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LIMA, Peru – The official game schedule for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup has been released. Held December 6-12 in Lima, Peru, nine participating countries will take part in a total of 38 games.

World No. 2 USA, No. 4 Mexico, No. 5 Puerto Rico, No. 6 Chinese Taipei, No. 10 Netherlands, No. 13 Czech Republic, No. 26 South Africa, No. 30 Peru (host) and No. 40 Colombia will play a 36-game single round-robin from December 6-11. The top two teams in the standings after the round-robin will advance to the World Championship final, scheduled for Sunday, 12 December, at 4 p.m. (all times local). The third and fourth placed teams will face off for bronze.

“The WBSC U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup marks the return of the Softball World Cups, almost two years after our last event was played," said WBSC Softball Chairman Tommy Velazquez. "This is also the first international softball event since the sport’s great success at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. I want to congratulate and express my gratitude to all the participating teams for their determination and excitement to be back on the field. I also want to to recognise our excellent hosts, the Peruvian Softball Federation and the Peruvian Sports Institute. Their commitment and careful planning have allowed us to stage this global softball celebration."

The first pitch of the tournament is scheduled for Monday, 6 December, at 10 a.m., with Chinese Taipei taking on Colombia in Game 1. The Opening Ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m., prior to host Peru making their debut in the tournament against the Netherlands.

-- Courtesy of World Baseball Softball Federation

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