IFAF Women's World Championship

Last updated
IFAF Women's World Championship
Sport American football
Founded2010
No. of teams6
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States (3rd title)
Most titlesFlag of the United States.svg  United States (3 titles)

The IFAF Women's World Championship is the international championship for women in American football. The first event was held in 2010, in Stockholm, Sweden, with six countries competing. The United States took home the gold while not letting any team they played score. The second event was held in 2013, with Vantaa, Finland, hosting the games. The United States swept the competitors again, winning the gold medal. [1] [2] Third event was played in 2017 with Canada as the host nation. USA took the gold medals for the third time again beating the host nation Canada in the final.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Stockholm Capital city in Södermanland and Uppland, Sweden

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries; 962,154 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the capital of Stockholm County.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.5 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

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In December 2018 IFAF announced that Finland will host the final tournament in 2021. [3]

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.

Results

YearHostFinalThird-place match
WinnerScoreRunner-up3rd placeScore4th place
2010
Details
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden [4]
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
[5]
66–0Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland [6]
26–18Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
2013
Details
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
64–0Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland
20–19Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
2017
Details
Flag of Canada.svg
Canada [7]
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
41–16Flag of Canada.svg
Canada
Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico
19–8Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
United Kingdom
2021
Details
Flag of Finland.svg
Finland [3]

Classification

PosNational team Gold medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg Total
1.Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3003
2.Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 0303
3.Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0022
4.Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 0011
Total2226

Participating nations

Legend
Team 2010
Flag of Sweden.svg
(6)
2013
Flag of Finland.svg
(6)
2017
Flag of Canada.svg
(6)
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 6
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 6
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada Silver medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg Silver medal icon.svg
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze medal icon.svg 5
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 4
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 44
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Bronze medal icon.svg
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 6
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 55
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg Gold medal icon.svg

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References

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  3. 1 2 "Finland to host Women's World Championship in 2021 with Australia staging Men's event in 2023". IFAF. 6 December 2018.
  4. "SWEDEN WELCOMES FIRST IFAF WOMEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP". International Federation of American Football. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2011. The world's best female American Football players will converge on Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden, from June 26 to July 4 for the inaugural International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women's World Championship.
  5. "USA Wins Gold Medal at Inaugural IFAF Women's World Championship of American Football". USA Football. 3 July 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2011. The United States won the first IFAF Women's World Championship gold medal with a 66-0 victory over Canada at the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden, today.
  6. "USA Wins Gold Medal at Inaugural IFAF Women's World Championship of American Football". USA Football. 3 July 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 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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