Amercian Football fans around the world will be able to tune in live via a webcast at www.USAFootball.com/InternationalBowl to watch the IFAF World Team take on America’s Under-19 National Team in USA Football’s International Bowl on Wednesday, February 1.
Victoria’s own Adam Gotsis, recently signed to Georgia Tech will be competing in the game for the World Team. The game will be on in Australia on Thursday February 2nd from 10am.
The international webcast – which is available only outside of North America – will broadcast all the action live from The Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Austin, Texas.
The game kicks off at 5pm local Central time, which will be midnight in Central Europe, 8am the following morning in Tokyo, Japan and 10am the next day in Sydney, Australia. The webcast will be archived and will be available for post-event viewing in all territories outside North America. In the United States and Canada fans can view the game 72 hours later on the USA Football website.
“We are delighted that American football fans around the world will be able to watch our
best junior talent aged 19 and under take on America’s finest,” said IFAF President TOMMY WIKING. “The game has players and coaches representing 20 countries whose participation will create great interest in their homeland and inspire other young players to compete at this level.
“Regardless of whether or not their country has players on the IFAF World Team roster, people who are passionate about American football in the more than 60 countries IFAF represents should all be excited to tune in to watch the webcast.”
The IFAF World Team is selected from athletes nominated by their respective federations who form a 50-man roster from American Samoa, Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and Sweden.
In 2011 the IFAF World Team narrowly lost 21-14 to Team USA at Westlake High School in Austin, and in 2010, the Americans were held scoreless until the final play of the first half before going on to win 17-0 at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.