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The International Federation of American Football was formed in 1998 by founding nations Australia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Sweden and Spain. By 2008 IFAF membership had increased to a total of 52 countries governed by five continental federations.

American Football has been played internationally since the late 1800s in countries such as Canada and the United States and can trace its roots in Japan back to the 1930s. The game gained popularity in Europe in the 1970s and gathered pace in the 1980s when sports enthusiasts were gripped by a surge in interest in both watching football on television and participating on the gridiron.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:12 pm 
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A record number of 35 countries were represented at the 12th annual International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Congress held in Canton, Ohio, in conjunction with the inaugural IFAF Junior World Championship.

While the United States, Canada and Japan were winning the tournament gold, silver and bronze medals respectively, IFAF membership continued to expand around the world. Seven countries - Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Venezuela - were granted full membership of IFAF.

"We are delighted to welcome these new and emerging federations of American football from Pan-American and Europe into the IFAF family," said IFAF President TOMMY WIKING. "The sport continues push its border internationally and by becoming IFAF members, these countries can benefit from a wealth of resources available through IFAF and also by communicating with fellow federations.

"Last year in Spain, 28 nations attended the IFAF Congress and this year's attendance illustrates how we are not only expanding but are also joining forces effectively to develop the sport."


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USA Football is an independent non-profit organization leading the development of youth, high school, and international amateur football. In its role as the national governing body of America's favorite sport, USA Football provides programs and resources inspiring participation and further strengthening the quality of the game. USA Football was endowed by the NFL and NFL Players Association in 2002.

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We are part of the Pan-American Federation of American Football.

Growing the game of American Football in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean is the stated mission of the new Pan-American Federation of American Football (PAFAF).

The Federation was founded at a meeting between representatives of football organizations from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Argentina, and Uruguay in Miami on January 30, 2007.

“We made history in January by creating PAFAF as we support, and in times lead, the development of American Football internationally,” Scott Hallenbeck said. “It’s an honor to serve as the first president of PAFAF and lead such a passionate and committed group of national federation representatives, who enthusiastically pursue growing American Football in their countries.”

Four of the seven charter members of PAFAF (United States, Canada, Mexico and Guatemala) are already members of the nine year-old International Federation of American Football (IFAF), which was formed in 1998 with the expressed purpose of promoting the development of American Football worldwide. PAFAF will be the Pan-America Continental representative to IFAF.

The creation of the Pan-American Federation of American Football is further proof of the fast global growth of American Football,” said Tommy Wiking of Sweden, President of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). “IFAF will continue its work to spread football.”

Among the issues PAFAF’s charter members discussed in the formation meeting were the organization’s statutes, election of officers and plans for growing the sport in the Western hemisphere.

Delegates from the seven countries elected Scott Hallenbeck of USA Football the first president of PAFAF. Jorge Orobio Rojas of Mexico, Marco Cobar of Guatemala, Guillermo Suarez of Panama and Fernando Rodriguez of Uruguay were also elected to the Board of Directors. PAFAF operations will be run out of the USA Football office in Vienna, Va.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:20 pm 
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A collection of 45 American teenagers gathered in Canton in the middle of June to complete a mission on the football field.

The mission was to win the 2009 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Junior World Championship, an inaugural tournament being contested at Fawcett Stadium which consisted of players aged 19 and younger from eight countries, spanning four continents.

For USA Football's Junior National Team, that mission was accomplished Sunday July 5, 2009.

The second-seeded United States defeated top seed Canada 41-3 in the Gold Medal Game before a crowd of 15,473 fans at Fawcett Stadium.


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PAFAF Congress Adds Three Members

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA -The addition of three new members and a commitment to youth (15 and under) and junior (19 and under) development were the key accomplishments of the Pan-American Federation of American Football (PAFAF) Congress held on May 9 in Panama City.

Six of the seven founding members of the confederation - Argentina, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, the United States and Uruguay -were represented at the Congress. The seventh PAFAF member, Canada, was unable to attend.

Guests of the Congress included International Federation of American Football president Tommy Wiking, NFL International's Kathryn Kelly and American Football Coaches Association spokesman Todd Bell.

The Congress heard presentations from three prospective members - the Bahamas, Brazil and the Dominican Republic - before voting unanimously to accept all three as members of PAFAF.

