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XXVII U-18 Baseball World Cup 2015 - Official Payoff

World No. 1 Japan, No. 2 USA to meet in finale of WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup

05/09/2015

OSAKA, Japan — World No. 1 Japan and No. 2 United States will play in the world championship finale of the XXVII WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup at historic Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Osaka on Sunday, 6 September at 18:00 (GMT+9).

OSAKA, Japan — World No. 1 Japan and No. 2 United States will play in the world championship finale of the XXVII WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup at historic Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Osaka on Sunday, 6 September at 18:00 (GMT+9).

One day of competition ahead of the close of the Super Round, the Samurai Japan and U.S. U-18 National Teams have climbed atop the baseball world and will finish first and second in the Super Round Standings.

With the U.S. having defeated world No. 8 South Korea in a thrilling come-from-behind victory (7-4) Thursday night, the U.S. possesses the tie-break advantage over South Korea.

While the world Nos. 1-2 are confirmed to be in Sunday’s gold medal finale, the final day of the Super Round on Saturday will determine the nations that will battle for the bronze medal.

Saturday, 5 September

12:00: South Korea vs. Australia at Maishima Stadium

13:00: Japan vs. Cuba at Historic Koshien Stadium

18:00: United States vs. Canada at Historic Koshien Stadium

The bronze medal match will take place at 13:00 on Sunday, 6 September at Hanshin Koshien Stadium.

Free live-streaming of the 2015 U-18 Baseball World Cup will be made available via the WBSC’s two official Ustream channels: WBSC Channel 1 and WBSC Channel 2.

Online viewership, to date, for the Opening and Super Rounds of the 2015 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup has reached over 80 countries and territories.

The 2013 edition of the flagship junior baseball world championship had a potential broadcast reach of 144 million and 20 million online reach.