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United States 43, Japan 18

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – Japan won the first two International Federation of American Football World Championships. The United States has won the last two. When both countries met Sunday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, something had to give. It might have taken more than a half, but it finally broke in …

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France 53, Australia 3

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – French coach Patrick Esume knows only one speed with his national team. That speed is something that would make even the finickiest Bugatti owner jealous. The way Esume sees it, the offense should start out hot like a sports car and leave opponents in its collective dust. Through two …

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Brazil 28, South Korea 0

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – Label the Brazilians a squad of fast learners. A team that wasn’t founded until eight years ago, Brazil figured out how to win at the International Federation of American Football World Championship level in just its second game. It came against South Korea on Sunday at Tom Benson Hall …

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Game Previews: Sunday, July 12

By Mike Preston   The following are 2015 IFAF World Championship game previews for Sunday, July 12. All three games will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio:   MATCHUP: South Korea vs. Brazil GAME TIME: 12 p.m. ET BROADCAST: ESPN Brazil http://espn.uol.com.br/watch Worldwide: …

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Individual records fall in Canton

By Michael Preston Records are meant to be broken. Three individual IFAF World Championship records fell at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Thursday and another one was equaled during the first three games of the 2015 tournament. Australia quarterback Jared Stegman set a new personal and team record for the most touchdowns …

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Oh brothers make football a South Korean family affair

By Brad Bournival From Korean High Judo champion to offensive lineman for the South Korea national football team, Oh Seung Jun’s path to the pigskin has been an interesting one. Seung (photo above) was born in Busan, South Korea, but kept finding his way to the United States until one day he decided he’d take …

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France 31, Brazil 6

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – France was playing in its fourth consecutive International Federation of American Football World Championship on Thursday. It also was the country’s 10th overall game, as the seasoned team took on Brazil. The Brazilians were brand new to IFAF action and France made sure that point hit home. With 10 …

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Australia 47, South Korea 6

By Brad Bournival CANTON, Ohio – It had been 16 years since Australia won a game in an International Federation of American Football World Championship, so forgive Jason Aslimoski for cracking a smile after his team beat South Korea, 47-6, in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The 39-year old right tackle is the lone remaining …

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Cookout companions Wednesday, competitors Thursday at IFAF World Championship in Canton

By Steve Alic Friends, food and football are intrinsically linked to autumn weekends across America. These also made for a memorable triple-header on July 8 in North Canton, Ohio, among football brothers spanning five continents on the night before the 2015 IFAF World Championship kicks off. Players and coaches from all seven competing national teams …

U.S. Men's National Team quarterback Dylan Favre (3) awaits a snap during the team's training camp at the University of Akron.

U.S. men pack up training camp and head for IFAF World Championship in Canton, Ohio

By Tim Glon After 16 practices in a span of nine days, the U.S. National Team broke training camp at the University of Akron on Tuesday afternoon. The Americans’ 45-man roster is set, and the squad is ready to begin its quest for the gold medal at the 2015 International Federation of American Football World …