Israel's baseball team has secured a place at the Olympic Games for the first time in history after winning the Tokyo 2020 Africa/Europe qualifier in Italy.
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Czech Republic denied Israel the chance to secure a place at Tokyo 2020 with a 7-4 victory at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Africa/Europe qualification event in Italy.
Israel took a giant step towards securing a place at Tokyo 2020, after stunning hosts Italy at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Africa/Europe qualification event.
South Africa's hopes of participating in the baseball competition at Tokyo 2020 suffered a major setback after a convincing defeat to Spain in the Africa/Europe qualification event in Bologna.
The Netherlands made a winning start to the Africa/Europe qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by overcoming the Czech Republic in Parma.
The Netherlands will hope to build on their European Baseball Championship success by winning the crucial Africa/Europe qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Netherlands secured their third consecutive European Baseball Championship title as they eased to a 5-1 victory over Italy in the final in Germany.
Defending champions the Netherlands will take on Italy in the gold-medal match at the European Baseball Championship after both sides came through their semi-finals in Germany.
Italy beat hosts Germany this evening to secure their place in the semi-finals of the European Baseball Championship.
Austria and Croatia claimed wins over Great Britain and Sweden, respectively, in the race for ninth place at the European Baseball Championship in Germany.
Italy made it five wins from five to top Group B as Britain's elimination from the European Baseball Championship was confirmed in Germany.
Israel edged out Britain to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the European Baseball Championship in Germany.
The Netherlands recorded their first victory at the 2019 European Baseball Championship to get their title defence back on track in Germany.
Defending champions The Netherlands fell to a shock defeat against the Czech Republic on day two of the European Baseball Championship in Germany.
Chinese Taipei overcame the United States to win the Under-18 Baseball World Cup in South Korea.