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Venues confirmed for last two Olympic Baseball qualifiers

20/11/2019

With four National Teams already qualified for baseball’s historic return to the Olympic program, the WBSC will hold the last two Olympic Qualifiers to define the last guests to Tokyo 2020. The WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier will take place in Arizona, USA, while the Final Qualifier is slated to be played in Taichung, Taiwan.

The WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier will take place in Arizona, USA, from 22-26 March. Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, USA and Venezuela will be drawn into two groups to battle for one spot in next year’s Olympic Games. Second and third place in this event will have another chance to make the Olympics, in the Final Qualifier.

The Final Qualifier will be played in Taichung, Taiwan, from 1-5 April, with the participation of Chinese Taipei, China (Asian Championship second and third place respectively), the Netherlands (runner-up in the Europe/Africa Qualifier), the top nation of the Oceania Pre Qualifier, and the aforementioned two teams coming from the Americas Qualifier (second and third place).

The winners of both events will join Japan (host team), Israel (Europe/Africa), Mexico (Premier12) and Korea (Premier12) in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games baseball competition.