The International Federation of American Football has made a statement addressing the postponement of the IFAF Men’s World Championships, which were originally planned to be played in Germany in the year 2023. The International Federation of American Football and the American Football Federation of Germany (AFVD) have reached a consensus to push back the competition to the year 2025.
The United States of America prevailed over Team Japan in the championship match of the most recent IFAF World Championships, which took place in Canton, Ohio, in July of 2015.
The 2019 IFAF World Championships were originally going to take place in Australia, however they have now been shifted to Germany for what are believed to be reasons related to logistics.
Photo courtesy of USA Football/Ed Hall Jr. showing the team that won the 2015 IFAF World Championship gold medal for the United States.
Statement About the IFAF World Championship
Following a risk assessment, the IFAF World Championship (M-Tackle) slated for 2023 has been rescheduled until 2025. they can announce that it will hold talks with AFVD about organizing the tournament in 2025. The International Federation of Associations can certify that those states that have qualified will have their qualification acknowledged in 2025.
Roope Noronen, Director of Competitions of the IFAF:
“It is critical that nations have certainty as we organize for big championships, especially ones that take place over a long period of time.” The current global economic situation creates uncertainty. As a result, after conducting a thorough risk assessment with our partners, we feel it is wise to postpone the event until 2025, and we will begin conversations with AFVD immediately.’
According to an AFVD spokesperson:
‘Germany has a rich record of producing world-class football tournaments. We completely acknowledge that the current global economic crisis presents an economic difficulty for such an event. The AFVD appreciates the chance to discuss the event’s staging with the IFAF in 2025.”