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Japan 35, Mexico 7

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By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – The way Japan – and especially defensive lineman Yasuo Wakisaka – saw it, its 35-7 win over Mexico on Wednesday was a return home. Japan and Wakisaka have been to the International Federation of American Football World Championship finals three times prior, twice winning the gold medal. With its …

 

Australia 16, Brazil 8

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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 …

 

Game previews: Wednesday, July 15

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  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 – …

 

Records tumble on IFAF World Championship’s second day

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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 …

 

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

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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, …