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XVI Women's Softball World Championship 2018 - Official Payoff

Japan opens Softball World Championship with no-hitter and walk-off home run over Italy

Japan opens Softball World Championship with no-hitter and walk-off home run over Italy
02/08/2018

Japan is off to the start they were looking for in the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship 2018, with a 9-0 victory over Italy to officially kick off the global tournament. A three-run home run by left fielder Saki Yamazaki off Italy reliever Alice Nicolini ended the game in the bottom of the sixth — […]

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Day 1 Photos: Softball World Championship 2018 in Chiba, Japan

Day 1 Photos: Softball World Championship 2018 in Chiba, Japan
02/08/2018

The photo gallery of the first day contains pictures of the opening ceremony and of the first game, played by Japan and Italy at the NASPA Stadium in Chiba

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WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship Chiba 2018 officially opens

WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship Chiba 2018 officially opens
02/08/2018

The Road to Tokyo 2020 has begun. Today the XVI WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship was officially declared open in Chiba, and from now 16 teams from five continents will try to earn the first berth in the Olympic Games.

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Road to Tokyo 2020 begins: WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship set to open Thursday

Road to Tokyo 2020 begins: WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship set to open Thursday
01/08/2018

The premier global softball tournament in the world — the WBSC women’s softball flagship event — is the first of five qualifiers for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. 16 nations are entered into the global competi

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Women’s Softball World Championship: the best pictures of the press conference

Women’s Softball World Championship: the best pictures of the press conference
01/08/2018

Below you find a selection of pictures taken during the press conference and the welcome reception that preceded Day 1 of the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship. Every picture in this gallery is high resolution and can be downloaded for editorial purposes only

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“Japan is the best place to host the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship”

“Japan is the best place to host the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship”
01/08/2018

It’s the common feeling expressed by team representatives during the press conference in Chiba. The tournament opens on Thursday, August 2, with a match between the hosts Japan and Italy

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Chiba 2018 preview: three giants to clash in Group B

Chiba 2018 preview: three giants to clash in Group B
01/08/2018

Japan, Canada and Australia are the main contenders to make the playoffs in this group, but Italy, China, Great Britain, Venezuela and Botswana will defy them trying to clinch a berth in the playoffs.

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Women’s Softball World Championship in Chiba: How to watch online, TV

Women’s Softball World Championship in Chiba: How to watch online, TV
01/08/2018

WBSC broadcast and live stream partners will cover 41 countries in the Spanish speaking Americas , the USA and Canada and 42 countries in Europe. Tokyo TV is the exclusive rights holder in Japan. WBSC YouTube channel will also be availeable

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WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship Preview: Five Top 10 teams to battle in Group A

WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship Preview: Five Top 10 teams to battle in Group A
31/07/2018

The battle in Group A for a place in the playoffs of the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship, the title of World Champion and the first berth at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will start on Friday, 3 August.

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WBSC awards broadcast rights across 80+ territories for 2018 Women’s Softball World Championship/2020 Olympic Qualifier

WBSC awards broadcast rights across 80+ territories for 2018 Women’s Softball World Championship/2020 Olympic Qualifier
30/07/2018

All 73 games of the Women’s Softball World Championship will be live-streamed by WBSC and WBSC’s partners

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