IFAF Men’s 2020 European Championship Group B matchups now set

With the top 12 European national teams scheduled to begin play this fall, the remaining five have been slotted into Group B.

IFAF Europe announced the full fall schedule of games for the group A stages of the IFAF Men’s 2020 European Championships. They have now announced the fall schedule of the remaining five teams who are competing to qualify for Group A.

The same basic rules apply to these five nations. The “tournament” is being played on a bi-annual basis with each team having two games a year, ideally one home and one away game. The games are played individually and not in a tournament format. This will give coaches and players more time to prepare properly. Emphasis in the first year of the two-year cycle will be placed on travel distances. In the second year, the emphasis will only be on the ranking of the teams based on the results of the first year.

Group B – Participants

The remaining 5 participants in 2019 & 2020 play in Group B.

1. MAFSZ – Hungary
2. FEFA – Spain
3. BAFL – Belgium
4. AFI – Israel
5. TRF – Turkey

Group B – Year 1 of the Competition – 2019

Group B 2019

                Home                              Away
Game 1:  Belgium                            Hungary
Game 2: Turkey                               Israel
Game 3: Hungary                            Spain
Game 4: Spain                                 Turkey
Game 5: Israel                                 Belgium

Date                                Matchup (Home vs Away)

September 19, 2019:      Turkey vs Israel
October 12, 2019:           Hungary vs Spain
October 26, 2019:          Belgium vs Hungary
October 26, 2019:          Spain vs Turkey
October 6, 2019:            Israel vs Belgium

Group B 2020

                 Home                         Away
Game 1   Belgium                         Turkey
Game 2   Turkey                           Hungary
Game 3   Hungary                        Israel
Game 4   Israel                             Spain
Game 5   Spain                             Belgium

Tie Braking Procedures for all Groups

No game may end as tie.

Basic Ranking is always based on won-lost ratio.

If two teams have the same won-lost ratio

1. won-lost ratio
2. head-to-head result of the two teams
3. sum of total points scored reduced by points allowed during the regular season
4. total points scored during the regular season
5. coin toss

If more than two teams have the same W-L ratio

1. won-lost ratio
2. sum of total points scored reduced by points allowed during the regular season
3. total points scored during the regular season
4. coin toss

AFI
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