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World Baseball Classic bracket 2023: Full schedule, times, TV channels for every WBC game

The World Baseball Classic is back after last being played in 2017. This year’s event will begin with four pools of five teams each vying for the championship. 

The United States is the defending champion and one of the favorites to win this year’s tournament. Its roster is headlined by Mike Trout and Mookie Betts. But the Americans will have have their work cut out for them.

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Japan and the Dominican Republic are the other favorites. Japan is fielding a large contingent of NPB talent alongside Shohei Ohtani and Yu Darvish, while the Dominicans boast a veritable all-star team.

In one of several scheduling changes from years past, pool play will conclude March 15 in North America, on the same day as the first quarterfinal matchup in Asia.

Here’s what you need to know for this year’s World Baseball Classic, including the bracket and schedule.

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World Baseball Classic 2023 bracket

The 2023 World Baseball Classic doesn’t have a traditional “bracket” format. Rather, it will use round-robin play, with teams in each pool advancing to the quarterfinals. The top two finishers in Pools A and B will play in the Tokyo Dome, while the first two finishers in Pools C and D will play at LoanDepot Park in Miami.

The semifinals and final will be played in LoanDepot Park.

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World Baseball Classic 2023 schedule 

The World Baseball Classic will start March 8 in Chinese Taipei (March 7 in the United States) with with Pool A play. The games in every round will air on the Fox family of networks. (All times listed are Eastern in the United States.)

Pool A (Chinese Taipei)

Date Time Matchup TV
March 7 11 p.m. Cuba vs. Netherlands FS1
March 8 6 a.m. Panama vs. Chinese Taipei FS2
March 8 11 p.m.  Panama vs. Netherlands FS2
March 9 6 a.m. Italy vs. Cuba Tubi
March 9 11:30 p.m. Cuba vs. Panama FS1
March 10 6 a.m. Italy vs. Chinese Taipei Tubi
March 10 11 p.m. Panama vs. Italy FS1
March 11 6 a.m. Netherlands vs. Chinese Taipei FS2
March 11 11 p.m. Chinese Taipei vs. Cuba FS2
March 12 7 a.m. Netherlands vs. Italy FS2

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Pool B (Tokyo)

Date Time Matchup TV
March 8 10 p.m. Australia vs. South Korea FS1
March 9 5 a.m. China vs. Japan FS2
March 9 10 p.m. Czech Republic vs. China Tubi
March 10 5 a.m. Korea vs. Japan FS2
March 10 10 p.m. China vs. Australia FS2
March 11 5 a.m. Czech Republic vs. Japan FS1
March 11 10 p.m. Czech Republic vs. Korea FS1
March 12 6 a.m. Japan vs. Australia FS1
March 12 11 p.m. Australia vs. Czech Republic FS2
March 13 6 a.m. Korea vs. China FS2

Pool C (Phoenix)

Date Time Matchup TV
March 11 2:30 p.m. Colombia vs. Mexico Fox
March 11 10 p.m. Great Britain vs. USA Fox
March 12 3 p.m. Great Britain vs. Canada FS1
March 12 10 p.m. Mexico vs. USA FS1
March 13 3 p.m. Colombia vs. Great Britain FS2
March 13 10 p.m. Canada vs. USA FS1
March 14 3 p.m. Canada vs. Colombia FS2
March 14 10 p.m. Great Britain vs. Mexico FS1
March 15 3 p.m. Mexico vs. Canada FS2
March 15 10 p.m. USA vs. Colombia FS1

Pool D (Miami)

Date Time Matchup TV
March 11 Noon Nicaragua vs. Puerto Rico FS2
March 11 7 p.m. Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela FS1
March 12 Noon Nicaragua vs. Israel FS2
March 12 7 p.m. Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico FS1
March 13 Noon Dominican Republic vs. Nicaragua FS2
March 13 7 p.m. Israel vs. Puerto Rico FS1
March 14 Noon Nicaragua vs. Venezuela FS2
March 14 7 p.m. Israel vs. Dominican Republic FS2
March 15 Noon Venezuela vs. Israel FS2
March 15 7 p.m. Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic FS2


Date Time Venue Matchup TV
March 15 6 a.m. Tokyo  Pool B runner-up vs. Pool A winner FS2
March 16 6 a.m. Tokyo  Pool A runner-up vs. Pool B winner FS2
March 17 7 p.m. Miami Pool C runner-up vs. Pool D winner FS1
March 18 7 p.m. Miami Pool D runner-up vs. Pool C winner Fox


Date Time Venue Matchup TV
March 19 7 p.m. Miami Quarterfinal 1 winner vs. Quarterfinal 3 winner FS1
March 20 7 p.m. Miami Quarterfinal 2 winner vs. Quarterfinal 4 winner FS1


Date Time Venue Matchup TV
March 21 7 p.m. Miami Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner FS1

What channel is the World Baseball Classic on? 

  • TV channels: Fox, FS1, FS2, Tubi
  • Live stream:, Fox Sports app, fuboTV

The 2023 World Baseball Classic will be broadcast in the U.S. by the Fox family of networks, with games airing on Fox, FS1 and FS2. 

Games can be streamed on and the Fox Sports app with a cable subscription, and fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

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