IFAF Flag Football World Championship

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IFAF Flag Football World Championship
Sport Flag football
Founded2002

The IFAF Flag Football World Championship is the international championship in flag football, organized by International Federation of American Football. [1] The men's and women's competitions are usually held in the same venue.

Flag football version of American football

Flag football is a version of American football where the basic rules of the game are similar to those of the mainstream game, but instead of tackling players to the ground, the defensive team must remove a flag or flag belt from the ball carrier ("deflagging") to end a down, and contact is not permitted between players; it will result in a penalty for the team that initiates it.

The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) is the international governing body of gridiron associations. The IFAF oversees the IFAF World Championship of American Football, which is held every four years. The IFAF became a provisionary member of SportAccord in 2003, and became a full SportAccord member in 2005. The organisation's head office is located in the French commune of La Courneuve, in the Île-de-France region.

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Men

YearHost CountryGold medal gameBronze medal game
GoldScoreSilverBronzeScoreFourth place
2002
Details
Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
6–0Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
Flag of France.svg
France
12–6Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
2004
Details
Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
26–24Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
Flag of France.svg
France
40-23Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
2006
Details
Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
Flag of France.svg
France
46–32Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of Thailand.svg
Thailand
45–33Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
2008
Details
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
12–6Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of France.svg
France
45–0Flag of the United States.svg
United States
2010
Details
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
35–19Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
28–24Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
2012
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
47–40Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
44–33Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
2014
Details
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
40–14Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
53–14Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
2016
Details
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
33–32Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
39–26Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
2018
Details
Flag of Panama.svg
Panama
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
19–13Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
Flag of Denmark.svg
Denmark
38–34Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
2020
Details
Flag of South Korea.svg
Republic of Korea

Women

YearHost CountryGold medal gameBronze medal game
GoldScoreSilverBronzeScoreFourth place
2002
Details
Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of France.svg
France
2004
Details
Flag of France.svg
France
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
42–12Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
6–0Flag of France.svg
France
2006
Details
Flag of South Korea.svg
South Korea
Flag of France.svg
France
46–32Flag of Japan.svg
Japan
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
45–33Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
2008
Details
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
27–18Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of France.svg
France
19–13Flag of the United States.svg
United States
2010
Details
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
31–18Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
33–20Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
2012
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
33–32Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of France.svg
France
39–27Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
2014
Details
Flag of Italy.svg
Italy
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
32–21Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
34–20Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
2016
Details
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Flag of Panama.svg
Panama
35–22Flag of Austria.svg
Austria
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
41–20Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
2018
Detalis
Flag of Panama.svg
Panama
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
27–12Flag of Panama.svg
Panama
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg
Canada
19–13Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
2020
Details
Flag of South Korea.svg
Republic of Korea

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References

  1. IFAF- Flag Football