Italy and the Czech Republic joined Britain and host the Netherlands in the super round after winning their final Group B matches at the World Baseball Softball Confederation WBSC Softball Europe/Africa Qualifier in Utrecht today. Fans who want to watch the live-action of Olympic Softball in Olympic 2020 can get Olympic Softball Tickets online.
The Italians beat France 5-1 to make it three wins out of three at Sports Park de Paperclip and finish top of the standings. It was followed by a 12-0 win for the Czechs over Botswana.
Britain and the Netherlands secured their places in the super round yesterday after both made it two victories out of two in Group A. In the match to decide who would finish first in the table and take a win into the super round Britain defeated the Netherlands 5-2.
Elsewhere in Group a Spain overcame South Africa 5-0 in a contest between two teams that had already been eliminated. The super round is due to take place across tomorrow and Saturday, July 27.
All teams will play the two sides of the group they have not been in. Italy joins Britain in carrying over a win having beaten Czech Republic 2-0 yesterday. The winner of that will gain a berth for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. It is hoped this will showcase the region’s recovery to the world following the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.
Peterson comes up big again once more using her wheels, snaring a ball on a full-out dive in right-Centre that no one thought a fielder could reach. According to the vision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe softball will open the Tokyo Summer Games 2020 competition with games in Fukushima.
WBSC President Riccardo Fraccari said. “With one year to go, we are honored that softball will be the first sport played at the Tokyo Summer Games 2020 Olympic Games and this is very exciting for our athletes.”
“We are also proud that baseball and softball is part of President Bach’s vision to use sport and the Olympic Games to bring worldwide attention to the regeneration of Fukushima.”
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