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WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup: Guam, South Africa complete list of nations in 12-team global event

WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup: Guam, South Africa complete list of nations in 12-team global event
18/05/2022
The youth baseball world championship's sixth edition is scheduled from 29 July to 7 August in Tainan, Taiwan.

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) today announced that the Africa and Oceania Continental Associations have completed the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup qualification process with world No. 26 South Africa confirmed as Africa's representative while No. 38 Guam will serve as Oceania's.

The list of participants in the official 12-team youth world championship this summer in Tainan, Taiwan, features teams and players from across the globe:

  • Africa (1): No. 26 South Africa.
  • Americas (5): No. 4 Mexico, No. 5 USA, No. 6 Venezuela, No. 7 Dominican Republic and No. 13 Panama.
  • Asia (3): No. 1 Japan, defending World Champions No. 2 Chinese Taipei and No. 3 Korea
  • Europe (2): No. 14 Czech Republic and No. 17 Italy
  • Oceania (1): No. 38 Guam

The WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup 2021 is scheduled from 29 July to 7 August 2022 in Tainan. It's the sixth edition of a unique international tournament. The WBSC is the only world governing body that sanctions an official world championship for this age bracket.

The inaugural U-12 Baseball World Cup took place in 2011. The United States (3) and Chinese Taipei (2) are the national teams to have won a U-12 Baseball World Title while Chinese Taipei has earned three silver medals, followed by Cuba and Japan (1).

Five different countries have claimed bronze medals: Venezuela, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico and Cuba.

Taiwan has hosted each edition of the U-12 World Cup: Taipei City (2011, 2013) and (2015, 2017, 2019).

The city of Tainan will host the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup for three more editions: 2023, 2025 and 2027.

The current home of the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup, Tainan Asia-Pacific International Baseball Stadium and Training Centers in Tainan, is a first-of-its-kind facility designed specifically for the U-12 age bracket. It was built at the cost of US$130 million and opened on 30 July 2019.