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WBSC announces free live-streaming for all 2016 Junior Men’s Softball World Championship Games

posted Jul 25, 2016, 2:03 AM by Unknown user

WBSC announces free live-streaming for all 2016 Junior Men’s Softball World Championship Games

MIDLAND, MI (USA) — The WBSC has announced today that all 52 games of the 2016 WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championship will be live streamed and available for free through 2016JMWC.com. Fans from around the globe will get a chance to watch the best 19-Under Junior Men’s National Teams compete at the highest international stage. The 13-nation event will take place in Midland, Michigan, USA from 24-30 July at Emerson Park, home of historic Currie Stadium.

The international youth softball flagship event will begin with a 36-game round-robin, followed by 10 playoff games (double page playoff system). Six placement games will also be staged to determine the final standings.

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All 13 nations will be in action on opening day, with world-ranked No. 7 United States and the African nation of Botswana officially starting off the world championship tournament on 24 July 24 at 9:30 a.m. (local time).

Opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the main competition field, which will be followed by host USA facing off against the two-time defending champions, Argentina.

The Gold Medal World Championship final will be contested at Currie Stadium at 7:00 p.m. on 30 July, while the Bronze Medal match will be staged at 1:30 p.m.

The 13 National Teams competing have been delegated to their respective pools and will begin the World Championship tournament with a single round-robin. The top four teams from each pool will then advance into a double-page playoff system.

Pool A: Argentina, Australia, United States, Czech Republic, Denmark, Botswana, and Venezuela

Pool B: New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, Canada, South Africa, and Israel

Competing on home soil, USA hopes to make gains on their fifth place finishes in 2012 and 2014.

Argentina will head to Midland as the two-time defending world champions, winning gold medals in Parana, Argentina in 2012 and Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada in 2014.

Currently ranked No.1 in the world for Men, New Zealand captured the silver medal in 2014.

Asia powerhouse Japan claimed the silver medal in Parana and the bronze medal in Whitehorse.