The French team dominates the WBC Great Britain qualifiers

The French team missed the playoffs of the World Baseball Classic (WBC), an international competition played by MLB professionals. The Blues clearly defeated Great Britain (14:4) on Friday in Regensburg (Germany), which is hosting one of the qualifying tournaments.

After five rounds, the French, coached by Bruce Bochy, the former coach of the three-time World Series winner San Francisco Giants, led only 5-3. But then they fell apart and conceded nine runs in three sets. Great Britain will face Germany in the semi-finals on Saturday, while Spain, which defeated South Africa (5:4), will face the Czech Republic. The winner of Tuesday’s final will qualify for the WBC finals.

France has not lost all hope of securing a second qualification ticket. On Sunday, they will face the loser of the Spain-Czech Republic match (and South Africa against the loser of Germany-Great Britain) in the play-off. The winner of the play-off and the loser of the final will meet on Wednesday. Whoever wins will also go to the World Baseball Classic.

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