WBSC Softball World Cups new format

1. Overview

All WBSC Softball World Cups shift to a four year cycle:

* Italics denote a change to the numbers of teams

2. Single-Stage World Cups (8 Teams)

U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup

2.1 New 4-year cycle

2.2.Participating Teams & Continental Quota

8 participating teams as follows:

*Wild Card designation criteria:

2.2.1 Competition format

- Two (2) groups of four (4) teams in a single location;
- Competition format remains the same as before:

3. Single-Stage World Cups (12 Teams)

U-15 Women’s Softball World Cup (1st Edition)
U-18 Men’s Softball World Cup
U-23 Men’s Softball World Cup (1st Edition)

3.1 New 4-year cycle

3.2 Participating Teams & Continental Quota

Twelve (12) participating Teams as follows:

*Wild Card designation criteria:

3.2.1 Competition format

- Two (2) groups of six (6) teams in a single location;
- Competition format remains the same as before:

3.3 Calendar Changes in Single-Stage Formats.

U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup
U-15 Women's Softball World Cup
U-18 Men's Softball World Cup
U-23 Men´s Softball World Cup

4. Two-Stage World Cups (18 Teams)

U-18 Women’s Softball World Cup
Women’s Softball World Cup
Men’s Softball World Cup

4.1 New 4-year cycle

4.2 World Cup - Group Stage, Participating Teams & Continental Quota

Eighteen (18) participating Teams as follows:

4.2.1 Competition Format for Group Stage

*Wild Card designation criteria for GROUP STAGE:

4.2.2 Qualification process to World Cup Finals

*Wild Card criteria for FINALS as follows:

4.3 World Cup Finals competition format

Eight (8) teams participating:

4.4 Calendar Changes for Two-Stage Formats

Women´s Softball World Cup:

U-18 Women´s Softball World Cup:

Men´s Softball World Cup: