Team Italy must win Women's European Softball Championship to advance to World Games in Birmingham, Alabama from July 7-17, 2022

Team Italy must win Women's European Softball Championship to advance to World Games in Birmingham, Alabama from July 7-17, 2022
02/05/2021
With National Softball Hall of Famer and legendary University of Arizona head coach up until the time the Azzurre squad departs for the , the Italians have momentum going into the in Friuli Venezia Giulia

With National Softball Hall of Famer and legendary University of Arizona head coach up until the time the Azzurre squad departs for the , the Italians have momentum going into the in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Defending the Euro Championship throne, Team Italy has more at stake than just repeating as the winner of the Women's European Softball Championship advances to the in Birmingham, Alabama from July 7-17, 2022.

Women’s softball will be part of the official program for the third time in World Games history. Top-ranked USA will host the eight-team softball competition at the . The Americans claimed the gold medal at the first two World Games ever in Santa Clara, California (1981) and in London, England (1985). Cuba earned the gold medal when softball was played at the World Games in Cali, Colombia in 2013 as an invitational sport.

Favorite Team USA will be joined at the 2022 World Games by second-ranked Japan, third-ranked Canada, fifth-ranked Mexico, sixth-ranked Chinese Taipei, seventh-ranked China, eighth-ranked Australia, and the winner of the 2021 Women's European Softball Championship. Team Italy will need to rise to the occasion and repeat as the Euro champion in order to compete against the softball powerhouse countries at the World Games in Birmingham, Alabama. Forza #Italia #PerEnrico #RoadtoBHM #TWG2022

by Roberto Angotti