With Japan beating Mexico 6-5 in last night’s game and Team USA demolishing Cuba 14-2 on Sunday, we will see both teams battle it out tonight in the championship game of the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC). You can watch the WBC Championship Game between USA and Japan at 7 p.m. ET tonight (Tuesday, March 21) on FS1 with a free trial to any of the following services:
- fuboTV – Offers a 1-week free trial
- DIRECTV STREAM – offers a 5-day free trial
- YouTube TV – offers a 1-week free trial
Read on for the full World Baseball Schedule, format, and more options on where you can watch this year’s World Baseball Classic.
The World Baseball Classic takes the 20 teams and devices them into four pools of 5 teams. Each pool plays a round-robin, double-elimination tournament within the Pool. After pool play, the top two teams in each pool advance to, an eight-team, single-elimination bracket to crown the champion. The four pools in this year’s WBC are:
Pool A – Taichung, Taiwan
• Chinese Taipei
Pool B – Tokyo, Japan
• Czech Republic
Pool C – Phoenix, AZ
• United States of America
• Great Britain
Pool D – Miami, FL
• Puerto Rico
• Dominican Republic
Watch Team USA
Team USA has the following games airing on Fox and FS1:
- Saturday, March 11 – United States vs. Great Britain at 9:00 PM ET on Fox
- Sunday, March 12 – United States vs. Mexico at 10:00 PM ET on FS1
- Monday, March 13 – United States vs. Canada at 10:00 PM ET on FS1
- Wednesday, March 15 – Colombia vs. United States at 10:00 PM ET on FS1
You can watch games on Fox and FS1 Live through Hulu Live TV (sign up), DIRECTV STREAM (5-day free trial), fuboTV (1-week free trial), and YouTube TV (1-week free trial). Sling TV (sign up)and Vidgo (sign up) also provide these channels, but Fox is available only in parts of the country. Signing up for any of these services will let you watch all of Team USA’s WBC games.
How To Stream The Entire WBC
If you want to watch the entire World Baseball Classic, you will need a streaming service that carries FS1, FS2, and Fox. You will also need to download the Tubi App, which is free, as 3 games throughout the group stage will stream live on that service. I’ve put the entire WBC schedule and where each game will stream live in the next section. First, I wanted to cover all your options for watching the World Baseball Classic without needing a cable subscription.
Sling provides FS1 in their Blue package for $40 per month (50% off your first Month). You can get FS2 with an additional $11 per month for the Sports Extra Add-on plan. Sling Blue will also provide a live stream of Fox if you live in the following TV markets:
- Atlanta – WAGA
- Austin – KTBC
- Chicago – WFLD
- Dallas/Fort Worth – KDFW
- Detroit -WJBK
- Gainesville – WOGX
- Houston – KRIV
- Los Angeles – KTTV
- Milwaukee – WITI
- Minneapolis/St. Paul – KMSP
- New York – WNYW
- Orlando/Daytona/Melbourne – WOFL
- Philadelphia – WTXF
- Phoenix – KSAZ
- San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose – KTVU
- Seattle – KCPQ
- Tampa/St. Petersburg – WTVT
- Washington, DC – WTTG
Sling is supported on Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, 4th Generation Apple TV, Chromecast, and more.
For details on Slings service offerings and the difference between them, check out my review of Sling TV.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV has Fox, FS1, and FS2 in their channel lineup so you can watch WBC games. They have no monthly contracts so you can try their live TV service without fear of a long-term commitment. Hulu Live TV is one of the best live TV streaming services available. It includes the following features:
- Channels like FS2, FS1, Local Networks, and more.
- Unlimited cloud DVR storage. (Recordings save for 9 months)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- It comes with 6 customizable profiles.
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
Hulu Live TV allows you to sign up without a contract so you can cancel any time. If you keep the service the price $69.99 per month.
Vidgo is a newer streaming service that offers fairly competitive pricing over other live streaming services. Vidgo includes FS1, FS2 and Fox in most of the country. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $69.99 per month.
Vidgo doesn’t force you into a contract, and you can cancel any time. They do offer special pricing for new customers. Vidgo is supported on available on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV. You can also stream the service on up to 3 devices at the same time. We have the full details in our guide to Vidgo’s live streaming service.
FuboTV is a streaming service built for sports. It offers FS1, Fox, and FS1, along with 70+ other channels. They provide a 1- week free, and if you cancel before the trial expires you will not be charged. After the trial expires, the services cost $74.99 per month. The package includes:
- Live FS2, FS1, ESPN, and more are available in fuboTV’s channel lineup
- You can watch on three screens at the same time
- 250 hours of cloud DVR storage
- The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including Apple TV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV.
Another streaming service that offers FS1, FS2, and Fox is YouTube TV. The service costs $72.99 per month and includes:
- access to FS1, FS2, Local Network Channels, and over 70 other channels
- unlimited cloud DVR storage
- stream on three devices at once
- YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies.
- Includes YouTube TV on-demand
See our YouTube TV review for more details.
DIRECTV STREAM is yet another way you can watch FS1, FS2, and Fox. The provide a 5-day free trial when signing up. FS1 and Fox are on the DIRECTV STREAM “Entertainment” plan for $74.99 per month. However, FS2 is part of its more pricey “Ultimate” package for $109.99 per month. The Entertainment Plan includes:
- Watch on unlimited streams simultaneously in your home per subscription and up to 3 while on the go.
