Cuba team participating in the upcoming world cup U-23 BaseballTo be held in Taipei next October, you already know about your competitors and the schedule for the first stage.
a information The hosts of the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association (CTBA) announced the groups, calendar and final participants—some changes were made—for the competition which will take place between October 13 and the United States. 23 in Taiwan.
“China and Nicaragua were unable to confirm their participation in the tournament due to their national COVID restrictions and have been replaced by Puerto Rico and Colombia, respectively,” the publication details.
The 12 teams participating in the Under-23 Baseball World Cup are as follows:
- Africa (1) No. 26 South Africa
- America (5) No. 4 Mexico, No. 6 Venezuela, No. 9 Cuba, No. 11 Colombia, No. 16 Puerto Rico
- Asia (3) No. 1 Japan, No. 2 Chinese Taipei, No. 3 Korea (Wild Card)
- Europe (2) No. 8 Netherlands, No. 18 Germany
- Oceania (1) No. 10 Australia
In turn, these were divided into two groups, which are as follows:
- Group A: Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Venezuela,
- Group B: Australia, Cuba, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico
The Cuban team was in Group B and will begin play against Puerto Rico on 13th and end against Mexico on 17th October.
As stated in the information, the top three finishers in each group will advance to the Super Round, while the other six teams will compete in the Placement Round.
The top two finishers of the Super Round will compete for the title of Under-23 World Champion, while the third and fourth placed teams will play for the bronze medal.
It will take place between 20, 21 and 22 October and the medal games will take place on Sunday 23 October.
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