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Brazil national American football team


Brazil national American football team

Name Seleção Brasileira de Futebol Americano
Federation PAFAF
Region South America
Founded 2007
Color Green, yellow, and white.
Stadium São Januário
First international
 Brazil 14–20  Uruguay
(Montevideo, Uruguay; November 17, 2007)
Biggest win
 Brazil 49–0  Uruguay
(Montevideo, Uruguay; April 26, 2014)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 14–20  Uruguay
(Montevideo, Uruguay; November 17, 2007)

First convened in 2007 due to an opportunity to play a friendly game with Uruguay.

The Brazilian team was first formed with players drafted from regional (state or city) tournaments that had various shapes and sizes. These tournaments included beach American football, flag football and touch football. The tryouts included interstate matches, physical tests and the availability of the athletes to participate since none of them were professionals.

The first game resulted in a bitter defeat against Uruguay, by a score of 21–14.

However, many positive lessons were learned that day. Despite several initial difficulties, the team had representatives from Mato Grosso, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina and São Paulo. The general organization of the sport was already well established, more teams and tournaments were on the process of being created and the popularity of the sport was growing (mostly due to the broadcast of NFL games by ESPN).

In the year of 2008, the national team had a much stronger squad. Using the same methodology as the previous year, the team was able to field new reinforcements. Athletes from 03 other states (Paraná, Distrito Federal and Minas Gerais) were drafted to play its second game, this time in the country. Unfortunately, by request of our Uruguayan friends, the game had to be cancelled, causing great disappointment to the athletes and everyone involved with organizing the event.

In the year of 2009, a national tournament first occurred. The best teams from each member state were chosen by the states to represent them in the tournament. The technical commission of the Brazilian team now had an easier job to comparing the abilities of the athletes. In 2013, the Torneio Touchdown had 20 teams, some of them having partnership with famous soccer teams.

There is also a parallel federation with a separate national tournament. However the Brazilian team may draft players from this tournament as well, despite having a lower quality level in general.

The Brazilian team, along with Uruguay and Argentina, recently became members of the international entity IFAF. Link to list of countries members of IFAF the link beside: * [1]

Brazil defeated Uruguay 49-0 on April 26, 2014.Heron Azevedo was named MVP of the game.[1]

The Women's National Team will contest the World category in the months of June and July 2010 in Sweden link on the side: * .br/v3/imprensa/noticias/44 /


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External links

  • Official website
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