Little League World Series 2019: Updated Bracket, Where to Watch, Live Stream, TV Schedule

The field for the finals of the Little League World Series is almost set, with Japan and the West Region team waiting to find out their opponents.

The Japanese reached the final of the international bracket after beating the Asia-Pacific region 7-2 in the semifinals in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Japan could face the same opponent in the final on Saturday, as the Asia-Pacific team will take on the Caribbean representative in the second semifinal on Thursday.

The Caribbean lost 4-0 to Asia-Pacific in the second round but came through the consolation bracket and are now one game away from reaching the final.

Regardless of the nature of their opponents, it's hard to look past Japan in the final as they have outscored opponents 32-2 in three games so far. The Japanese have reached the international final for the third consecutive year and will be looking to reach the world championship game for the second time in three years.

Little League World Series
Little League players send in the ball for the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs during the MLB Little League Classic at Bowman Field on August 18 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Elsa/Getty

On the U.S. side of the draw, meanwhile, the West region reached the final after beating Southeast 12-9 in a closely-fought semifinal and will be hoping to defend the title it won a year ago.

As is the case with the international bracket, the two teams could meet again in the final, provided that Southeast beats Southwest in the semifinal.

The latter lost to the West region in the first round, but emerged as the comfortable winner of the consolation bracket beating.

West has looked impressive throughout the tournament, albeit not as dominant as Japan. The region has outscored opponents 23-11 en route to the final.

The winners of the two finals meet in the championship game on Sunday, with the losers squaring off in the consolation game.

Here's all you need to know to keep up with the action.

TV coverage

Every game in the tournament is broadcast across ESPN channels or ABC. The latter will broadcast the American and international finals as well as the championship game.

Live stream

All the action will be available online via ESPN's digital platforms. Watch ESPN and ESPN+ and ABC's website for games carried by the broadcaster.

TV schedule (all times ET)

Thursday, August 22

Asia-Pacific vs Caribbean—3 p.m., ESPN

Southwest vs Southeast—7 p.m., ESPN

Saturday, August 24

International final: Japan vs Asia-Pacific or Caribbean—12:30 p.m., ABC

U.S. final: West vs Southwest or Southeast—3:30 p.m., ABC

Sunday, August 25

Loser of International final vs Loser of U.S. final—10 a.m., ESPN

Championship Game: Winner of International final vs Winner of U.S. final—3 p.m., ABC