26 Nations Battle Around the Continent: France, Spain Post-seasons Set; Germany in Full Swing

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Eastern League of American Football

ELAF - Bruins v. Litwins

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The Moscow Bruins played host to the Voronezh Mighty Ducks but were edged 9-7. Meanwhile in a battle for Minsk, the Minsk Litwins pounded the Minsk Zubrs 31-8.


The Maple League starts in June 11 as the Seinaijoki Crocodiles host the Porvoon Butchers.


France - Argonautes v. Centurions

In the final weekend of play in the French league – FFFA – the playoff  puzzle was resolved. The Saint-Ouen Cougars avenged the only blemish on their record this year – a tie in the first week of the season – and overwhelmed theVoronezh Mighty Ducks  Templiers 44-6. The Thonon Black Panthers secured third spot in the standings in beating the last place Nimes Centurions 34-21. The second place Aix-en-Provence Argonautes did not have an easy time but still turned back the Nice Dauphins 35-28. Finally, in a game that had no bearing on the standings the Asnieres Molosses defeated the La Courneuve Flash 33-20.

The playoffs start June 6/7 as the first place Saint-Ouen Cougars will host La Courneuve Flash who finished fourth. The Cougars beat the Flash in both meetings this year, 31-21 and 21-13. In the second game the second place Aix-en-Provence Argonautes will host the Thonon Black Panthers who came in third. The two teams split the series this season. Thonon easily beat the Argonautes 41-13 in the first game earlier in the year while Aix en Provence returned the favor in a shootout a couple of weeks ago defeating Thonon 37-34 with the Black Panthers knocking on the door as time expired.

The French championship game is scheduled for the weekend of June 20.

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Roger Kelly is an editor and a writer for AFI. A former PR Director the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League for 7 years, he now lives in Sweden writing about and scouting American Football throughout the world.