IFAF U-19 World Championships: U.S. National Team roster, game times, broadcast information

By Adam Wire | Posted 7/22/2018

The International Federation of American Football U-19 World Championships concluded Sunday with the medal-round games  in Mexico City. The U.S. National Team defeated Sweden 61-9 to win the bronze medal on Sunday afternoon:

U.S. 61, Sweden 9
From the opening kickoff, the U.S. National Team overwhelmed Sweden, scoring five touchdowns in a little more than a quarter en route to a 47-2 halftime lead in the Bronze Medal game Sunday.

Quarterback Alek Jacobs threw three first-half touchdown strikes — two of them to Harrington Greer. Running back Treshaun Ward added two touchdown runs, including a 65-yarder midway through the second quarter.

The complete final game-day schedule:

Game Day 3: July 22
Fifth-place game: Japan 51, Australia 14
Bronze Medal game: U.S. National Team 61, Sweden 9
Gold Medal game: Canada 13, Mexico 7

WATCH THE ACTION LIVE: Fans outside of Canada and Mexico can watch the action for free via Yare Media's IFAF portal — at ifaf.yaretv.com

The Facebook live feed can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/canalcatorcemx/videos/1783331408444510/

Mexico defeated the U.S. National Team 33-6 Wednesday in Mexico City and advances to the Gold Medal game on Sunday, where it faced defending champion Canada — which had to hold off a late charge from Japan for a 28-22 victory on Wednesday.

In Wednesday's opening game, Sweden defeated Australia 19-6.

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The U.S. National Team lost in the 2016 championship game to Canada, 24-6. The U.S. won the gold medal in the inaugural event in 2010 and 2014, while Canada also took the gold in 2012.

The IFAF U-19 World Championships features six countries, representing four continents. As a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the sport’s national governing body, USA Football manages U.S. national teams for international competition.


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Game Schedule:

Game Day 1: July 14
United States 38, Australia 0
Mexico 31, Japan 14
Canada 49, Sweden 6

Game Day 2: July 18
Sweden 19, Australia 6
Canada 28, Japan 22
Mexico 33, United States 6

Game Day 3: July 22
Fifth-place game: Japan 51, Australia 14
Bronze Medal game: U.S. National Team 61, Sweden 9
Gold Medal game: Canada 13, Mexico 7

The games took place at Olympic Stadium in Mexico City, site of the 1968 Summer Olympics. 

GrandCanyonThe U-19 U.S. National Team takes a break from its practice in Flagstaff, Arizona, to visit the Grand Canyon.

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2016 results (host: China; round-robin format)
Australia 72, China 0
Canada 30, Mexico 16
U.S. 65, Austria 14
Japan 42, Australia 0
Mexico 46, Austria 7
U.S. 32, Canada 14
Australia 74, China 0
U.S. 50, Japan 20
Canada 28, Mexico 21
Fifth-place game: Austria 43, Australia 13
Bronze Medal game: Mexico 24, Japan 7
Gold Medal game: Canada 24, U.S. 6

Game site information
Olympic Stadium opened in 1952 (its first event was an American football game) and seats approximately 52,000 fans. It was the centerpiece of the 1968 Summer Olympics and also hosted World Cup soccer matches in 1986.

Click here for more information about the stadium, including a map and transportation options.

Ticket information
Two box offices at Olympic Stadium will be open on game days. You can also purchase tickets here.

Other past medal winners:
2014 (host: Kuwait):
Gold medal, U.S.; silver, Canada; bronze, Mexico
2012 (host: U.S.): Gold medal, Canada; silver, U.S.; bronze, Japan
2009 (host: U.S.): Gold medal, U.S.; silver, Canada; bronze, Japan

Other teams' information:
Football Canada website

Team Mexico website

Team Sweden website

Gridiron Australia website

Japan American Football Association website

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