2007 IFAF World Championship

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2007 IFAF World Championship
2007 IFAF World Cup logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host nation  Japan
Dates July 7 – July 15
No. of nations 6
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Japan
Third-place Bronze medal blank.svg  Germany
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The 2007 IFAF World Championship was the third instance of the IFAF World Championship, the quadrennial international American football world championship tournament. It was held July 7–15, 2007 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.

Venues[edit]

Todoroki Athletics Stadium Kawasaki Stadium
Kawasaki, Kanagawa Kawasaki, Kanagawa
25,000 2,700
Todoroki Athletics Stadium.jpg Kawasaki Stadium 2009.jpg

Participants[edit]

Matches[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Played Won Lost Points for Points against
 Japan 2 2 0 96 0
 Sweden 2 1 1 16 62
 France 2 0 2 14 64
1 2 3 4 Total
 France 0 0 0 0 0
 Japan 16 8 15 9 48

at Todoroki Athletics Stadium

  • Date: July 7, 2007
  • Game time: 18:10
  • Game weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 12336
  • Referee: United States Bill LeMonnier
  • Box score
1 2 3 4 Total
 France 7 0 7 0 14
 Sweden 0 7 9 0 16

at Kawasaki Stadium

  • Date: July 10, 2007
  • Game time: 15:00
  • Game weather: Rain
  • Referee: United States Bill LeMonnier
  • Box score
1 2 3 4 Total
 Sweden 0 0 0 0 0
 Japan 21 10 7 10 48

at Kawasaki Stadium

  • Date: July 12, 2007
  • Game time: 19:00
  • Game weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 4093
  • Referee: United States Bill LeMonnier
  • Box score

Group 2[edit]

Team Played Won Lost Points for Points against
 United States 2 2 0 110 7
 Germany 2 1 1 39 35
 South Korea 2 0 2 2 109
1 2 3 4 Total
 Germany 14 5 0 13 32
 South Korea 0 0 2 0 2

at Kawasaki Stadium

  • Date: July 8, 2007
  • Game time: 17:00
  • Game weather: Fine
  • Game attendance: 2632
  • Referee: Sweden Fereed Adus
  • Box score
1 2 3 4 Total
 South Korea 0 0 0 0 0
 United States 28 14 28 7 77

at Kawasaki Stadium

  • Date: July 10, 2007
  • Game time: 19:00
  • Game weather: Rain
  • Game attendance: 2077
  • Referee: Sweden Fereed Adus
  • Box score
1 2 3 4 Total
 United States 16 0 3 14 33
 Germany 0 7 0 0 7

at Kawasaki Stadium

  • Date: July 12, 2007
  • Game time: 15:00
  • Game weather: Cloudy/intermittent rain
  • Referee: Sweden Fereed Adus
  • Box score

5th place[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
 France 0 0 0 0 0
 South Korea 0 0 0 3 3

at Kawasaki Stadium

  • Date: July 14, 2007
  • Game time: 15:00
  • Game weather: Rain
  • Referee: Sweden Fereed Adus
  • Box score

3rd place[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
 Sweden 0 0 0 0 0
 Germany 0 0 7 0 7

at Kawasaki Stadium

  • Date: July 14, 2007
  • Game time: 19:00
  • Game weather: Rain
  • Game attendance: 1943
  • Referee: United States Bill LeMonnier
  • Box score

Final[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
 Japan 0 10 0 7 3 0 20
 United States 7 0 3 7 3 3 23

at Todoroki Athletics Stadium

  • Date: July 15, 2007
  • Game time: 15:10
  • Game weather: Rain
  • Game attendance: 10231
  • Referee: Germany Peter Springwald
  • Box score

The United States competed for the first time in the 2007 IFAF World Cup. Japan was making their third appearance in the finals, winning the previous two World Championships. Japan took a 17-10 lead with seven minutes and seven seconds left in regulation. University of Arizona quarterback Adam Austin guided Team USA with an 11-play, 80-yard drive that ended with the second 5-yard touchdown run by RB Kyle Kasperbauer, to tie the game at 17. IFAF follows the overtime system used by the NCAA, and both teams scored field goals with their first OT possession. In the second overtime, Japan got the ball first but missed a 34-yard field goal attempt. Team USA then reached Japan's 6-yard line. On 4th and one, Craig Coffin kicked the game winning 22-yard field goal, with the final score at 23-20. University of Nebraska-Omaha running back Kyle Kasperbauer was named MVP of the game after scoring two touchdowns and running for 54 yards on 15 carries.

0-7   Kasperbauer  5  yard run (Coffin kick) (1-9:03)
7-7   Kihira       2  yard pass from Tomizawa (Kaneoya kick) (2-10:51)
10-7   Kaneoya      49 yard field goal (2-8:02)
10-10  Coffin       35 yard field goal (3-4:18)
17-10  Mayuzumi     6  yard pass from Tomizawa (Kaneoya kick) (4-7:07)
17-17  Kasperbauer  5  yard run (Coffin kick) (4-2:51)
17-20  Coffin       43 yard field goal (OT1-0:00)
20-20  Kaneoya      25 yard field goal (OT1-0:00)
20-23  Coffin       22 yard field goal (OT2-0:00)

Attendance: 10,231


Team Statistics Japan USA


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First Downs 13 14

Rushing Plays 34 32 Net Yards Rushing 92 128

Attempts-Completions 25-17 12-25 Net Yards Passing 166 109

Fumbles Lost 1 3 Interceptions 1 1

Penalties-Yards 1-15 3-30

Time of Possession 27:45 20:15


Individual Statistics


Rushing: Japan - Furutani 13-61, Ishino 3-15, M. Maeda 4-7, Namiki 2-6, Shimizu 3-5, Tomizawa 2-2, Takata 7-(-4)

USA - Kasperbauer 15-65, Blakowski 10-55, W. Johnson 4-13, Austin 3-(-5)

Passing: Japan - Tomizawa 20-14-140-2-0, Takata 4-3-26-0-1, Nakajima 1-0-0-0-0

USA - Austin 25-12-109-1-0

Receiving: Japan - Hasegawa 3-37, Nakajima 3-29, Furutani 3-23, Shimizu 2-24, Yoneyama 2-12, Mayuzumi 2-11, M. Maeda 1-28, Kihira 1-2

USA - Drenckhahn 5-40, Lewis 2-20, Odom 2/19, Thompson 1-13, Awrey 1-11, Childs 1-6

Winner[edit]

2007 IFAF World Cup Winners
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United States
First Title

Statistics[edit]

Pos Team Games Win Lose Points for Points against Difference
1  United States 3 3 0 133 27 +106
2  Japan 3 2 1 116 23 +93
3  Germany 3 2 1 46 35 +11
4  Sweden 3 1 2 16 69 -53
5  South Korea 3 1 2 5 119 -114
6  France 3 0 3 14 67 -53

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