IFAF World Championships

The United States takes on the world.

The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) is the international governing body for American football and is responsible for all regulatory, competition, performance and development aspects of the game on a global level. The U.S. sends teams to compete in multiple divisions, including Women’s Tackle and U-19 Men as well as Men and Women’s Flag.


The IFAF Under-19 World Championship is an international football championship tournament that awards gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top three competitors from around the world. Taking place every two years, the U.S. National Team sends the best athletes to vie for the world champion title.


Every two years men's and women's flag teams gather from all over the globe to compete for the top spot at the IFAF World Championships. Back in 2018, both Men's and Women's U.S. National Team competed in Panama where they were crowned champions.

*Like many sports events, the 2020 IFAF World Championships in Denmark, was rescheduled with the new date and location still being determined.

Looking ahead to July 2022, flag football will be making its debut at The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama along-side 32 other sports. The Women's and Men's U.S National Teams are seeking to defend their 2018 title.

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Taking place every four years, the IFAF Women’s World Championship brings together teams from across the world to compete for the gold. The women’s U.S National Team currently holds the gold after winning the 2017 games in Langley, B.C., Canada.