WBSC Europe reveals its 2022 international baseball calendar

WBSC Europe reveals its 2022 international baseball calendar
Austria will host the U-12 European Baseball Championship. The Czech Republic will be home to the U-18 championship and France to the Women's. The tournaments will qualify for the 2023 WBSC World Cups.

WBSC Europe has announced its 2022 international baseball calendar, including three qualifiers to WBSC Baseball World Cups.

Vienna, Austria, will host the U-12 European Baseball Championship from 5 to 10 July. The eight participants will split into two groups. The defending champions Italy, Netherlands, Hungary and Belgium will compete in group A. Group B features the Czech Republic, Germany, France and Austria.

The winner and the runner-up in Vienna will advance to the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup 2023. The Czech Republic and Italy will represent Europe at this year's VI WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup, scheduled from 29 July to 7 August in Tainan, Taiwan.

The Czech Republic will host the U-18 European Championship from 14 to 21 August. Ten of the 12 participants have already qualified. Defending champion Netherlands, Spain, France, Austria and Lithuania, will compete in group A. Group B includes Italy, Germany, the Czech Republic, Israel, Ireland. The other two participants will have to qualify through the tournaments scheduled from 4 to 10 July in Sweden (the winner will play in group A) and Slovakia (the winner will join group B.

The U-18 European champion and the runner-up will qualify for the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup 2023. Italy and the Netherlands will represent Europe in the XXX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, scheduled from 9 to 18 September 2022 in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida, USA.

France will host the Women's European Baseball Championship from 1 to 6 August in Montpellier. The other participants are Poland, Czech Republic, Netherlands and Great Britain.

The WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup will inaugurate a new format. The European Championship serves as a qualifier to the group stage, scheduled for 2023. The finals of the IX Women's World Cup are scheduled for 2024.

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