IFAF U19 World Championship: A look back at Saturday's U.S. National Team win, and a look ahead to Wednesday's matchups

By Adam Wire | Posted 7/16/2018

U.S. National Team players pose with players from the Australian team after the National Team opened the IFAF U19 World Championship Saturday with a 38-0 win. (Photo via @spshaver32)

After Saturday’s 38-0 victory over Australia, the U.S. National Team turns its attention to host Mexico in the International Federation of American Football U19 World Championship.

The U.S. will face Mexico, which defeated Japan 31-14 on Saturday in another first-round matchup, at 5 p.m. EDT (4 p.m. Central) Wednesday at Mexico City’s Olympic Stadium, site of the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Check out the video highlights from Saturday’s National Team victory:


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Canada, the defending champion and the tournament’s top seed, defeated Sweden 49-6 in Saturday’s other first-round contest. 

Sunday’s final day of games will include the Fifth-Place game (11 a.m. EDT, 10 a.m. Central), Bronze Medal game (2 p.m. EDT, 1 p.m. Central) and Gold Medal game (5 p.m. EDT, 4 p.m. Central). The U.S. is guaranteed to play in either the Bronze or Gold medal games, depending on the outcome of Wednesday’s showdown against Mexico. 

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Here’s a look at a few more items of interest surrounding the IFAF World Championship since Saturday’s action:


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