IFAF Europe Champions League 2016 regular part of the season is behind us, and, we’re moving straight ahead to the Final Four! Wroclaw Panthers (Poland), Istanbul Koc Rams (Turkey), Milan Seamen (Italy) and, last but not least, Vienna Danube Dragons (Austria) will be competing in this year’s Final Four!
This time around, 3 out of 4 teams are teams that made their debut in the CL this year, and it’s safe to say that one of the biggest surprises of the season are Koc Rams, who managed to out-play current CL champions Carlstad Crusaders. Speaking of, Crusaders didn’t advance to the Final Four, as well as the last year finalists – Belgrade SBB Vukovi.
Now, that all the Final Four participants are known, IFAF Europe is proud to announce that IFAF Europe Competition Committee has granted the hosting rights to Wroclaw Panthers and the city of Wroclaw!
– IFAF Europe Competition Committee decided to give the hosting rights to the Panthers and the city of Wroclaw, since their offer was the best for participants and fans. We are certain that we will have a great weekend of football, as Poland has been known for organizing outstanding events in the past. – says Mr. Nikolaus Jellinek, IFAF Europe Competition Committee Chairman.
IFAF Europe Champions League 2016 Final Four is scheduled for July 22-24, with two matches on Friday, 22nd; and the championship game on Sunday – 24th.
Jakub Glogowski, Wroclaw Panthers General Manager is very excited about the task ahead of the team – Starting the season our plan was to win at least one game. Winning the group and then being granted the hosting rights is a coronation of why we are building this club. Wroclaw deserves to have a European quality program and we want to show that Poland is starting to be an important point for American football. We will do our best to make this tournament a memorable one.
Games scheduled for Friday, July 22nd:
(2) Milan SEAMEN – (3) Istanbul Koc RAMS
(1) Wroclaw PANTHERS – (4) Vienna DANUBE DRAGONS