World Baseball Classic 2023 Final: Timings, Live Stream and Where to Watch Team USA and Team Japan’s Epic Showdown

Published 03/21/2023, 4:25 PM EDT

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The 2023 edition of the World Baseball Classic is almost over. Rooting for different nations has never been this fun. Things have almost reached a boiling point as two teams proceed to the finals. It will be Japan vs. the USA in what is sure to be an epic showdown. It’s the match-up fans have been waiting for since the beginning of the tournament.

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The American team is a strong contender to snatch the victory. But then again, Japan has reached the finals undefeated. They haven’t lost a single game this year, and many expect the finals will be the same. The match-up is all well and good, but one of the things fans are most excited to see is Shohei Ohtani vs. Mike Trout. Teammates against teammates, and they’re not the only ones.

Where and when to watch the World Baseball Classic finale showdown?

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March 21st could be the third time Japan takes home the winner’s trophy for the WBC. The Asian team is already ahead of other nations in its multiple wins but a hat-trick would be truly historic. On the other hand, the USA has won once before and if they defeat Japan tonight, they could join them in their double wins.

The game takes place at 7 PM ET on March 21st and can be streamed live on FOX Sports 1 and the FOX Sports App. MLB.com has a detailed list of options if you live outside America.

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While Trea Turner has won over the crowd because of his amazing quarterfinal grand slam, Munetaka Murakami is equally worthy of attention. If there’s one thing for sure, it’s that this one’s going to be a nail-biter!

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What are the players thinking ahead of the game?

If fans are this excited, one can only imagine what the rosters on both teams must be going through. “I think it’s good that Japan versus the U.S. is going to be in the finals. And personally, I’ve got some friends and got some teammates over there too, so it’s even more special and more exciting,” Japan’s Lars Nootbaar told MLB.com.

USA outfielder Kyle Schwarber was apparently thinking along the same lines. “You obviously come for the experience and you come to play with this team. This group, it’s an exciting group. But you don’t come here just for that — you come to win,” he said.

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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Having earned an English literature degree from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, Arunima has always been interested in writing. She's a fan of archery and was the captain of her college team for two years running. She's an avid reader who also loves photography and travel, and you can find her talking constantly about books and anime on her Instagram!
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