The primary topic of discussion at the Congress was the development of youth and junior football throughout the Americas. PAFAF members agreed unanimously to focus their efforts over the next year on creating and expanding youth and junior flag football in their respective countries.

"The 2008 PAFAF Congress was a great success with productive discussion and a commitment to growing our great game at the youth and junior levels. We agreed that developing the game below the senior level is necessary to sustain the growth of football in the Americas," said PAFAF President Scott Hallenbeck.

The Congress host, the Panamanian Federation of American Football (PFAF), was presented as a model for developing federations to follow. Panama currently offers flag and contact leagues for ages 8 and older.

Panama's plan for growth includes the construction of a 5,000-seat football-only stadium in Panama City that will serve as the home base for the federation and has the potential to become a center for regional PAFAF competitions, clinics and training.

"The Panamanian Federation of American Football did a tremendous job of hosting the PAFAF Congress and we look forward to supporting their continued efforts to expand American football in Panama and Latin America," Hallenbeck added.


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IFAF Women's World Championship of American Football
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Stockholm will welcome six teams from two continents to the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium when history is made on the gridiron from June 26 to July 4, 2010.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2010 - PARIS, FRANCE - The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) has announced the seeding, groups, and schedule for the inaugural 2010 IFAF Women's World Championship and the six nations that will make history in Sweden this summer.

The world's best female American football players will converge on Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden, for the historic first-ever international competition for women.

Seeding for the six nations that will send their 45-player women's national teams to Scandinavia was determined based on the number of female American football participants in each country established by data recorded in the 2009 IFAF Benchmarking Study.

USA wins IFAF World Championship
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The United States won the first IFAF Women's World Championship gold medal July 3 with a 66-0 victory over Canada at the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden.

Earlier in the day, Finland won the Bronze medal with a 26-18 win over Germany, while on a good day for Scandinavia, host Sweden took fifth place overall by beating Austria 20-18.
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USA Football’s Women’s National Team head coach John Konecki said afterwards, "Canada was an excellent team and we had to work hard to prepare and play against them. I feel honored to have coached Team USA. It is a remarkable group of women."
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Austin to Host 2011 "Team USA vs. The World" in Football

The “Team USA vs. The World” game, an annual international friendly matching USA Football’s Under-19 National Team against a “World Select” team, will be played in Austin, Texas, in 2011.

"Team USA vs. The World" is an annual international friendly matching USA Football's Under-19 National Team - composed of graduating high school seniors - against a "World Select" team spanning as many as four continents. Both teams will field a 45-player roster
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The "Team USA vs. The World" series kicked off this past January in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where Team USA earned a 17-0 victory.

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USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association and manages U.S. national teams for international competition. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football distributes $1 million annually in equipment grants and offers youth league volunteer background check subsidies. Former NFL team executive Carl Peterson is USA Football's chairman.


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CANADA WELCOMES FIFTH IFAF FLAG FOOTBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
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The world's best female and male flag football players will converge on Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, from August 11 to August 15 for the fifth biannual International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Flag Football World Championship.
The IFAF Flag Football World Championship has been held since 2002 and is the showpiece biannual tournament for senior national teams competing in 5-on-5 flag football and has separate competitions for men and women.
Football Canada, the National Governing Body of Canadian Amateur Football, which represents tackle, touch and flag components including players, coaches, officials and administrators, will host the IFAF FFWC for the second time.
"Flag football is not only one of our key grassroots initiatives that introduces young players


Flag football's female athletes representing Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Sweden and United States will compete at the Carleton University, the RA Centre and Brewer Park in Ottawa in the following groups:

Group A
Mexico
Israel
Austria
Germany
Denmark

Group B
USA
Canada
Japan
Sweden

Eleven male teams from Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Sweden and United States will also compete at the RA Centre in the following groups:

Group A
Canada
Italy
Germany
Sweden
Austria

Group B
USA
Isreal
Denmark
Japan
Korea
Mexico

The 2010 IFAF Flag Football World Championship will kick off on Friday, August 13 with the first day of round robin competition for both the men and women. Saturday, August 14 will be the final day of group play and will determine the seeding for the playoff round held on Sunday, August 15

