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After the gold medal at the World Games in 2017, the title of European champion in 2018 and more than three years of absence on French territory, the French American Football Team is back for a crucial match of the IFAF Nations League at the Delort stadium in Marseille on Sunday October 9 at 2:00 p.m. (Sport broadcast in France)!

Present for the first time in the Marseille city, the French American Football Team is counting on the Marseille public, introduced to American Football via the local club – the Blue Stars of Marseille, to support it in this decisive match. The ticketing is open !

THE FRANCE AMERICAN FOOTBALL TEAM

The Blues, who had not played in front of their public since 2019 (against Serbia in Lille in the IFAF Nations League) are making their comeback on Sunday October 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Delort stadium in Marseille. A historic match since it is the first time that the French American football team will perform in Marseille. An important event according to Jean-Philippe DinglorFrench coach: It’s the first game we’ve played in France for three years. Austria are a great American football nation and the last time we played them was for the title of European champion in 2018. We hope to have the support of the public to allow us to overcome this very important obstacle for the rest of the championship. A victory against Austria would put us in a strong position to qualify for the Final Four. »

On this occasion, the French team will meet on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September in Reims for a first preparation course, before meeting again from Wednesday 5 October for the final preparation which will take place in Aix. -en-Provence until the match on Sunday 9 October in Marseille.

THE BLUES IN MARSEILLE, A FIRST

City of football, Marseille is preparing to welcome the French American Football Team to the Stade Delort, located next to the Stade Vélodrome! A great first for Marseille, which has hosted the Blue Stars of Marseille since 1994, the local club which plays in D1 in the French championship: “We are proud that the French American Football Federation has chosen Marseille and the Blue Stars stadium for the return of the Blues to France! A great opportunity to continue to promote our discipline which has 2000 members in the PACA region. Entertainment on and off the field will be offered before the game for American football fans and the curious who will discover this spectacular sport. Ticket prices, which vary from €8.10 to €25, should allow us to reach a wide audience so that spectators, who will be experiencing their first American Football match, can taste the other side of Marseille football! ” Explain Didier Della GuardiaPresident of the Marseille club.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION FRANCE VS AUSTRIA:

  • When: Sunday, October 9, 2022
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Doors open: 12:30 p.m.
  • Link to the ticket office: https://my.weezevent.com/france-vs-autriche
  • Ticket prices/Nb categories: 3 categories – from 8.10 to 25.00€
  • Address: Stade Delort, 72 rue Raymond Teisseire 13008 Marseille
  • FFA website: https://www.fffa.org

THE IFAF LEAGUE OF NATIONS

The championship includes 17 teams divided into 2 groups : a group A with the 12 best teams and a group B with the other 5.

Group A is made up of 4 divisions of 3 teams. The first 4 of each division are placed in the upper group. The division seconds are placed in the intermediate group and the division thirds are placed in the bottom group.

The winner of the leading group is crowned European champion.

The teams of group B meet with the aim of climbing the European hierarchy in order to be able to compete the following year in the championship of group A, of which France is currently part:

Section A: Italy, Great Britain and Russia.

Section B: Sweden, Serbia and Switzerland.

Division C: Finland, Denmark, Czech Republic.

Division D: Austria, France and Hungary.

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