LIVESTREAM IFAF Women’s EC: Team Germany @ Team Spain, Aug. 26, 18:00 CET (6 pm, 12 noon EDT)

Team Germany heads to San Iñigo Football Field in Calatayud, Spain where they will face Spain as the round robin stage of the 2023/2024 IFAF Women’s European Championships continues.

Spain and Germany both surprised their opponents in the opening games to set up this mouthwatering clash.

Spain went to Finland in May and coach Manuel Ibáñez’s team shocked the three-time champions with a 12-0 win as Olga Sotillo caught and threw for a touchdown. Sotillo starred for Spain last week at the IFAF European Flag Football Championships where she won a silver medal as Spain lost to Great Britain in the final. Quarterback Monica Rafecas and linebacker Cristina Gomez were also part of that Spanish squad in Limerick, Ireland.

Germany won a thrilling game against Great Britain 23-22 in May to set up this weekend’s top of the table meeting. Head coach Nicole Manthey’s team took a one-point lead into halftime, fought back from being 15 points down in the first half and overcame a six-point fourth quarter deficit to snatch a late victory.

Germany’s roster includes six players who won a bronze medal at the IFAF European Flag Football Championships, having been beaten by Spain in the semifinal: Gina de Gavarelli, Dora Jung, Carina Liebenthal, Ellen Ries, Zoe Song and Mona Stevens. The Berlin Kobra Ladies are the most strongly represented with six players, four players come from the Saarland Lady Canes, Hamburg Amazons, Munich Cowboys Ladies and Stuttgart Scorpions Sisters. In total, the squad is composed of players from 18 women’s teams.

Team Germany @ Team Spain, Aug. 26, 18:00 CET (6 pm, 12 noon EDT)

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