The World Baseball Classic, Inc. announced on Thursday the schedule for the qualifying rounds for the 2023 event. The qualifiers will be played in Regensburg, Germany, at the Armin-Wolf-Arena, between September 16 and 21, and in the City of Panama, Panama, at the Rod Carew National Stadium, between September 30 and October 5.
Germany, the Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, South Africa and Spain will play in Regensburg. While in Panama City, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand, Nicaragua and Pakistan will do the same.
The two best teams from each venue will advance to the World Classic to be played in March.
In addition, some games will be broadcast on local television channels:
United Kingdom: bt sport
Germany: Sports 1
Nicaragua: long live 13
Czech Republic: O2 Sports
Panama: Medcom/Wave Cable
France: beIN Sport
South Africa: ESPN Africa; ESPN Player
Brazil: ESPN Brasil
For more information about the qualifying round, go to here.
Elimination Round (Double Elimination) Schedule – all times reflect Eastern Time
Hours are subject to change
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Countries: Germany, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, South Africa and Spain
Game 1: South Africa vs. Spain, 7 a.m.
Game 2: Great Britain vs. France, 1 p.m.
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Czech Republic, 7 a.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 2 vs. Germany, 1 p.m.
Game 5: Loser of Game 2 vs. Loser of Game 3, 7 a.m.
Game 6: Loser of Game 1 vs. Game 4 loser, 1 pm
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Game 6 winner, 7 a.m.
Game 8: Winner of Game 3 vs. Game 4 winner, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, September 21
Game 9: Winner of Game 7 vs. Game 8 loser, 1 p.m.
Location: Panama City, Panama
Stadium: Rod Carew National Stadium
Countries: Panama, Nicaragua, Brazil, Argentina, Pakistan, New Zealand
Game 1: New Zealand vs. Brazil, 1 p.m.
Game 2: Pakistan vs. Argentina, 8 p.m.
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 vs. Nicaragua, 1 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game 2 vs. Panama, 8 p.m.
Game 5: Loser of Game 2 vs. Loser of Game 3, 1 p.m.
Game 6: Loser of Game 1 vs. Game 4 Loser, 8 p.m.
Game 7: Winner of Game 5 vs. Game 6 winner, 1 p.m.
Game 8: Winner of Game 3 vs. Game 4 Winner, 8 p.m.
Game 9: Winner of Game 7 vs. Game 8 Loser, 8 p.m.
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