1998 Women's Softball World Championship

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The 1998 ISF Women's World Championship for softball was held July 20–30, 1998 in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan. A fourth straight title was won by the team from the United States, coached by Margie Wright, which avenged its only loss of the tournament to Australia by a 1-0 margin in the final.

Pool Play[edit]

Group I[edit]

  GP W L
 United States 8 8 0
 Canada 8 6 2
 Italy 8 6 2
 Chinese Taipei 8 5 3
 Netherlands 8 4 4
 Czech Republic 8 3 5
 Colombia 8 3 5
 South Africa 8 1 7
 Denmark 8 0 8

Group II[edit]

  GP W L
 Australia 7 7 0
 Japan 7 6 1
 China 7 5 2
 Venezuela 7 3 4
 Netherlands Antilles 7 3 4
 New Zealand 7 3 4
 South Korea 7 1 6
 Philippines 7 0 7

Playoffs[edit]

Day One[edit]

 Italy 1-0  Venezuela
 China 7-0  Chinese Taipei
 United States 1-0  Japan
 Australia 1-0  Canada

Venezuela and Chinese Taipei Eliminated.

Day Two[edit]

 Japan 2-0  Italy
 China 3-0  Canada

Italy and Canada Eliminated.

Day Three[edit]

 Canada 1-0  Italy

Medal Round[edit]

  Day Two Bronze Medal Gold Medal
                           
A1  United States 1  
B1  Australia 2         B1  Australia 0
      A1  United States 4   A1  United States 1
  B2  Japan 0  
B2  Japan 3
B3  China 0  

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