IFAF Europe Championship Qualifying Season In Full Swing

The IFAF Europe qualifying season is well underway with two teams who have already earned berths in Group B.

On August 30, Israel traveled to Alcoron, Spain and surprised Team Spain 28-20. Then this past weekend Switzerland played host to Team Slovakia and defeated them 21-0 after scoring touchdowns in the first three quarters. With that, four games remain to decide the remaining four berths still open.


Israel celebrates after beating Spain

Next up is Serbia, who recently defeated Italy in a friendlywho will host Team Hungary at TC Vozdovak Stadion on October 10. That same day, Team Norway will head to St. Petersburg to face Russia (who lost to Poland in a friendly) at Tzarskoe Selo Stadium.

The next day, October 11, the Czech Republic will play host to Team Poland, who defeated Belgium, in Pardubice.

The final Group B qualifier will feature traditional rivals Holland and Belgium who will face each other on October 24 in Waalwijk, Netherlands. Holland lost to Switzerland in a tuneup game  while the Belgian Barbarians, who have played three games already this year, dropped a close decision to Poland a month ago in Poland.

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Poland and Belgium battled

The four winners will then advance to play in an eight team Group B tournament in 2016 along with Great Britain, Italy, Israel and Switzerland who have already qualified.

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.