IFAF Women's World Championship

IFAF Women's World Championship
SportAmerican football
Founded2010
No. of teams6
Most recent
champion(s)
 United States (3rd title)
Most titles 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.

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

Results[edit]

Year Host Final Third-place match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
2010
Details
Sweden
Sweden[4]

United States
[5]
66–0
Canada

Finland[6]
26–18
Germany
2013
Details
Finland
Finland

United States
64–0
Canada

Finland
20–19
Germany
2017
Details
Canada
Canada[7]

United States
41–16
Canada

Mexico
19–8
United Kingdom
2021
Details
Finland
Finland [3]

Classification[edit]

Pos National team Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.  United States 3 0 0 3
2.  Canada 0 3 0 3
3.  Finland 0 0 2 2
4.  Mexico 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 2 6

Participating nations[edit]

Legend
  • Gold – Champions
  • Silver – Runners-up
  • Bronze – Third place
  • 4–6 – 4th to 6th places.
  •  ••  – Qualified, but withdrew
  •  •  – Did not qualify
  •     – Did not enter or withdrew
  • XX – Country did not exist or national team was inactive
  •    – host nation
Team 2010
Sweden
(6)
2013
Finland
(6)
2017
Canada
(6)
2021
Finland
(6)
 Australia 6
 Austria 6
 Canada Silver Silver Silver
 Finland Bronze Bronze 5 q
 Great Britain 4
 Germany 4 4
 Mexico Bronze
 Spain 6
 Sweden 5 5
 United States Gold Gold Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IFAF Women's World Championship".
  2. ^ Welch, Matt (21 January 2014). "Female football standout Welter to try out for Texas Revolution". Allen American. Allen, Texas: Star Local News. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b "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.
  7. ^ http://gridirondownunder.com/2016/12/ifaf-womens-championship-to-be-held-in-canada/

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