Thursday, June 9, 2011

The World Championship of American Football 2011 - Vienna, Austria

We've all heard about the World Cup. Some of us have even seen it long enough to realize it's only some over-hyped soccer matches between a few countries corrupt enough to field a team. Well there is another lesser known World Cup that takes place every 4 years as well which might be slightly more interesting to the North American market; The American Football World Cup or the World Championship of American Football as it is called by its 2011 host nation Austria.

Previously held only 3 times with Japan taking home the championship in 1999 and 2003, and the United States winning the cup in 2007, 2011 sees a line up of 8 nations in a two group round-robin tournament. Starting July 8th in Innsbruck, Austria with the kick-off match between the USA and Australia, the following week will see a salvo of grid iron competition between Germany, Mexico, Austria, France, Japan, Canada, Australia and the USA before culminating in the World Championship Final at Ernst-Happel-Stadion in the Austrian capital of Vienna on the 16th of July, 2011.

Ernst-Happel-Stadium, Vienna, Austria.

The schedule and other information can be found at the official website:

A few of us Americans living in Vienna are organizing some tailgating festivities before the final game on July 16th to add some authenticity in the stadium parking lot. All nationalities are welcome and encouraged. You can support us by joining our event on Facebook:

For more details please contact:

Go Team USA!


  1. Maybe you can also give a hint to cheer for team usa at the fangame

  2. I have been doing it like crazy!