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Football Canada – Men’s team finish in sixth place
Panama City, Panama (August 12, 2018) – On Sunday in Panama City, Panama, the Canadian National Women’s team, led by Head Coach Francois Bougie, won the bronze medal at the 2018 Flag Football World Championships.
 

Earlier in the day , Canada faced Austria in the quarterfinals. Despite a tough challenge from the Austrians, the Canadians advanced to the semi-finals with a 18-13.

 

Next up for the Canadians was a semi-final date with their rivals, the United States.  Unfortunately, Canada fell short and the United States advanced to the gold medal game with a 45-26 victory.

 

Canada faced Mexico in the bronze medal game.  While the Mexicans mounted a competitive battle, the Canadians got past their opponents 19-14.

 

As for the Men’s team, they opened the day in a quarter-final match against Austria.  The Canadians started off strong and headed into halftime with a 19-12 lead over the Austrians.  However, the second half was a see-saw battle between the two teams.  Austria prevailed and moved onto the semi-finals with a 31-26 win.

 

Trying to rebound from the sting of the quarter-final loss, the Canadians squared off against Japan.  Canada cruised to a 32-12 victory over their opponents.

 

In their final game of the day, the Canadian Men faced for the second time in this tournament Israel.  At halftime, Israel led Canada 20-6.  By the end of the game, the Israelis had Canada’s number once again and won 39-12.

 

The Canadian Men’s National Team end their tournament in sixth place.
For streaming information as well as schedule, rosters and information on the event can be found on the event page HERE.
For more information about the event, please visit www.footballcanada.com.

 

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About Football Canada

Established in 1884, Football Canada is the national governing body of amateur football in Canada and a proud member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Working closely with the provincial football associations, we develop programs and resources for players, coaches, officials in the three disciplines of Tackle, Flag and Touch Football. Football Canada’s vision statement is “from playground to stadium” where players can participate in the game of football throughout a lifetime recreationally, competitively and internationally. 
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Ameeta Vohra
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