The 27th WBCS U18 Baseball World Cup will take place in Japan this year. The Japan High School Baseball Federation and the Baseball Federation of Japan held an organizing committee meeting in Osaka on February 27.
The tournament will take between August 28 and September 6. Teams from Japan, the United States, Cuba, Taiwan, Canada, Korea, Italy, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, and South Africa will be participating in the tournament. Four stadiums will be used: Koshien Stadium, Toyonaka Rose Stadium, Nanko Chuo Baseball Stadium, and Maishima Baseball Stadium. The Finals games will be played at Koshien Stadium.
The Global Baseball Match's All Euro team is scheduled to arrive in Japan by March 4. They will hold practices at various locations in the city over three days beginning on March 5. They are slated to play a practice game against the Ni-gun Yomiuri Giants at Giants Stadium on March 8. The games will start at 1:00pm. Admission will be free. The game will be canceled if it is raining.
The Samurai Japan team will meet on March 8.