Japan national American football team
|Men’s American football|
|Competitor for Japan|
|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 (1999,2003).
Japan won the inaugural 1999 IFAF World Championship, won again in 2003. In 2007 they advanced to the final, losing to the United States 23–20 in overtime. In 2010 Japan beat Germany 24–14 in the inaugural Germany-Japan Bowl. On February 2011, Japan bested South Korea (76–0) to qualify for the 2011 IFAF World Championship.
IFAF World Championship record
2011 IFAF World Championship Roster
Japan National American Football Team roster
- "IFAF Competition". IFAF. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
- "U.S. edges Japan to win football World Cup". Bangor Daily News. July 16, 2007. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- "U.S. wins American football title". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. July 15, 2007. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- (Japanese) Japan American football national team Official website
- Official facebook
- Official twitter
|This American football team article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|