EFAF European Federation of American Football Eurobowl 1998

EFAF European Federation of American Football Logo / References: [1]

Schedule

EFAF European Federation of American Football Eurobowl 1998

Recap

Hamburg Blue Devils won their third Eurobowl title in a row in 1998, after gaining a bye into the Semi-Finals and defeating first fellow German team Braunschweig Lions 24-14, and then in Eurobowl XII La Corneuve Flash from Paris, France 38-19 in Eurobowl XII, held the day after American Independence Day. The other Semi-Final saw La Corneuve Flash defeat Finland’s Helsinki Roosters 47-30. In all seven National Champions entered Europe’s most prestigious tournament for teams with mainly European National players. Austria’s Levi’s Graz Giants, Stockholm Mean Machine from Sweden and Italy’s Bologna Phoenix had been eliminated in the Quarter-Finals [2].

ABOUT THE EUROBOWL

The Eurobowl is the most prestigious American Football Tournament in Europe for the Champions of Europe’s National Leagues. First played in 1986 it is Europe’s version of the Super Bowl. Ireland’s Champions were not represented in 1998 after having withdrawn from the European Federation of American Football in 1992.

IMAGES

[1] American Football International (2013) EFAF Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/EFAF_logo.gif [Accessed 30 August 2017]

References

[2] SAJL (2002) Amerikkalaisen Jalkapollon Vuosikirija 2002 [Internet] Available from: https://sajl-fi-bin.directo.fi/@Bin/bed8392ef17f2e1c6a34e267defc200a/1586084220/application/pdf/2289128/sajl%20vuosikirja%202002.pdf [Accessed 5 April 2020]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Ralph Schmeer (IAFOA)

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