- a cloud-based DVR
- channels like, FS1, FS2, Fox, and more
- supported on Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
Tubi is a free streaming service that will live stream the following 3 WBC games:
- Thursday, Mar. 9 – Cuba vs. Italy at 6:00 AM ET
- Thursday, Mar. 9 – China vs. Czech Republic at 10:00 PM ET
- Friday, Mar. 10 – Chinese Taipei vs. Italy at 6:00 AM ET
Tubi is available through most streaming devices, with apps for IOS (iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV), GooglePlay, Roku, and Amazon Fire, as well as streaming right on tubitv.com. See of review of Tubi for more information.
Full World Baseball Classic Schedule
The full schedule for the 2023 WBC is listed in the table below, including where you can watch each game. The streaming services described in the section above will let you watch all the games. For information on watching each channel see the following articles:
|Date||Game||Start Time (ET)||Channel|
|Tuesday, Mar. 7||Netherlands vs. Cuba||11:00 PM||FS1|
|Wednesday, Mar. 8||Chinese Taipei vs. Panama||6:00 AM||FS2|
|Wednesday, Mar. 8||Korea vs. Australia||10:00 PM||FS2|
|Wednesday, Mar. 8||Netherlands vs. Panama||11:00 PM||FS2|
|Thursday, Mar. 9||Japan vs. China||5:00 AM||FS2|
|Thursday, Mar. 9||Cuba vs. Italy||6:00 AM||Tubi|
|Thursday, Mar. 9||China vs. Czech Republic||10:00 PM||Tubi|
|Thursday, Mar. 9||Panama vs. Cuba||11:30 PM||FS1|
|Friday, Mar. 10||Japan vs. Korea||5:00 AM||FS2|
|Friday, Mar. 10||Chinese Taipei vs. Italy||6:00 AM||Tubi|
|Friday, Mar. 10||Australia vs. China||10:00 PM||FS2|
|Friday, Mar. 10||Italy vs. Panama||11:00 PM||FS1|
|Saturday, Mar. 11||Japan vs. Czech Republic||5:00 AM||FS1|
|Saturday, Mar. 11||Chinese Taipei vs. Netherlands||6:00 AM||FS2|
|Saturday, Mar. 11||Puerto Rico vs. Nicaragua||12:00 PM||FS2|
|Saturday, Mar. 11||Mexico vs. Colombia||2:30 PM||Fox|
|Saturday, Mar. 11||Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic||7:00 PM||FS1|
|Saturday, Mar. 11||United States vs. Great Britain||9:00 PM||Fox|
|Saturday, Mar. 11||Korea vs. Czech Republic||10:00 PM||FS1|
|Saturday, Mar. 11||Cuba vs. Chinese Taipei||11:00 PM||FS2|
|Sunday, Mar. 12||Australia vs. Japan||6:00 AM||FS1|
|Sunday, Mar. 12||Italy vs. Netherlands||7:00 AM||FS2|
|Sunday, Mar. 12||Israel vs. Nicaragua||12:00 PM||FS2|
|Sunday, Mar. 12||Canada vs. Great Britain||3:00 PM||FS1|
|Sunday, Mar. 12||Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela||7:00 PM||FS1|
|Sunday, Mar. 12||United States vs. Mexico||10:00 PM||FS1|
|Sunday, Mar. 12||Czech Republic vs. Australia||11:00 PM||FS2|
|Monday, Mar. 13||China vs. Korea||6:00 AM||FS2|
|Monday, Mar. 13||Nicaragua vs. Dominican Republic||12:00 PM||FS2|
|Monday, Mar. 13||Great Britain vs. Colombia||3:00 PM||FS2|
|Monday, Mar. 13||Puerto Rico vs. Israel||7:00 PM||FS1|
|Monday, Mar. 13||United States vs. Canada||10:00 PM||FS1|
|Tuesday, Mar. 14||Venezuela vs. Nicaragua||12:00 PM||FS2|
|Tuesday, Mar. 14||Colombia vs. Canada||3:00 PM||FS2|
|Tuesday, Mar. 14||Dominican Republic vs. Israel||7:00 PM||FS2|
|Tuesday, Mar. 14||Mexico vs. Great Britain||10:00 PM||FS1|
|Wednesday, Mar. 15||Quarterfinals||6:00 AM||FS2|
|Wednesday, Mar. 15||Israel vs. Venezuela||12:00 PM||FS2|
|Wednesday, Mar. 15||Canada vs. Mexico||3:00 PM||FS2|
|Wednesday, Mar. 15||Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico||7:00 PM||FS2|
|Wednesday, Mar. 15||Colombia vs. United States||10:00 PM||FS1|
|Thursday, Mar. 16||Quarterfinals||6:00 AM||FS2|
|Friday, Mar. 17||Quarterfinals||7:00 PM||FS1|
|Saturday, Mar. 18||Quarterfinals||7:00 PM||Fox|
|Sunday, Mar. 19||Semifinals||7:00 PM||FS1|
|Monday, Mar. 20||Semifinals||7:00 PM||FS1|
|Tuesday, Mar. 21||Championship Game||7:00 PM||FS1|
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