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24 April 2013 | in American Football, NUSF News

First Official International University American Football Game

UPPSALA – As communicated previously, FISU has embraced the sport of American Football in close collaboration with IFAF, the international governig body of the sport. Therefore American Football will feature on the sports programme of FISU and an inaugural World University Championship is due in 2014 in Uppsala, Sweden.

Our Swedish member association already had a taste of the upcoming event when recently the first offcial international stuent game of American Football was played in their city as a trial for the 1st WUC AF. The game was played between Sweden and the UK. Some 900 fans showed up in a sunny but cold Uppsala to watch the game on 6 April.

There was a large interest to play in the respective international teams and during the trials in the UK over 300 players tried out for the team. In the Swedish team, there were several players with experience from the Swedish national team. Bith teams proved to be equal in strength and tactics, however, the British team showed more efficiency and won with 41-21.

‘For us it was the perfect start of the Championship-year as we in Sweden, one year from now will hold the first World University Championship in American football in the student capital, Uppsala’, Stefan Bergh, FISU Vice-President concluded after the game.

Here you can see http://www.swedishfootballnetwork.se/2013/04/highlights-sverige-storbritannien-studentlandskamp/" href="http://www.swedishfootballnetwork.se/2013/04/highlights-sverige-storbritannien-studentlandskamp/">highlights from the game and if you want to watch the full game http://qrodo.se/livesports/national-game-sweden-great-britain/" href="http://qrodo.se/livesports/national-game-sweden-great-britain/">look here.


(Source: Anders Manell, SAIF - Photo: M Morén)

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