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    4 years ago American football came to Israel and the IFL was created. ( Israel football league).
    And I fell in love with the game.
    Those days they are talking about NT and playing over seas.
    I wonder, where there are football games around the world besides the NFL?

    Is israel the only country beside USA that football Is playing at , by the same rules?? ( not the rogbi bullshit)

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    Surely not only in Israel and US, I remember betting on it few years ago, I'm far from bein' expert and hardly know the rules, but one guy was givin' tips, so I just followed. It was World Cup or some big tournament of it with few nations involved and Japan was beatin' the crap outta everyone there

    Overall, game is boring and kinda sucks. Rugby is muuuuuuuch better


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    Quote Originally Posted by cscarlos View Post
    4 years ago American football came to Israel and the IFL was created. ( Israel football league).
    And I fell in love with the game.
    Those days they are talking about NT and playing over seas.
    I wonder, where there are football games around the world besides the NFL?

    Is israel the only country beside USA that football Is playing at , by the same rules?? ( not the rogbi bullshit)
    I think Italy, Germany and Japan are a few countries...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    Overall, game is boring and kinda sucks. Rugby is muuuuuuuch better
    Blasphemy!

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    In Poland we have too official ligue

    http://www.pzfa.pl/

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    In Spain we have also an amateur league. I knew one player of the team in my city: Gijn Mariners (the worst one in the league).
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    I use to played Football in Puerto Rico. PR has a semi pro league and high school plus pee wee league.

    Dominican Republic have a football team, PR teams use to travel to DR to play against them, but they (dominican team) did not play in the puertorican league.

    Panama: Has Football, Pee Wee, High School, but dont know about other leagues from there.

    Mexico: Football is big, have it in college, very organize league, some mexicans players play in the NFL.

    Canada: Football is popular there, they have their own profesional league and is call the Canadian Football League. This league, have been around for many, many years. You have canadians playing in the NFL and players like Waren Moon, Doug Flutie just to mention a few, start in Canada before playing in the NFL. Back like in the 50s or 60s, they play friendly games against NFL teams, canadians only get to beat them once.
    Also they have High School and college leagues. They do draft for CFL league.

    Argentina & Uruguay, they also have football league, and the winner of each league play a game to see which has the best team.

    Europe Football? Italy, Germany, Sweden, Spain, France, Russia and other countries.

    Pacific, Australia and New Zealand.

    Asia: Japan: They have a a very organize league, and the championship is televise in all the nation. They also, have the champion of the "profesional league" (not sure is it profesional) and the college champion, I guess they call it the RICE BOWL to the side the champion of the country. Sport very popular in Japan.

    The sport have grow, but its way far in popularity world wide to soccer, Basketball, baseball and others.

    There is a international tournament play every two years I guess. USA always dominate, Canada, has been the runner up, Japan and Mexico compete plus Australia and New Zealand. Japan, Im not sure is it jr or adult tournament lose to USA in the finals by only seven points something like that.

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    Today, start the World Championship of American Football.

    This World Championship is been playing now in Austria. USA already won the first game to Australia 61-0.

    This are the groups:

    Group A

    USA
    Australia
    Mexico
    Germany

    Group B
    Canada
    France
    Japan
    Austria (Host nation)

    Write in Google: World Championship of American Football or go by USA Football web site.

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    Football is Huge in Japan at the Collegiate level.

    and in Mexico the College games are almost full most of the time in Monterey and the DF
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post

    Overall, game is boring and kinda sucks. Rugby is muuuuuuuch better
    ruby is a sport for animals, No much strategy invole is just go out there and hit someone, Football is chess with living peaces. Also in Rugby it takes like a whole hour for the ball to move 2 inches

    Australian Football is better anyways, becuase they retrict the contact and there is not much tackle invole at all and the filed is like 3 times bigger so there is more fluidity on the game. and games finish around the 55 points everytime.


    Quote Originally Posted by cardenales View Post
    Dominican Republic have a football team, PR teams use to travel to DR to play against them, but they (dominican team) did not play in the puertorican league.
    we have a team? what team? i mean a national team? becuase I do know that some Universities here have amateur teams like UNFU and UASD and they are not really organized but we don't have a national team, maybe you played against some amateur clubs over here but that is it.

    I did use to play pickup games after school a long time ago but that is as organized as the sport gets here.

    But we have a couple of Dominicans in the NFL, Luis Castillo of the San Diego Chargers comes to mind, he's pretty good he has been an all pro team and all
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    Quote Originally Posted by cardenales View Post
    Today, start the World Championship of American Football.

