championship 2019, being played in Europe for the first time ever.
Japan (7-0) earned the top seed out of Group A, followed by No. 2 seed Argentina (6-1), No. 3 seed New Zealand (4-3) and No. 4 seed Czech Republic (3-4).
In Group B, undefeated Canada (7-0) claimed the No. 1 seed, while Australia (6-1) earned the No. 2 seed, USA (5-2) the No. 3 seed and Venezuela (4-3) the No. 4 seed.
Friday/Saturday, 21/22 June, all times AEST:
- 6:30pm Friday – Venezuela v Japan
- 9:30pm Friday – United States v Argentina
- 12:30am Saturday – New Zealand v Australia
- 3:30am Saturday – Czech Republic v Canada
The semi-finals will be contested on Saturday/Sunday, 22/23rd June, with the bronze medal match and Final — For the Title of World Champion — to follow on Sunday/Monday.
Placement Round – 8th to 16th
Eight nations – Botswana, Cuba, Denmark, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa – have been eliminated from medal contention but will continue to play in the Placement Round to determine the final standings and allocation of world ranking points.
Placement Round Schedule
- Singapore v Philippines
- Netherlands v Botswana
- South Africa v Mexico
- Cuba v Denmark
For full coverage of the event, including live play-by-play, stats and game summaries, visit the official tournament website at https://mswc.wbsc.org.