By now you're certainly aware of FIFA's World Cup of international futbol going on right now in Brazil, but did you know that's not the only international football competition going right now? Indeed, the IFAF is holding its Under 19 World Championships right now in Kuwait.
The IFAF stands for International Federation of American Football, and it's exactly what it sounds like. Spread across six continents, each of the IFAF's 64 member nations has its own national organization of American football, and they come together every so often to decide a world champion.
Unlike the World Cup, though, American football is not celebrated on the same level globally as futbol. In yesterday's opening round, Austria topped France 24-7, the United States beat Mexico 49-14, Japan defeated Germany 48-20, and Canada bested Kuwait 91-0.
Canada scored 36 points in the opening frame, added 14 in the second quarter, scored 27 in the third quarter, and then hit the 91-point barrier with 9:10 to go in the fourth quarter.
The box score is even more ridiculous. Our friends up north held a 17-1 advantage in first downs, out-rushed Kuwait 177-(-66), held Kuwait to a grand total of four passing yards on 22 attempts, held an absolutely absured 319-24 advantage in quarterback rating, out-gained Kuwait 376-(-62), scored six touchdowns in six red zone chances, all while holding the ball only 15:53 of a possible 48 minutes.
Here is the drive chart:
Considering the outcome of another 91-0 final score from October, I can only assume that a bullying charge from a Kuwait parent is imminent.