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The World Baseball Softball Confederation Europe announced group play assignments for Eurobaseball 2023, the 37th European Baseball Championship that will be held in the Czech Republic from September 24 to Oct. 1, 2023.

Group play will be held in the cities of Prague, Brno, Trebic, and Ostrava. The top two teams in each group will advance to the elimination games.

The Netherlands are the defending champions and the team with the highest world ranking in the championship. They defeated Israel 9-4 to capture their 24th European Championship in 2021.

Teams (world ranking in parentheses) are assigned to the group play sites as follows:

Group A, Ostrava: Czech Republic (14), Spain (19), Austria (30), Greece (34)

Group B, Trebic: Italy (17), Great Britain (23), Sweden (40), Hungary (52)

Group C, Brno: Netherlands (8), France(22), Ukraine(29), Croatia (32)

Group D, Prague: Germany (18), Israel (20), Belgium (24), Switzerland (49)

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