WBSC announces live-streaming for Olympic Qualifier

Sat 20 Jul 2019

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced details for web-streaming of all 16 games from the Europe/Africa Olympic Qualifying Tournament that will send one team to Tokyo in 2020.

The tournament will be played from 23-27 July in the Dutch city of Utrecht, and will involve eight teams:  The Netherlands, Italy, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Spain, France, South Africa and Botswana.

The six European teams are those that finished in the top six places at the European Women’s Championship played at the beginning of July in the Czech Republic and Poland, where the teams finished in this order: Italy, The Netherlands, GB, the Czech Republic, Spain and France.

After a draw held on 10 July at the WBSC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, the eight teams were placed in two four-team pools, with pool games scheduled from 23-25 July.  The top two teams from each pool will go forward to a Super Round on 26-27 July, and the tournament winner will gain a berth in the Olympic softball competition in Tokyo next summer.

GB’s pool opponents will be South Africa, Spain and the Netherlands, while Italy, the Czech Republic, France and Botswana will make up the other group.

The full game schedule, as well as all tournament information, including rosters, stats and standings of the WBSC Softball Europe/Africa Qualifier, is available on the official tournament microsite.  


In Europe, the WBSC has awarded ?eská televize and SKY Italia exclusive broadcasting rights in their countries to air the games featuring Czech Republic and Italy respectively, while fans in Spain will be able to watch all the contests through La Liga Sports

The event will also be available through the Olympic Channel (https://www.olympicchannel.com/) while fans from the rest of Europe will also be able to watch the games at www.baseballsoftball.tv.  

In the rest of the world, all 16 games of the tournament will be available through the official WBSC OTT platform (https://gametime.sport/) and exclusive broadcast rights in Canada and the US have been awarded to Flo Sports.   


For information about tickets for the Europe/Africa Olympic Qualifier, go to: softball-qualifier.nl/en/tournament-tickets/.

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