LIVESTREAM IFAF U19 EC Gold Medal Game: Team Austria @ Team Sweden, Sept. 16, 16:00 CET (4 pm, 10 am EDT)

Sweden takes on defending champions Austria for the Gold Medal in the IFAF Europe U19 Championships at Behrn Arena in Örebro, Sweden this Saturday, September 16.

The teams last clashed in the 2022 final, which saw the Austrian side get a narrow 13-10 victory. These two teams also met in the 2019 title game with the Austrian prevailing then too, 28-0.

As team Sweden look for an upset, head coach Sebastian Brinkenfeldt said:

“It is incredibly exciting to be in a position where we can play for a European gold medal at our home turf in Örebro. Austria always brings a disciplined and talented team to these types of games, and they are used to winning them as well.

“When we played Austria last year in Vienna, we got within three points of them and hopefully our home field advantage can be a differentiator for us this time. Austria has been close to unbeatable at the junior level of American football in Europe, but Team Sweden is where we want to be, we are ready to go and feel that this is our time to make history.”

Watch live. Team Austria @ Team Sweden, Sept. 16, 16:00 CET (4 pm, 10 am EDT)

Sweden overcame a 10-point deficit and trailing by a single point at halftime to beat Denmark 31-17 in their last outing back in April, earning their spot in the final; Austria cruised past Finland 45-12 in the semifinals.

Austria will be looking for their seventh European Championship, while Sweden is in the hunt for their second.

Austria head coach Roman Floredo said:

“Both we and the Swedes have some players who we already know from last year’s final, and the coaching staff at our opponents has also remained the same. We already know each other quite well, since 2019 the final pairing has always been Austria versus Sweden. It’s sure to be an exciting and difficult game for both teams. We are well prepared and will certainly show up in Sweden highly motivated.”

The clash at the 13,000-capacity home of the Örebro Black Knights will kick off at 16:00 CET.

Watch live. Team Austria @ Team Sweden, Sept. 16, 16:00 CET (4 pm, 10 am EDT)

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