World Baseball Classic 2023 , Pools, Schedule, Venues, Broadcast

World Baseball Classic 2023

2023 world Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic 2023 is an international professional baseball tournament. Which is going to be held from Wed, 8 Mar, 2023  to Tue, 21 Mar, 2023. The WBC is committed to showcase the top talents in the world.

The World Baseball Classic is officially organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation. It is the major international tournament of this sport. It attracts the top national teams from around the world. 

This World Baseball Classic 2023 will be the sixth edition of the World Baseball Classic which is going to be held in four places Taicung (Taiwan), Tokyo(Japan), Phoenix (United States), and Miami(United States). 

This will be the first time in the tournament where 20 teams are going to participate. 16 countries participated in the last 2017 world Baseball classic. Where USA Clinched the title, Puerto Rico stood second, Japan stood third and forth position won by Netherlands.

Japan won the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic title  Dominican Republic won the 2013 title and The United States won the 2017 WBC by beating Puerto Rico.

The 16 countries who have participated in the 2017 World Baseball Classic will have an automatic berth in the 2023 WBC. And four more countries viz. Czech Republic, Great Britain, Nicaragua and Panama are going to enter. Which makes a total of 20 teams. 

Czech Republic, Great Britain and Nicaragua are the debutantes and Panama is going to participate after a gap of two World Baseball Classic. They emerged from the two qualifier tournaments of six teams each.

The qualifying round was held from 16 September 2022 to 5 October 2022 in Regensburg, Germany at Armin-Wolf-Arena and Panamá City, Panama at Estadio Rod Carew where 12 teams participated in total. 

This qualifying round consisted of two tournaments where six teams participated in each. Winners and runners-up of each tournament qualified for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Great Britain (23rd Rank) was clear winner and Check Republic (14th Rank) was runners-up in the first qualifier tournament whereas Panama (13th Rank) was winner and Nicaragua (15th Rank) was runners-up in the second qualifier tournament.

The previous World Baseball Classic 16 teams are Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States, and Venezuela. 

The World Baseball Classic tournament is held every four years. Last WBC was held in the year 2017 after that next WBC was supposed to be held in the year 2021, but due to Covid 19 pandemic it was postponed to 2023. Dates, venues, and pools for the 2023 WBC tournament were already announced in July by World Baseball Classic 2023.

All 20 teams of the World Baseball Classic 2023 Tournament has been divided into four pools of five teams. Within these pools, all five teams will play a round-robin tournament. Top two teams with maximum points in each pool advancing to the knockout round of eight.

Pool matches will be held from 8th to 15th March, then two quarter finals will be held from 15th to 18th March, semifinals will be held from 19th to 20th March and finally final match will be held on March 21st, 2023.

Next 2023 World Baseball Classic roster is going to be star-laden which include Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt, Bryce Harper, Pete Alonso and many more.

World Baseball Classic 2023 Pools

Pool A

  • Dates: March 8th to 13th March
  • Location: Taichung, Taiwan


  • Chinese Taipei 🇹🇼
  • Cuba 🇨🇺
  • Italy 🇮🇹
  • Netherlands 🇪🇬
  • Panama 🇵🇦

Pool B

  • Dates: March 9th to 13th March
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan


  • Australia 🇦🇺
  • China 🇨🇳
  • Japan 🇯🇵
  • Korea 🇰🇷
  • Check Republic 🇵🇭

Pool C

  • Date: March 11th to 15th 
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field


  • Canada 🇨🇦
  • Columbia 🇨🇴
  • Mexico 🇮🇹
  • USA 🇺🇸
  • Great Britain 🇬🇧

Pool D

  • Date: March 11th to 15th
  • Location: Miami, Florida-Marlins’ loanDepot Park.


  • Dominican Republic 🇩🇴
  • Israel 🇮🇱
  • Porto Rico 🇵🇷
  • Venezuela 🇻🇪
  • Nicaragua 🇭🇳

World Baseball Classic 2023 Schedule

Pool A and Pool B Schedule is not announced so far. We will update it as soon as possible.

