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 other year men and women from across the globe travel to compete at the IFAF Flag Football World Championships. The Men’s and Women’s U.S. National Teams will travel to Denmark for the 2020 World Championships, where both the men and women will look to defend their title from Panama in 2018.

The Men’s and Women’s Preliminary Teams will be competing in a friendly international competition in January, 2020 in Arlington, TX at International Bowl.


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.