The World Baseball Classic may involve 16 nations, but this year’s tournament has looked more like a Japan-South Korea invitational.

The two Asian nations have faced each other four times in the WBC and will meet for a fifth time in the final if Japan defeats the United States in its semifinal game on Sunday.

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