IFAF Flag Football World Championship
SportFlag football
Founded2002
Most recent
champion(s)
 United States (men)
 United States (women)
Most titles United States (men;5 titles)
Mexico Mexico (women; 3 titles)

IFAF Flag Football World Championship is the international championship in flag football, organized by International Federation of American Football.[1] The men's and women's competitions are usually held in the same venue. The tournament starts with pool play to fill in the seeding and follows an elimination-style of play after that. At the end of the tournament the top teams are rewarded with Bronze (3rd), Silver (2nd) or Gold (1st). The IFAF Flag Football World Championship is held every two years in different countries.

Due of Covid 19, the 2020 championships in Denmark were cancelled. The championship was rescheduled for 2021 in Jerusalem from December 6 to 8, with a record 42 teams featured, double that competing at the 2018 event in Panama.[2] The top seven teams at the event, not including the United States, will qualify for the Birmingham 2022 World Games.[2]

Men

Year Host Country Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
2002
Details
Austria
Austria

Austria
6–0
Germany

France
12–6
Sweden
2004
Details
France
France

Austria
26–24
Germany

France
40-23
Japan
2006
Details
South Korea
South Korea

France
46–32
Denmark

Thailand
45–33
Austria
2008
Details
Canada
Canada

Canada
12–6
Denmark

France
45–0
United States
2010
Details
Canada
Canada

United States
35–19
Denmark

Italy
28–24
Canada
2012
Details
Sweden
Sweden

Austria
47–40
United States

Denmark
44–33
Mexico
2014
Details
Italy
Italy

United States
40–14
Mexico

Italy
53–14
Canada
2016
Details
United States
United States

United States
33–32
Denmark

Mexico
39–26
Austria
2018
Details
Panama
Panama

United States
19–13
Austria

Denmark
38–34
Mexico
2020
Details
Denmark
Denmark[3]
Cancelled Cancelled
2021
Details
Israel
Israel[4]

United States
44–41
Mexico
Panama
Panama
45–40
Italy
2023
Details
Germany
Germany[5]

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States5106
2 Austria3104
3 France1034
4 Canada1001
5 Denmark0426
6 Mexico0213
7 Germany0202
8 Italy0022
9 Panama0011
 Thailand0011
Totals (10 entries)10101030

Women

Year Host Country Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
2002
Details
Austria
Austria

Sweden

France
2004
Details
France
France

Mexico
42–12
Finland

Sweden
6–0
France
2006
Details
South Korea
South Korea

France
46–32
Japan

Finland
45–33
Sweden
2008
Details
Canada
Canada

Mexico
27–18
Canada

France
19–13
United States
2010
Details
Canada
Canada

Canada
31–18
United States

Austria
33–20
Mexico
2012
Details
Sweden
Sweden

Mexico
33–32
United States

France
39–27
Austria
2014
Details
Italy
Italy

Canada
32–21
United States

Austria
34–20
Mexico
2016
Details
United States
United States

Panama
35–22
Austria

Mexico
41–20
Canada
2018
Details
Panama
Panama

United States
27–12
Panama

Canada
19–13
Mexico
2020
Details
Denmark
Denmark[3]
Cancelled Cancelled
2021
Details
Israel
Israel[4]

United States
31–21
Mexico

Austria
26–13
Brazil
2023
Details
Germany
Germany[6]

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Mexico3115
2 United States2305
3 Canada2114
4 France1124
5 Panama1102
6 Sweden1012
7 Austria0134
8 Finland0112
9 Japan0101
Totals (9 entries)1010929

References

  1. ^ "International Federation American Football". ifaf.org.
  2. ^ a b "IFAF says record number of teams to compete at Flag Football World Championships". insidethegames.biz.
  3. ^ a b "FLAG FOOTBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020". ffwc2020.com. March 10, 2020. Retrieved March 10, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "IFAF Flag Football World Championships head to Israel in December". ifaf.org. March 15, 2021. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  5. ^ "Germany announced as host for 2023 IFAF World Championship". December 11, 2021.
  6. ^ "Germany announced as host for 2023 IFAF World Championship". December 11, 2021.