2018 IFAF European Championships heading into final day

The 2018 IFAF European Championships are heading into their final day of competition with both medal games and the fifth place game scheduled for Saturday, August 4.

Gold Medal Game – Team Austria (2-0) v. Team France (2-0) – August 4 7p Local Finnish time (6p CEST)

Team Austria and Team France will face each other for the first time ever in a gold medal game to decide the winner of the European Championship. Austria played in a group also containing Team Sweden and Team Denmark. The Austrians defeated Denmark 40-15 on the opening day of the tournament and then handled Sweden, beating them 41-3 to close out the group stage.

Team France, playing in the other group along with Great Britain and the host country, Finland, downed Great Britain in their first game 42-9 and then defeated a tough Team Finland 21-14.

Bronze Medal Game – Team Finland (1-1) v. Team Sweden (1-1) – August 4, 3p Local Finnish time (2p CEST)

In the bronze medal game, Finland (1-1) will take on their arch rivals, Team Sweden (1-1). The Finns won their first game of the tournament, defeating Great Britain 28-7 but then lost a close battle to Team France, 21-14.  Sweden downed the Danes 30-20 in their first game but then were overwhelmed by Team Austria losing 41-3.

Fifth Place Game – Team Denmark (0-2) v. Team Great Britain (0-2) – August 4, 11a Local Finnish time (10a CEST)

Denmark (0-2), who have only played in this tournament once before (2014), opened the tournament by losing to Austria 40-15 after only trailing 20-15 going into the fourth quarter. They then lost to Sweden 30-20. Great Britain opened against Team Finland, losing 28-7 but keeping the Finns off the scoreboard in the second half. They then went on to lose to France 42-9 in their final group stage game.

Watch for full previews and Livestream links August 4.



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