IFAF Votes to Hold Postponed 2014 IFAF Flag World Championships in Italy

 Earlier today the executive board of the International Federation of American Football, American football’s international governing body, voted in favor of changing the 2014 IFAF Flag Football World Championship host to Italy

Last week, the IFAF voted to postpone the Championships due to safety concerns in the previously designated host country, Israel. The recent and ongoing conflict between Gaza and Israel, combined with the last week’s flight bans to Israel from numerous nations’ airlines, had cast a dangerous shadow over the games.

You can read the postponement statement and full article HERE.

Here is today’s statement:

The event will be hosted in Italy between September 10 -12. IFAF is working with the national federations to confirm the countries that will be participating in the World Championsip. 

IFAF recognizes the short-term change and will try to help to ensure the most national teams can participate in the event. 

For more information please contact: Mikael Roos (IFAF director of Flag World Championships)
[email protected] 

Manfredi Leone (LOC contact)
[email protected]

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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.