Reporter Kwon Hyeok-joon = Does it guarantee the ‘advantage’ of hosting the game at home? The schedule of the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be held in March, has been organized in favor of Japan.
According to the 5th WBC matchup published on the WBC official website on the 23rd, if you advance to the second round by placing 1st or 2nd in Group B of the final round, the 1st and 2nd places in Group A and The match will be held at the Tokyo Dome.
Group B consisted of Korea, Japan, Australia, the Czech Republic and China. Korea and Japan are the most likely groups to compete for 1st and 2nd place.
The basic matchup is that the 2nd place in Group A and the 1st place in Group B will play on March 15th at 7:00 PM, and the 1st place in Group A and the 2nd place in Group B will face each other on March 16th at 7:00 PM.
However, there is one comment here. The clue is that if Japan advances to the second round, the second round will be held on March 16 regardless of the ranking.
This seems to have taken into consideration the game schedule of the home team, Japan. Japan’s final Group B match against Australia will be held on March 12 at 7:00 PM. If you nail the schedule for the second round on March 16, you can rest one more day. 토토사이트
On the other hand, in Korea, the rest days were reduced according to this proviso.
Korea’s match against China at 7:00 pm on March 13 is the last game of the first round, and if it goes according to schedule, the second round will be played on March 15 regardless of the ranking. Rest is only one day.
Considering that the rest of the main pitchers is more important as they move up the final round, this clue is a kind of ‘home advantage’.
Group A (Cuba, Netherlands, Taiwan, Panama, Italy), which will play the first round in Taichung, Taiwan, will also change the schedule for the second round according to Japan’s ranking. If Japan finishes 1st in Group B, the 2nd place in Group A will receive more rest days.
The same clue is attached to the schedule for the second round in Miami, USA. If the home team USA goes to the second round, it will take one more day off regardless of the standings.
However, in the case of the United States, since the final match of Group C is played, the rest day after the first round is two days less than Japan.
Meanwhile, Korea will play the second round on March 15, regardless of the first round ranking, and if they win, they will play the semifinal match against the winner of the ‘Quarterfinal Match 3’ on March 20th. Since the US played the ‘Quarterfinal Game 4’ regardless of ranking, Korea did not meet the US in the semifinals.