WBSC to hold Live Draw of the Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifier

WBSC to hold Live Draw of the Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifier

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) will conduct live draws on Wednesday, 10 July (6:00pm AEST), to determine the groups and schedule of the WBSC Softball Europe/Africa Qualifier and the WBSC Softball Asia/Oceania Qualifier, Qualification Events for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020.

Fans worldwide can watch the live-stream of the draws on the official WBSC YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/wbsc.

The WBSC Softball Asia/Oceania Qualifier will be held in Shanghai, China, from 24-28 September.

World No. 6 Chinese Taipei, No. 7 Australia, No. 8 China, No. 11 New Zealand, No. 13 Philippines, No. 23 Korea, No. 37 Indonesia and No. 42 Hong Kong will battle for a spot in the Olympic Games. Host team China and the top-ranked team from Asia, Chinese Taipei, will be seeded as A1 and B1 respectively.

The four remaining Asian nations will be split into the two groups (A2, A3, B2 and B3), while a draw will determine which nation will be A4 or B4 between Australia and New Zealand.

The winners of the WBSC qualifiers will advance to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The draw will take place at 6:00pm AEST.