"Io Sono Friuli Venezia Giulia": WBSC Women's Softball World Cup Finals promo video released

"Io Sono Friuli Venezia Giulia": WBSC Women's Softball World Cup Finals promo video released
10/02/2024
The WBSC Women’s Softball World Cup Finals will take place in Castions di Strada in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy from 15 to 21 July later this year.

The XVII WBSC Women's Softball World Cup Finals local organising committee released a promo video, with stunning images from Friuli Venezia Giulia region and a welcome message from Massimiliano Fedriga, Friuli Giulia Venezia region president. The video premiered at the WBSC Europe Congress in Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain on Saturday.

After hosting Group C last year (along with Buttrio), the Stadio Comunale in Castions di Strada will stage the WBSC Women's Softball World Cup Finals from 15 to 21 July, with four games scheduled each day. Tickets are on sale here.

"It is in this beautiful and hospitable land that the Women's Softball World Cup will take place," Fedriga said. "We are ready to welcome all those who will join our excitement on and off the diamond.

"May this championship not only crown champions on the field, but also strengthen the bonds that unite us across borders and cultures," the Friuli Giulia Venezia region president added.

After the Group Stage in 2023, the eight FInals' teams have been divided into two groups. Group A includes world No. 1 USA, No. 5 Canada, host No. 6 Italy, and No. 15 China. Group B features No. 2 Japan, No. 3 Puerto Rico, No. 8 Netherlands, and No. 10 Australia. You can see the schedule here.

The XVII WBSC Women's Softball World Cup marks the first time that Italy host a Softball World Cup. It's also the second time the Women's Softball World Cup visits Europe, after the Netherlands organised the biggest women's softball event in the world in 2014. Last year, Ireland and Spain joined Italy as hosts of the Group Stage.