News

Japan

0712_USA-JA_web_05

Game previews: Saturday, July 18

By Michael Preston Match up Australia vs. South Korea, Fifth Place Game Date Saturday, July 18 at noon ET Venue Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio, USA Broadcast Australia: ESPN3 Australiahttp://espni.go.com/player/welcome/australia/index.htmWorldwide: www.BigTimeSports.com USA: www.ESPN3.com WC previous meetings 2015 – Group stages: Australia 47 South Korea 6 Head Coaches Australia – John LeijtenSouth Korea – …

Asmiloski_eh150

Aslimoski, Pons and Wakisaka are statesmen for international football

By Brad Bournival Football, like other sports, takes a physical toll on the body. It also can be poetic and provides a lifetime of memories. Because of the physicality, the average NFL career is 3.3 years. That’s what makes what Brazil’s Rodrigo Pons, Australia’s Jason Aslimoski and Japan’s Yasuo Wakisaka are doing amazing. Pons, 32, Aslimoski, …

IFAF0709_Bra-Fra_eh015

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 – …

0712_USA-JA_SocMed03

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 …

07 12 USA Japan gamer photo

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 …

0712 Game Capsule photo - Australia

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: …

Banks Edwards_new

7 U.S. players bring international experience to IFAF World Championship

By Tim Glon Playing football is a passion for millions of young men and women around the world. Representing their country and expanding the game of football worldwide is a dual role the members of the U.S. National Team as 45 players and nine coaches prepare to embark on the 2015 International Federation of American …

Football WM 2011, 08.07.2011, Tivoli Stadion, Innsbruck, USA vs. Australien

2015 IFAF World Championship will be shown live on ESPN3, ESPN International and Big Time Sports

All 12 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship games will be broadcast live on ESPN3 in the United States, on ESPN International broadband channels where available and at BigTimeSportsOhio.com. The seven-nation tournament is July 9-18 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. In addition, the gold medal game scheduled for …

0618.Beatty2

U.S. linebacker Beatty to reunite with Japanese teammates through IFAF World Championship

Most U.S. football players grow up, compete and leave the game without ever lining up opposite a player born in another country. This summer, the 2015 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) World Championship will give the 45 members of the U.S. Men’s National Team an opportunity to play against teams from six other countries …

Generic officials photo

Game officials spanning 15 countries to call 2015 IFAF World Championship games

Twenty-eight (28) game officials representing 15 countries on five continents will officiate the 2015 IFAF World Championship in Canton, Ohio. Games are July 9-18 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Officials will be assigned in rotating eight-person crews led by referees Einar Bolstad of Norway, Jim Briggs of Great Britain and Nana Hiroyasu of …