IFAF Asia Qualifier: Japan v. Philppines!

Japan v. Philippines; IFAF Asia Showdown

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]resh off the a victory in the German-Japan Bowl II, the Japan national American Football team is busy preparing for their next game, this time against Asian foe the Philippines!

IFAF Asia qualify

This weekend, Saturday the 4/26, is the IFAF Asia showdown between Japan and the Philippines. This game is a qualifier for the 2015 IFAF Senior World Championship Tournament held in Sweden next year.

Two weeks ago, South Korea defeated Kuwait 69-7 in the opening qualifying match  of the IFAF Asia region. The winner of this weekend’s matchup will face-off against the Koreans in the IFAF Asia qualifying final.

Although the #1 seed Japanese are favored, there is a rumor that the Philippines national team has been gearing up steadily, and that some members of the team have already arrived in Japan as of last week.

The IFAF Asia qualification game between Japan and the Philippines kicks off at 1:00PM on Saturday, April 26th at Aminovital Field.

Learn more on Facebook with the Japan National Team and the Philippines National Team pages.


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.