The Japanese national team aims to win the WBC (World Baseball Classic) for the first time in three tournaments since 2009.

A warm-up match for the tournament, the Hanshin match, will be held on the night of the 6th.

At the venue, Kyocera Dome Osaka, a large number of fans gathered before the match to buy Japan national team goods.

The warm-up match between the Japan national team and Hanshin Tigers is scheduled for play ball at 6:00 pm.

We will keep you updated.

Many fans in the morning

At the venue Kyocera Dome Osaka, a large number of fans gathered from the morning of the 6th, and around 2:00 pm, four hours before the start of the match, a long line had formed at the Japan national team merchandise store.

The uniforms of Shohei Otani of the Major League Baseball Angels, who will be able to participate in the game on the 6th, and the goods of Kyomi Yuasa, who was selected to represent Japan by the Hanshin Tigers, have already sold out, and the staff at the venue sold out. I was guiding you.

A man in his 30s who visited from Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture waited at the dome from around 3 am to purchase Otani's uniform, and waited for about 9 hours to get it. It was worth lining up. I will pay attention to Ohtani's batting."

Also, a teenager from Mie Prefecture said, "I want to see the powerful plays of Otani, Nootvar, and Masanao Yoshida who play in the major leagues."

Japan national team 9th WBC first match

On the 7th, the WBC Japan National Team will play their final warm-up match before the tournament against Orix at Kyocera Dome Osaka.

Then, on the 9th, they will face China in the first round of the WBC at Tokyo Dome.

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