The World Baseball Classic (WBC) is an international baseball tournament organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation (IBAF). The tournament features national teams from around the world and is held every four years.
The schedule for the World Baseball Classic varies depending on the year and the location of the tournament. The most recent World Baseball Classic was held in 2017, and the next tournament is scheduled for 2023. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was postponed from its original 2021 schedule.
Typically, the tournament consists of four rounds: the first round, the second round, the semifinals, and the championship game. The first round is a round-robin format, with teams competing in groups of four. The top two teams from each group advance to the second round, which also features a round-robin format. The top two teams from each group in the second round then advance to the semifinals, which are held in a single-elimination format. The two winners of the semifinals then play in the championship game to determine the winner of the World Baseball Classic.
The specific dates and locations for the World Baseball Classic schedule are usually announced closer to the tournament dates. Fans can visit the WBSC’s official website for the latest news and updates on the tournament schedule.