Final matchups for 2019 IFAF European U19 Championships set

The International Federation of American Football has announced the final matchups for the IFAF 2019 Men’s U19 European Championships to be held in Bologna, Italy from July 29 to August 4, 2019.

With the host team, Italy, and the top three ranked teams based on the results of the previous European U19 ChampionshipsSweden, Denmark and Austria, having automatically qualified for the tournament, the remaining eight teams played in a qualifying round.

Following the qualifying round which saw Norway upset Great Britain, Finland crush Russia 69-0, Holland get by Spain 15-9 and France earn a forfeit win over Slovakia, the field has been whittled down to the final eight.

European U19 Championship ranking:

  1. Sweden
  2. Austria
  3. Denmark
  4. France
  5. Finland
  6. Italy
  7. Netherlands
  8. Norway

The matchups are as follows:

The number one seeded Team Sweden will face Norway #8, the Austrians #2 will take on Holland #7,  Denmark, ranked #3 will play the host country Italy #6 while Team France #4 and Finland #5 will square off.

This is the 14th edition of the U19 European Championships which have been held biannually since 1992. Austria has won the title four times, Germany and Finland three times each, France and Sweden twice while Russia has captured the title once.


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