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Men’s final standings

1. USA
2. Denmark
3. Italy
4. Canada
5. Germany
6. Austria
7. Mexico
8. Japan
9. Israel
10. Sweden
11. Korea

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Women’s final standings

1. Canada
2. USA
3. Austria
4. Mexico
5. Israel
6. Japan
7. Germany
8. Sweden
9. Denmark


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Men’s final standings

1. USA
2. Denmark
3. Italy
4. Canada
5. Germany
6. Austria
7. Mexico
8. Japan
9. Israel
10. Sweden
11. Korea

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Women’s final standings

1. Canada
2. USA
3. Austria
4. Mexico
5. Israel
6. Japan
7. Germany
8. Sweden
9. Denmark


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Austria 2011: Eight Nations, one goal
In the upcoming summer Australia, Germany, France, Mexico, Canada, Japan or South Korea, defending champion USA and Austria will compete for the title of World Champion in Graz, Innsbruck and Vienna.

"Never before has there been a bigger World Championship. We play in the biggest stadiums, for the best fans. This is the first time that all the top nations in international American Football are coming together to play in the same tournament," says Michael Eschlböck, president of the American Football Bund Österreich (The Austrian American Football Association). "The World Championship will definitely be a historic event for the development of our sport and we are looking forward to guests from all over the world who will make this event something truly special."

Group A
Teamname W L T PF PA
USA 0 0 0 0 0
Mexico 0 0 0 0 0
Germany 0 0 0 0 0
Australia 0 0 0 0 0

Group B
Teamname W L T PF PA
Japan 0 0 0 0 0
Canada 0 0 0 0 0
France 0 0 0 0 0
Austria 0 0 0 0 0

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Schedule - July 8 - July 16

July 8 - 3pm: USA vs Australia
July 8 - 7pm: Germany vs Mexico
July 9 - 3pm: Austria vs Japan
July 9 - 7pm: France vs Canada
July 10 - 3pm: Mexico vs Australia
July 10 - 7pm: Germany vs USA
July 11 - 3pm: Japan vs France
July 11 - 7pm: Canada vs Austria
July 12 - 3pm: Australia vs Germany
July 12 - 7pm: USA vs Mexico
July 13 - 3pm: Japan vs Canada
July 13 - 7pm: Austria vs France
July 15 - 3pm: Game for the 7th place
July 15 - 7pm: Bronze medal game
July 16 - 3pm: Game for the 5th place
July 16 - 7pm: Gold medal game


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:22 pm 
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USA wins SWC opener

Reigning Champion USA won the opening game of the IFAF World Championship against Australia 61:0 at Innsbruck's Tivoli stadium.

The United States began its defense of the IFAF Senior World Championship of American football with a 61-0 victory over a determined Australia in the tournament’s opening game in front of a crowd of 6,000 at the Tivoli Stadium in Innsbruck.

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Mexico fights down Germany
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Mexico mounted a fourth quarter comeback to beat Germany 22-15 in the day’s second game of the IFAF World Championship.

Trailing 15-12 with 11:05 remaining having led at halftime, Mexico tied a thrilling game with a field goal and then produced a rushing touchdown from Jose Reyes just before the two-minute warning. Linebacker David Aceves sealed victory in the Tivoli Stadium in Innsbruck with an interception with less than a minute remaining.

Mexico held a slim three-point advantage with a 10-7 halftime lead after defenses impressed and penalties took their toll on Mexico early in the contest.

“We knew the Germans were the European Champions, so we expected them to be a tough rival and Germany was very tough today,” said Mexico assistant coach Manuel Neri Fernández. “Every time we would have a big play, Germany fought back and challenged us again. It was a great game.”

http://www.americanfootball2011.com/en/ ... nd-nieder/


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JAPAN FIRES WARNING WITH 24-6 VICTORY OVER HOST AUSTRIA
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Twice the world champion and silver medalist in 2007 only by virtue of a double over time loss to the United States, Japan fired a clear message that they will be among the teams to beat at the 2011 IFAF Senior World Championship with a convincing 24-6 win over host Austria.

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CANADA OVERPOWERS FRANCE 45-10 IN GROUP BImage

Canada overcame a spirited first quarter from France to triumph 45-10 in the second Group B game from Graz at the 2011 IFAF Senior World Championship.
France shocked Canada by taking a 10-7 lead as the Canadians suffered first night nerves on their world stage debut, but a second quarter comeback put the newcomers in the driving seat at the interval and they added insurance points after the break. Three Canadian quarterbacks - Mike Faulds, Josh Sacobie and Donnie Marshall - threw touchdown passes, with Faulds taking the team MVP award.

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