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IFAF World Cup
Sport American football
Founded 1999
No. of teams 6
Most recent champion(s)  United States (1st Title)
Most championships  Japan (2 Titles)
Official website ifaf.info

American Football World Cup (also known as the IFAF World Cup and Gridiron World Cup) is an international competition held every four years since 1999 to decide the world champion of American football. Italy hosted the 1999 Cup and Germany hosted the 2003 Cup. Japan won both titles. The United States did not compete in the first two World Cups. The competition is run by the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) and it consists of a qualification round and a final tournament. In 2007, the 3rd American Football World Cup took place in Kawasaki, Japan. In 2007, the total number of teams in the competition exceeded 20 countries as, besides the six nations that qualified for the final tournament, five teams competed in direct qualification games. In Europe, the continental federation EFAF also used its European Championships as one qualifier. United States won the IFAF cup in 2007. Austria was awarded as host nation for the 2011 IFAF World Cup. Notable players Elve XD aka Taylor

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Results

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World Cup summaries

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1999
Details
Italy
Italy

Japan
6-0 (OT)
Mexico

Sweden
38-13
Italy
2003
Details
Germany
Germany

Japan
34-14
Mexico

Germany
36-7
France
2007
Details
Japan
Japan

United States
23-20 (2 OT)
Japan

Germany
7-0
Sweden
2011
Details
Austria
Austria

Standings

Team 1999
6
2003
4
2007
6
2011
8
 Australia 5th - -
 Finland 6th - -
 France - 4th 6th
 Germany - 3rd 3rd
 Italy 4th - -
 Japan 1st 1st 2nd
 Mexico 2nd 2nd -
 South Korea - - 5th
 Sweden 3rd - 4th
 United States - - 1st

Ranking

Pos. Team Champion Runner-up Third Fourth
1st  Japan 2 (1999, 2003) 1 (2007) - -
2nd  United States 1 (2007) - - -
3rd  Mexico - 2 (1999, 2003) - -
4th  Germany - - 2 (2003, 2007) -
5th  Sweden - - 1 (1999) 1 (2007)
6th  France - - - 1 (2003)
7th  Italy - - - 1 (1999)

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