U-15 Baseball World Cup 2018: China awarded Wildcard; 12 Nations confirmed
SWITZERLAND: China became the 12th nation which has been confirmed participation in the youth National Baseball Team to the U-15 Baseball World Cup 2018, to be staged 10-19 August in Panama.
World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) awarded China a wild card entry into the championship. Presently, China is No. 22 in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings and No. 4 in Asia.
National Teams from all 5 Olympic continents: Africa, all the Americas (North-, South-, Central America and the Caribbean), Asia, Europe and Oceania will be competing:
- Africa: No. 26 – South Africa
- Asia: No. 2 – Japan, No. 6 – Chinese Taipei
- Americas: No. 1 – United States, No. 4 – Cuba, No. 12 – Dominican Republic No. 14 – Panama, No. 19 – Brazil
- Europe: No. 9 – Netherlands, No. 21 – Germany
- Oceania: No. 8 – Australia
- Wild Card: No. 22 – China