which has maintained its strongest position in Amaya for decades, is in danger of being eliminated from the group stage. The ambush Netherlands, upgraded to a luxurious member, is close to advancing to the quarterfinals with two consecutive victories.
WBC Group A is chaotic.
Italy, led by coach Mike Piazza, won 6-3 after 스포츠토토 10 matches against Cuba in the first round of the final round held at the Intercontinental Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan on the 9th (Korean time). Italy got off to a fresh start, but Cuba was on fire. After losing to the Netherlands the previous day, it was also caught by Italy. Host nation Taiwan also lost to Panama on the first day.
Initially, in Group A, while Taiwan and Cuba were expected to advance to the quarterfinals, the Netherlands, which has strengthened its power, was cited as a variable. However, now the Netherlands and Italy have taken the lead, and Taiwan, Panama, and Cuba have changed to a desperate situation. It became a group of death comparable to Group D (Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Israel).
Korea in Group B expected that they would not meet Cuba or Taiwan if they went to the quarterfinals as the second place in the group, but they fell into a situation where they could not guarantee that they would advance to the quarterfinals.
Even if Cuba, which has lost two consecutive matches, wins both Taiwan and Panama, it will have to watch the performance of other teams.
The Netherlands won 3-1 against Panama on the 9th with two home runs by Zander Bogatz (San Diego) and Jurickson Profar (FA), and won two consecutive victories.
The Netherlands, which is evaluated as a strong hitter, has formidable hitters such as Profar, Bogatz, Gregorius, Valentin, and Bernardina. Even if they advance to the quarterfinals, there is nothing strange about their strength.
The Netherlands has a history of reaching the semifinals at the 2013 WBC and 2017 WBC. Unfortunately, in both tournaments, Korea was defeated by the Netherlands 0-5, and both were eliminated in the first round.