The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced the dates for the II WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup

The top U-12 softball players in the world will gather this year from 1-5 December in Taichung/TPE, and compete for the title of world champion in the youth category.

A total of eight mixed-gender teams will be featured at the WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup 2021, with the breakdown by continent as follows:

  • Africa: 1 team
  • Americas: 2 teams
  • Asia: 2 teams
  • Europe: 1 team
  • Oceania: 1 team 
  • Wild card/Host nation: 1 team

All squads must include 14-16 players aged 10 to 12, and each team must include at least four females and four males on the field of play at any one time, with a batting line-up alternating between five female and five male players.

In July 2019, the first-ever WBSC U-12 Mixed Softball World Cup was held in Tainan/TPE. Host Chinese Taipei claimed the world title, while Peru and Czech Republic completed the podium, winning the silver and bronze medals, respectively.
This was the first-ever medal in a WBSC Softball World Cup for a European Team.

/ WBSC pr
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