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Today is World Softball Day and the WBSC Men's Softball World Championship is opening!

June 13, 2019

Prague, CZ - - Today is World Softball Day and the WBSC Men's Softball World Championship is opening!  



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 13 JUNE 2019

 
 
Today is World Softball Day and the WBSC Men's Softball World Championship is opening!   
   
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Men's Softball World Championship officially opens today, on World Softball Day, marking the first time the top men's softball competition is being played in Europe.
 
In the opening game, host Czech Republic will face New Zealand, the top-ranked softball nation and reigning world champions.
 
New Zealand v Czech Republic - WBSC Men's Softball World Championship 2019
How to Follow
 
All 72 games of the WBSC Men's Softball World Championship will be live-streamed at www.youtube.com/wbsc (subject to geo-blocking restrictions).
 
Česká televize and New Zealand's Sky TV will exclusively showcase games featuring their country's National Teams.
 
For the first time ever, a selection of world championship softball games will be streamed by the Olympic Channel.
 
In the United States and Canada, viewers can watch exclusively through FloSports.
 
Fans in Europe will be able to watch every game of the tournament at www.baseballsoftball.tv.
 
Selected games will be also available at the WBSC Official Facebook page
 
Twitter-owned SnappyTV will be integrated to amplify the social media buzz around the event with instant replays, GIFs and highlights from the games, marking the first time SnappyTV is used for a Softball World Championship.
 
"The first-ever Men's Softball World Championship in Europe will be the most followed edition ever, and this is a great way to honour World Softball Day and our global sport," said WBSC Softball Chairman, Tommy Velazquez.   
 
 
 
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Contactmedia@wbsc.org.
About the World Baseball Softball Confederation 
Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland -- the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has 208 National Federation and Associate Members in 135 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually. 
 
The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Premier12, World Baseball Classic, Baseball World Cups, Softball World Cups and Softball World Championships, as well as baseball and softball events at the Olympic Games.

For more information, visit www.wbsc.org, which is available six languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.
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