2017 World Baseball Classic Schedule

The schedule for the 2017 World Baseball Classic was unveiled Tuesday, with action set to begin on March 6 in Seoul, South Korea.

Two-time champion Japan begins play the next day against Cuba at the Tokyo Dome. The United States begins play on March 10 in Miami against Colombia. The first round is a round-robin format, with the top two teams at each site advancing to the second round, which will be played at the Tokyo Dome and Petco Park from March 12-16.

The winners and runners-up then advance to the finals at Dodger Stadium from March 20-22.

First Round (Round Robin) Local Eastern
Pool A in Seoul March 6 Israel vs. Korea 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
Israel March 7 Taiwan vs. Israel 12:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. (Mon)
Korea March 7 Korea vs. Netherlands 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
Netherlands March 8 Taiwan vs. Netherlands 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
Taiwan March 9 Israel vs. Netherlands 12:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. (Mon)
March 9 Taiwan vs. Korea 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
March 10 Tiebreaker game (if necessary) 6 p.m. 4 a.m.
Pool B in Tokyo
Australia March 7 Cuba vs. Japan 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
China March 8 China vs. Cuba Noon 10 p.m. (Thu)
Cuba March 8 Australia vs. Japan 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
Japan March 9 Australia vs. China 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
March 10 Australia vs. Cuba Noon 10 p.m. (Thu)
March 10 China vs. Japan 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
March 11 Tiebreaker game (if necessary) 7 p.m. 5 a.m.
Pool C in Miami
Canada March 9 Canada vs. Dominican Republic 6 p.m. 6 p.m.
Colombia March 10 Colombia vs. United States 6 p.m. 6 p.m.
Dominican Republic March 11 Canada vs. Colombia Noon Noon
United States March 11 Dominican Republic vs. United States 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
March 12 Colombia vs. Dominican Republic 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
March 12 Canada vs. United States 7 p.m. 7 p.m.
March 13 Tiebreaker game (if necessary) 6 p.m. 6 p.m.
Pool D in Jalisco
Italy March 9 Italy vs. Mexico 8 p.m. 9 p.m.
Mexico March 10 Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela 8 p.m. 9 p.m.
Puerto Rico March 11 Italy vs.Venezuela 2 p.m. 3 p.m.
Venezuela March 11 Mexico vs. Puerto Rico 8:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
March 12 Italy vs. Puerto Rico 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
March 12 Mexico vs. Venezuela 8 p.m. 10 p.m.
March 13 Tiebreaker game (if necessary) 7 p.m. 9 p.m.
Pool E in Tokyo Second Round (Round Robin)
Pool A Winner March 12 Pool A winner vs. Pool B TBD** Noon 10 p.m. (Sat)
Pool A Runner-Up March 12 Pool A runner-up vs. Pool B TBD* 7 p.m. 6 a.m.
Pool B Winner March 13 Pool A winner vs. Pool A runner-up 7 p.m. 6 a.m.
Pool B Runner-Up March 14 Pool B TBD*  vs. Pool B TBD** 7 p.m. 6 a.m.
March 15 Pool A runner-up vs. Pool B TBD** Noon 11 p.m. (Tue)
March 15 Pool A winner vs. Pool b TBD* 7 p.m. 6 a.m.
March 16 Tiebreaker game (if necessary) 7 p.m. 6 a.m.
TBD* will be Japan if qualifies; If Japan does not qualify TBD** will be Pool B winner and TBD* will be Pool B Runner-up
Pool F in San Diego
Pool C Winner
Pool C Runner-Up March 14 Pool C winner  vs. Pool D winner 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Pool D Winner March 15 Pool C runner-up vs. Pool D runner-up 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Pool D Runner-Up March 16 Pool C winner vs. Pool D runner-up 7 p.m. 10 p.m.
March 17 Pool C runner-up vs. Pool D winner 7 p.m. 10 p.m.
March 18 Pool D winner vs. Pool D runner-up 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
March 18 Pool C winner vs. Pool C runner-up 7 p.m. 10 p.m.
March 19 Tiebreaker game (if necessary) 5 p.m. 8:00 PM
Finals in Los Angeles Championship Round (Single elimination)
Pool E Winner March 20 Semifinal 1: Pool E runner-up vs. Pool F winner 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Pool E Runner-Up March 21 Semifinal 2: Pool E winner vs. Pool F runner-Up 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
Pool F Winner
Pool F Runner-Up March 22 Championship game: semifinal 1 winner vs. semifinal 2 winner 6 p.m. 9 p.m.

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