IFAF Moves 2014 Flag Football World Championship from Israel to Italy

July 29, 2014

The International Federation of American Football (IFAF), American football’s international governing body, has voted in favor of changing the 2014 IFAF Flag Football World Championship host form Israel to Italy. 

Last week, the IFAF voted to postpone the Championships due to safety concerns in the previously designated host country, Israel. The recent and ongoing conflict between Gaza and Israel, combined with the last week’s flight bans to Israel from numerous nations’ airlines, had cast a dangerous shadow over the games.

An IFAF statement read: “The event will be hosted in Italy between September 10 -12. IFAF is working with the national federations to confirm the countries that will be participating in the World Championsip.” 

“IFAF recognizes the short-term change and will try to help to ensure the most national teams can participate in the event.”