La suerte está decidida para Bahamas 2016

March 28th, 2016

Freeport, Bahamas (AFFP)- Este fin de semana se llevó a cabo el sorteo de grupos para el Mundial Flag Football de IFAF 2016 (en adelante “IFAF FFWC”), el cual se realizará del 8 al 11 de septiembre de 2016, en la Ciudad de Freeport en Grand Bahamas, Bahamas.

El sorteo se realizó con la participación de Mikael Roos (Tournament Director), Richard McLean (Chairman of IFAF Americas),  LaLisa Anthony (President of Bahamas Football Federation) y Standford Duhaney (LOC Teams Operations Manager).

Como resultado del sorteo, en la rama masculina Panamá quedó ubicada en el Grupo B y tendrá como rivales en la primera fase de grupos a: Austria, Bahamas, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand y USA.

En la rama femenina, todo dependerá del resultado del Pre-Mundial que se realizará en Panamá del 29 de abril al 1ro de mayo en donde se decidirán los 2 cupos restantes para terminar de conformar los 12 equipos.

 

A continuación, un extracto del comunicado de IFAF con la explicación de como fueron conformados los grupos:

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Top 3 teams from last FFWC was automatically qualified to this tournament and together with the host, Bahamas, are placed in group 1.

Group 2 consists teams ranked nr. 1 in their continent.

Group 3 consists teams ranked nr. 2. In the women’s tournament it also consists the teams ranked nr. 3

Group 4 consists teams ranked nr. 3 and 4 in their continent (Only men’s tournament has group 4)

Some teams have denied participation and therefore the ranking may not be the same as the continental ranking, or teams automatically qualified might be higher ranked.
Some teams are filling a spot for another continent that weren’t able to fill their spot.

 The drawing groups was as following:

Women Men
Group 1 Bahamas Bahamas
USA Mexico
Canada USA
Austria Italy
Group 2 Denmark Great Britain
Japan Japan
Americas Q2 New Zealand
Mexcio Canada
France Denmark
Group 3 Americas Q1 Panama
Israel Austria
Germany Kuwait
Group 4 Guatemala
Germany
Korea
Israel

 

 The official grouping of FFWC 2016:

 

Women’s tournament

Group A (in alphabetic order)

Americas Q2*

Austria

Bahamas

Denmark

Israel

Mexico

Group B (in alphabetic order)

Americas Q1*

Canada

France

Germany

Japan

USA

* Americas will hold a qualifying tournament 29th of April to 1st of May with Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama competing for the two spots. The winner is “Americas Q1” and the runner up is “Americas Q2”.

 Men’s tournament

Group A (in alphabetic order)

Canada

Denmark

Great Britain

Guatemala

Italy

Korea

Kuwait

Mexico

Group B (in alphabetic order)

Austria

Bahamas

Germany

Israel

Japan

New Zealand

Panama

USA

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