2016 Women's Softball World Championship Preview

The biennial Women's Softball World Championship will bring together a record 31 national teams from all five regions to Surrey, Canada from 15-24 July.

The biennial Women's Softball World Championship will bring together a record 31 national teams from all five regions to Surrey, Canada from 15-24 July. This represents the largest global footprint in the event's history, with eleven nations will be making their women's world championship debuts.

The African nations of Kenya and Uganda will be making their debuts at the Women's Softball World Championship in Surrey.

Ten nations from the Americas region will be represented at the 15th edition of the flagship women's softball event in Surrey, Canada. Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru will be making their debuts at the Women's Softball World Championship in Surrey, while Canada and Venezuela include Olympians to their roster. Nine-time World Champions -- USA -- is always looked at as a contender for Gold.

Six nations from the Asian region will be represented at the 15th edition of the flagship women's softball event in Surrey, Canada. India and Pakistan will be making their debuts at the Women's Softball World Championship in Surrey, while two-time defending World Champions Japan join China, Chinese Taipei, and the Philippines as previous medal winners.

Europe is represented by the largest number of national teams at a softball world championship, with 11 number of countries. Ireland, Israel, Serbia, and Switzerland are making their women's world championship debut. Austria, France, and Greece are making their second appearance, while Czech Republic, Great Britain, Italy, and the Netherlands have been on the world stage frequently.

The Oceania representatives -- Australia and New Zealand -- have both won the world championship once.

All 124 games will be web-streamed to represent the most games ever streamed for a global softball event. All games will be streamed live and available on a subscription basis for a one-time fee of $US 19.95 via worldsoftball.tv.

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