Israeli flag football team 370.
(photo credit: AFI/Courtesy)
The Israel men's and women's flag football national teams had much success last
weekend in Walldorf, Germany, at the Big Bowl VII tournament, the largest
European flag football event, including teams from countries such as Germany,
Austria, Denmark, Israel, Venezuela, Ireland, Russia, The United Kingdom,
Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Netherlands and the United States.
Israeli men's team captured first place and the gold medal for the first
time on an international level by beating out 47 other teams.
blue-and-white went undefeated at 8-0, defeating a mixed Danish and Italian team
called the "Barbarians" in the championship game by a slim margin of 14-13.
Israeli women came in a respectable third place, defeating the German
national team to take the bronze. Israel will be hosting the 2014 IFAF Flag
Football World Championships next summer in Jerusalem.