Teams from Finland, Panama and Mexico featured in Pop Warner Super Bowl

Teams from Finland, Mexico and Panama will fly the international flag at the 2018 Pop Warner Super Bowl at the ESPN Wide World of Sports™ from December 1 to 8.

The International Bowl will be played for a ninth time at the Varsity and Junior Varsity levels with games on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

The International Bowl bracket will be updated at

The Finland Blue Lions won the Varsity Division in 2017 on their second visit to the event and this year will play in the JV bracket, opening the international competition at 10am on Monday against Panama then face Mexico Oriente at 1pm on Thursday. The JV bracket will be completed on Saturday when Finland and Panama meet again and Mexico Oriente takes on U.S. team Harmony Longhorns, with both games kicking off at 9am.

In the Varsity bracket, Oriente Mexico and Panama meet at 12pm on Monday, 2016 champions Queretaro Mexico are Oriente’s opponents at 3pm on Thursday, and the competition wraps up on Saturday at 9am when Panama takes on Queretaro.

Global Football founder and president Patrick Steenberge:

“I am always amazed at the effort our international coaches and leaders make to organize and bring their youth teams to the world’s largest annual American football event, the Pop Warner Super Bowl. Through their vision and commitment nearly 200 international travelers will join in the Orlando celebration of football and youth. This is always a very full, fun week of action.”

The international youngsters will be among the more than 16,000 American football and dance and cheer enthusiasts who will converge on the ESPN Wide World of Sports™ Complex. While in Florida, they will visit the four Disney Parks, attend the Championship Week Celebration Party and International Super Bowl Event and take part in a Speed and Conditioning Clinic held exclusively for international teams.

About Global Football:

Since 1996 Global Football has provided 15,000 amateur football players, coaches, families and fans from more than 350 schools the opportunity to travel and compete internationally with similar people of differing cultures. During that time, they have produced games and tours in 28 countries on 6 continents, including 2012, 2014 and 2016 D3 college and high school showcases staged in Ireland alongside the NCAA college football games. Through these games, clinics and tours the people involved experience and learn about unique lands, fascinating people, and the sports environment in different parts of the world. Global Football has become the world’s largest exporter and producer of American football outside of the USA. The Global Football Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, was formed to further our commitment to these goals. Contact Patrick Steenberge: 817-219-7274 / Email:

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