Pool C Schedule

Venue: Phoenix (Chase Field)

Saturday, March 11 Colombia vs. Mexico
Saturday, March 11 Great Britain vs. United States   
Sunday, March 12 Great Britain vs. Canada   
Sunday, March 12 Mexico vs. United States   
Monday, March 13 Colombia vs. Great Britain
Monday, March 13 Canada vs. United States
Tuesday, March 14 Canada vs. Colombia
Tuesday, March 14 Great Britain vs. Mexico
Wednesday, March 15 Mexico vs. Canada
Wednesday, March 15 United States vs. Colombia   

Pool D Schedule

Venue: Miami (loanDepot Park)

Saturday, March 11 Nicaragua vs. Puerto Rico   
Saturday, March 11 Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela   
Sunday, March 12 Nicaragua vs. Israel
Sunday, March 12 Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico
Monday, March 13 Dominican Republic vs. Nicaragua
Monday, March 13 Israel vs. Puerto Rico
Tuesday, March 14 Nicaragua vs. Venezuela
Tuesday, March 14   Israel vs. Dominican Republic 
Wednesday, March 15 Venezuela vs. Israel
Wednesday, March 15 Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic

Second Round (Single Elimination)

Quarter Final 1: Tokyo
Wednesday, March 15:
Pool A Runner-Up
Pool B Winner   

Quarter Final 2: Miami
Thursday, March 16
Pool B Runner-Up
Pool A Winner   

Quarter final 3: LoanDepot Park
Friday, March 17
Pool C Runner-Up
Pool D Winner   

Quarter Final 4:
Saturday, March 18
Pool D Runner-Up
Pool C Winner   
Championship Round

Miami, LoanDepot Park (USA)
Sunday, March 19: Semifinal 1: Q1 Winner vs. Q3 Winner   
Monday, March 20: Semifinal 2: Q2 Winner vs. Q4 Winner   

Miami, LoanDepot Park (USA)
Tuesday, March 21: Final: SF 1 Winner vs. SF 2 Winner

Championship Round

Miami, LoanDepot Park (USA)
Semifinal 1
Sunday, March 19
Q1 Winner vs. Q3 Winner   

Semifinal 2
Monday, March 20
Q2 Winner vs. Q4 Winner   

Miami, LoanDepot Park (USA)
Tuesday, March 21
SF 1 Winner vs. SF 2 Winner

World Baseball Classic 2023 Venues


2023 world Baseball Classic

Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium

  • Address: No. 835, Section 3, Chongde Road, Beitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 406Location: Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Owner: Taichung City Government
  • Surface: Grass
  • Opened: November 9, 2006; 16 years ago
  • Parking Space: Sufficient


2023 world Baseball Classic

Tokyo Dome

  • Location: 3, Koraku 1-chome, Bunkyo, Tokyo, JapanOwner: Tokyo Dome Corporation
  • Surface: FieldTurf (2003–present)
  • Opened: March 17, 1988
  • Architect: Takenaka Corporation, Nikken Sekkei


2023 world Baseball Classic

Chase Field

  • Address: 401 East Jefferson StreetLocation: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Owner: Maricopa County Stadium District
  • Surface: Shaw Sports B1K 
  • Opened: March 31, 1998
  • Architect: Ellerbe Becket, Wyatt/Rhodes, Castillo Company, Cox James


2023 world Baseball Classic

LoanDepot Park, Miami

  • Address: 501 Marlins WayLocation: Miami, Florida
  • Owner: Miami-Dade County
  • Surface: Shaw Sports B1K
  • Opened: March 5, 2012
  • Architect: Populous


Nippon Express Holdings will be the Global Sponsor for the 2023 World Baseball Classic

CTBC Bank will be the title sponsor of the 2023 World Baseball Classic’s first-round Pool A games


Fox Sports and its related networks Fox, FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes, Tubi and the Fox Sports app in the U.S. will broadcast 2023 World Baseball Classic


Most Valuable Player: It is the most significant award for individual performance during the tournament which is awarded after the final match.

All–WBC teams: an all-star team is selected based on their play in the tournament


The winning team of World Baseball Classic will receive a large silver trophy

Final Words

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