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2007 IFAF World Championship

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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.

2007 IFAF World Championship
2007 IFAF World Cup logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host nation Japan
DatesJuly 7 – July 15
No. of nations6
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Japan
Third-place Bronze medal blank.svg Germany
2003
2011

Contents

VenuesEdit

ParticipantsEdit

MatchesEdit

Group 1Edit

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 34Total
  France 0 0 000
  Japan 16 8 15948

at Todoroki Athletics Stadium

  • Date: July 7, 2007
  • Game time: 18:10
  • Game weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 12336
  • Referee:   Bill LeMonnier
  • Box score
1 2 34Total
  France 7 0 7014
  Sweden 0 7 9016

at Kawasaki Stadium

  • Date: July 10, 2007
  • Game time: 15:00
  • Game weather: Rain
  • Referee:   Bill LeMonnier
  • Box score
1 2 34Total
  Sweden 0 0 000
  Japan 21 10 71048

at Kawasaki Stadium

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

Group 2Edit

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 34Total
  Germany 14 5 01332
  South Korea 0 0 202

at Kawasaki Stadium

  • Date: July 8, 2007
  • Game time: 17:00
  • Game weather: Fine
  • Game attendance: 2632
  • Referee:   Fereed Adus
  • Box score
1 2 34Total
  South Korea 0 0 000
  United States 28 14 28777

at Kawasaki Stadium

  • Date: July 10, 2007
  • Game time: 19:00
  • Game weather: Rain
  • Game attendance: 2077
  • Referee:   Fereed Adus
  • Box score
1 2 34Total
  United States 16 0 31433
  Germany 0 7 007

at Kawasaki Stadium

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

5th placeEdit

1 2 34Total
  France 0 0 000
  South Korea 0 0 033

at Kawasaki Stadium

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

3rd placeEdit

1 2 34Total
  Sweden 0 0 000
  Germany 0 0 707

at Kawasaki Stadium

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

FinalEdit

1 2 34OT2OTTotal
  Japan 0 10 073020
  United States 7 0 373323

at Todoroki Athletics Stadium

  • Date: July 15, 2007
  • Game time: 15:10
  • Game weather: Rain
  • Game attendance: 10231
  • Referee:   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

WinnerEdit

2007 IFAF World Cup Winners
 
United States
First Title

StatisticsEdit

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 5 109 -104
6   France 3 0 3 14 67 -53

External linksEdit