The International Bowl, the largest annual international competition in American Football, is set for Jan. 12, 17 and 19 at AT&T Stadium. The 2018 series of games marks the second straight year that players from around the globe have convened in Arlington.
The International Bowl is a collaboration of USA Football and football governing bodies in each competing country. Each International Bowl features a series of practices, team activities, scrimmages and games for four high-school-aged U.S. National Teams as well as U.S. Select Teams.
USA Football and Football Canada are among the 71 national federations that are members of International Federation of American Football. IFAF’s member nations span six continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania and South America.
The bowl series in Arlington will feature 12 games showcasing top players from the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico and the Nordic nations.
Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams says this unique football showcase is great for his community. “The City of Arlington is excited to have USA Football and the International Bowl Series return in January,” Williams says. “Football holds a special place within the fabric of our city, as well as dozens of nations spanning nearly every continent. The International Bowl underscores Arlington’s standing as a global football destination, and we’re honored to host its players, coaches and fans at our world-class AT&T Stadium.”
Here’s the schedule:
Game Day 1: Jan. 12
Game 1: 9:30 a.m. – U.S. Under-14 Stars vs. U.S. Under-14 Stripes
Game 2: 1 p.m. – U.S. Under-17 Stars vs. Football Ontario
Game 3: 4:30 p.m. – U.S. Under-18 Select Team vs. UANL – Mexico
Game 4: 8 p.m. – U.S. Under-19 Select Team vs. Team Nordic
Game Day 2: Jan. 17
Game 5: 9:30 a.m. – U.S. Under-15/14 Stars vs. U.S. Under-15/14 Stripes
Game 6: 1 p.m. – U.S. Under-15 Select Team vs. Mexico
Game 7: 4:30 p.m. – U.S. Under-17 Stripes vs. Team Japan
Game 8: 8 p.m. – U.S. Under-18 National Team vs. Football Canada
Game Day 3: Jan. 19
Game 9: 9:30 a.m. – U.S. Under-16 Select Team vs. Unidad – Mexico
Game 10: 1 p.m. – U.S. Under-16 National Team vs. UANL – Mexico
Game 11: 4:30 p.m. – U.S. Under-17 National Team vs. Team British Columbia
Game 12: 8 p.m. – U.S. Under-19 National Team vs. Team Football Canada
For more: internationalbowlix.com.