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Japan national American football team


Japan national American football team

Japan 日本
Association JAFA
Region Asia (AFAF)
Founded 1984
Colors Red, White
First international
 Japan 24–14  Sweden
(Palermo, Italy; June 28, 1999)
Biggest win
 Japan 88–0  South Korea
(Osaka, Japan; February 23, 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Japan 27–31  Canada
(Graz, Austria; July 13, 2011)
IFAF World Championship
Appearances 4 (first in 1999)
Best result (1999, 2003)
Japan national American football team
Medal record
Men’s American football
Competitor for  Japan
World Championship
Gold 1999 Italy Team Competition
Gold 2003 Germany Team Competition
Silver 2007 Japan Team Competition
Bronze 2011 Austria Team Competition

The Japan national American football team represents Japan in international American football competitions. The team is controlled by the Japan American Football Association, and has been one of the world's strongest international teams since it began participating regularly in international tournaments in the 1990s, and currently possesses the same amount of American Football World Cups as the United States[1] (1999,2003).

Japan won the inaugural 1999 IFAF World Championship, won again in 2003.[2] In 2007 they advanced to the final, losing to the United States 23–20 in overtime.[3][4][5] In 2010 Japan beat Germany 24–14 in the inaugural Germany-Japan Bowl.[6] On February 2011, Japan bested South Korea (76–0) to qualify for the 2011 IFAF World Championship.[7]

IFAF World Championship record

Year Position GP W L PF PA
1999 1st 3 3 0 84 14
2003 1st 2 2 0 57 20
2007 2nd 3 2 1 116 23
2011 3rd 4 3 1 103 61
2015 Qualified

2011 IFAF World Championship Roster

See also


  1. ^ "IFAF Competition". IFAF. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "U.S. edges Japan to win football World Cup".  
  4. ^ "U.S. wins American football title".  
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External links

  • (Japanese) Japan American football national team Official website

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