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Australia 16, Brazil 8

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – As the Australian national anthem was coming to an end Wednesday in a game against Brazil, Outback defensive back Damien Molloy ran out with flag in hand to the 50-yard line and planted it firmly on the logo at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. He motioned to Brazil …

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Game previews: Wednesday, July 15

  Match up Australia vs. Brazil Date Wednesday, July 14 at noon Venue Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio, USA Broadcast Australia: ESPN3 Australia http://espni.go.com/player/welcome/australia/index.htm ESPN Brazil http://espn.uol.com.br/watch Worldwide: www.BigTimeSports.com USA: www.ESPN3.com 24-hour-delay: www.BigTimeSports.com. WC previous meetings First ever WC meeting between the two nations Head Coaches Australia – John Leijten Brazil – …

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Records tumble on IFAF World Championship’s second day

By Mike Preston The stars of the IFAF World Championship continued to write themselves into the record books during the second day of game action Sunday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Japan quarterback Shohei Kato took (main photo, 10) center stage as he set new records for pass attempts and completions, finding his …

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Football is getting bigger every day in South America’s largest country

By Brad Bournival On Sunday, Brazil beat South Korea, 28-0, in International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship competition. The South American country’s first win in IFAF play on the surface looked like just another victory in a four-day tournament. But for a country so entrenched in passion and pride, it meant much more, …

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France eager to kick off IFAF World Championship challenge

The French Men’s National Team has spent five days holding training camp at the University of Cincinnati, acclimatizing to the six-hour time difference between its home country and the United States as the team prepares for the IFAF World Championship. Offensive lineman Olivier Bordin of Cougars St Ouen L’aumône gave his thoughts on the team’s …

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Hawkins likes what he sees from joint U.S.-Australia practice

The U.S. Men’s National Team kicks off defense of its two-time IFAF World Championship crown at 7 p.m. ET Thursday against Mexico. Head coach Dan Hawkins and the team have been training at the University of Akron in preparation for the seven-nation tournament in Canton, Ohio. CLICK HERE: For more photos from the joint practice …

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Australia finds a training camp home in Ashland, Ohio

This story was originally published on the Ashland University website Ashland, Ohio, is a long way from home for the Australia Men’s National Team. The Australians, however, are feeling more at home in the confines of Jack Miller Stadium, Martinelli Field and Ashland University every day. Australia, which is training at Ashland, is one of …

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Australia prime minister to team: We are behind you

The Australia Men’s National Team got a high level sendoff this week as they prepare for the 2015 IFAF World Championship. As Outback players and coaches train at Ashland University, Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott took to YouTube to wish his country’s team well and let them know a nation is behind them. “Gridiron is …

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There’s a new sense of expectation ahead for Australia

It all began July 2, 1999. In the fourth quarter that day, quarterback David Ward threw an 11-yard TD pass to Scott Snowball, followed by a 27-yard field goal from Glenn Fenwick as Australia beat Finland, 10-7, to claim fifth place game at the IFAF World Championship. Fast forward 16 years. Following a 12-year absence …

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U.S. Men’s National Team kicks the rust off in early practices

The U.S. Men’s National Team completed its first day of practice Monday at the University of Akron in preparation for the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship. The Americans did an hour and a half walkthrough Monday morning at InfoCision Stadium, which included setting up the base offensive and defensive formations. A more …