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WBSC U-18 Women's Softball World Cup Rescheduled for December

2 Nov, 2021


The World Baseball Softball Confederation today announced that the inaugural WBSC U-18 Women's Softball World Cup will be played from 5 to 12 December 2021 in Peru.

The 16-team youth softball world championship had been originally scheduled to take place in 2020, prior to it being postponed due to COVID-19.

As a result of the one-year postponement of the tournament, all players who would have been eligible to participate in the 2020 edition will still be able to play in December.

The 16 qualified national teams remain as follows:

  • Africa (1): World No. 26 South Africa
  • Americas (5): No. 2 USA, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Mexico, No. 5 Puerto Rico and No. 30 Peru (host)
  • Asia (3): No. 1 Japan, No. 6 Chinese Taipei and No. 7 China
  • Europe (3): No. 8 Italy, No. 10 Netherlands and No. 13 Czech Republic
  • Oceania (2): No. 9 Australia and No. 16 New Zealand
  • Wild Cards (2): No. 12 Philippines, No. 40 Colombia

The new WBSC U-18 Women's Softball World Cup will replace the U-19 Softball World Cup. The United States are the three-time defending U-19 Women's Softball World Champions.

About the World Baseball Softball Confederation

Headquartered in Pully, Switzerland -- adjacent to Lausanne, the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. The WBSC has 210 National Federation and Associate Members in 138 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually. 

The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Premier12, the World Baseball Classic and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women's), Softball World Cups, (U-12 Mixed, U-15 Women's, U-18 Women's, U-18 Men's, U-23 Men's, Women's and Men's), and official disciplines Baseball5 (Senior and Youth World Cups) and E-Sports as well as Baseball, Softball and Baseball5 events at the Olympic Games.

For more information, visit www.wbsc.org, which is available in six languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.

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