    This World Championship is been playing now in Austria. USA already won the first game to Australia 61-0.

    This are the groups:

    Group A

    USA
    Australia
    Mexico
    Germany

    Group B
    Canada
    France
    Japan
    Austria (Host nation)

    Write in Google: World Championship of American Football or go by USA Football web site.
    my favorites to win the championship
    Japan will get Gold
    mexico Silver
    USA bronce
    Canada 4th
    Australia 5th
    France and Austria last, France is probably the worst of them.
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    i hate this shit-who fucking play this?

    just basketball and football(the real one)

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    theres a small group here in the Philippines that plays arena football, flag football and touch football.
    you know why I am happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciscorlie Horford View Post
    ruby is a sport for animals, No much strategy invole is just go out there and hit someone, Football is chess with living peaces. Also in Rugby it takes like a whole hour for the ball to move 2 inches
    Hold on there chief, watch what you say and know the topic you are talking about. There is actaully a lot of strategy involved in rugby. I've played for a few years now and is a lot more organized and thoughtful than you think. Have you ever played or tried to learn the game? Rugby is both physically and mentally demanding. Rugby is just like basketball and football teams, where teams make and use set plays when on attack and set up an organized defense. As much as I grew up, played, and loved basketball and football and hockey, rugby is the most team oriented and technical game I've played. I played high school football, a little basketball and none were as fun or demanding or required more of an individual and a team than rugby.

    Back to the topic of American football, it seems to be really popular in Europe.

    European ations that play/have leagues include Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Norway, the UK, Belarus, Serbia, Poland, and Switzerland (may have missed a couple). In Asia it is domianted by Japan. South Korea also play contact, but lost 76-0 in qualifying to Japan earlier this year. India, Philippines, Thailand, and Israel I know play at least touch/flag football.
    Oceania is Australia, New Zealand, and American Samoa (as far as I know may be more).
    The Americas: USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Panama, Uruguay, Chile, Honduras...basically all North and Central America and most of South America is starting to play.
    Even Africa I think recently had a little camp/session.

    Also not only a male driven sport, as there are competitive internaitonal womens programs. Recently was the womens World Cup (full pads like men) and touch/flag championships...starting to grow.
    Fun game, lot of strategy and preperation goes into competitive play...it's downfall is the cost (equipment, ect.) and useable playing space (are soccer/rugby people willing to let American football players use their field or are they going to have to find a plot of land and work from there)
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    World Senior Championship is held every 4 years...the Junior World Cup was to be held every 2 yrs and this is supposed to be the year it is held, but i do not have any info on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usausa View Post
    World Senior Championship is held every 4 years...the Junior World Cup was to be held every 2 yrs and this is supposed to be the year it is held, but i do not have any info on it.
    World Sr Championships are held since 1999.
    The first ch'ship was held in Palermo (I) and Japan won vs Mexico (Italy took the 4th place after Sweden).
    Again Japan defeated Mexico for the first place in 2003, when the championship was played in Germany.
    Finally in 2007 USA beat host country Japan 23-20 in OT.

    In the second game of 2011 Austria championship Mexico defeated European champions of Germany 22-15.

    Afaik no pro players are included in the rosters.

    Concerning junior play, early in February this year a USA U19 NT defeated 21-14 a World Team, but don't know if it's the Junior WC you were mentioning.
    http://www.usavworld.com/2011/2011/0...-14-in-austin/

    P.S. American Football is known and played in Italy but not as much as Rugby or even Baseball.

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    Well, I see I was wrong

    From now on this thread will be on the title.

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    In Serbia theres national league (semi-pro) since 2003, also this year Kragujevac Wild Boars played in final of EFAF cup (same like UEFA Europa League in "real football"), just organisation of that final was horrible as i heard, European Federation of American Football was talking how final need to be held at stadium with good infrastructure and everything, and Wild Boars offered Kragujevac city stadium which is very big and nice, with everything they were asking, and they choosed their opponets court in London, which is some playground in some park, without any stand or internet connection at least and awful terrain. Just to show how some countries (and their teams) are still treated very bad and unequal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usausa View Post
    World Senior Championship is held every 4 years...the Junior World Cup was to be held every 2 yrs and this is supposed to be the year it is held, but i do not have any info on it.
    According to the IFAF website the next one will be held in 2012, and then every two years after that.
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    Football in Puerto Rico is not new, as I know, started around 1969.

    I play it in the 70,s, we have Football in high school since the early 70's as well Pee Wee Football. College no exist, semi pro since the mid 80's.

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