Reporter Jang Hyeon-gu = If Korean baseball passes the quarterfinals in the 5th World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in March, the semifinals will be played on March 20th in Korean time.
Nikkan Sports, a Japanese sports magazine, reported in an online article on the 23rd that the WBC Organizing Committee updated its website on the same day, and the opponent became clear after the semifinals of the Japanese national team.
When I looked at the actual homepage, the WBC Organizing Committee put two annotations on the graphics of the main draw.
One of them is that ‘If Japan advances to the second round (quarterfinals), whether it is first or second place in Group B, the quarterfinals ‘#2’ will be played.
The WBC organizing committee assigned the order of the four matches in the quarterfinals.
1st and 2nd places in Group A competing in Taiwan, Taiwan, Cuba, Panama, Italy, and the Netherlands, and 1st and 2nd places in Group B from Korea, Japan, Australia, China, and the Czech Republic competing in Japan, each in the quarterfinals. given twice.
Then, the 1st and 2nd places in Group C, where the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, and the United Kingdom face each other, and the 1st and 2nd places in Group D, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Israel, and Nicaragua, play 3 times and 4 times, respectively, in another quarterfinal match. put on
The semi-final matches are compressed into quarterfinal matches 1-3 (March 20) and 2-4 (March 21).
According to the information announced by the WBC Organizing Committee on its website, if Japan advances to the quarterfinals regardless of the group stage performance in the first round of the finals, it will unconditionally play two quarterfinal matches against the countries in Group A on March 16th.
If the Japanese baseball team takes 1st place in Group B, they will compete for 2nd place in Group A and the semifinals on March 16 at Tokyo Dome, Japan, as originally scheduled. 바카라
If you place 2nd in Group B, originally, you will have a match against the 1st place in Group A on March 15th in the quarterfinals, but according to the changed clause, you will face off against the 1st place in Group A on March 16th.
Along with Japan, the schedule for Korea, which is considered to be a country with a strong chance of advancing to the quarterfinals in Group B, was also virtually confirmed according to the WBC Organizing Committee’s policy.
Whether it beats Japan to take first place in Group B or finishes second after Japan, Korea will have to play Group A on March 15th in the quarterfinals.
If Korea advances to the semi-finals, as the winner of the first match of the quarterfinals, it will challenge the winner of the third match of the quarterfinals, the second place in Group C and the first place in Group D, on March 20.
Japan will meet in the semifinals with the winner of the 4th match of the quarterfinals, the 1st place in Group C and the 2nd place in Group D.
The United States, the champion of the previous tournament, will be ranked first in Group C, and the Dominican Republic will be mentioned as a strong candidate for Group D.
The winners of the semi-finals will play the long-awaited final on March 22nd.
An official from the KBO Secretariat explained, “It seems that the WBC Organizing Committee has confirmed some matches to sell tickets as the box office heat is rising, such as tickets for the WBC finals already being sold out.”