Austria Drowns France in Graz; Advance to Face Germany in Final!

Heavy rain and the Austrian defense stymie the French

photos via Herb Kratky & Lupy Persiani

Nearly 10,000 fans turned out UPC Arena to watch the Austrian National team exact revenge  on France in a deluge on Wednesday evening in Graz, Austria. The French defeated Austria in the 2011 World Championships three years ago and, coming off a 65-0 drubbing of Denmark, the French were considered the favorite by many. Butt the Austrians, with bend-but-don’t-break defense and an efficient offense, had other plans.

The 10,000 loud fans chant for the victors:

The win boosts Austria to it’s first appearance in a European final, this year’s 2014 Eat the Ball European Championship Final. They will face-off against arch-rival and reigning champions Germany. These European titans will meet Saturday, June 7th at 7 pm CET and 1 pm EST in Vienna, Austria.

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John McKeon
John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.
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