The Great British Lions will take on Denmark for fifth place at this summer’s IFAF European Championships, with the game kicking off at 090:00am British time.
Both the Lions and Team Denmark have struggled to establish themselves at this year’s championship, coming in as sixth and fifth seeds respectively and unable to gain traction against the top national sides in Europe.
While the Lions held their own against hosts Finland during the second half of the two teams’ opening fixture, they found themselves simply unable to take advantage of opportunities against an impressive French outfit – time and again settling to field goals while the French took long scores over the top of the Lions defence, the game finishing with a lopsided 42-9 scoreline.
Denmark meanwhile were overpowered in their opener by #1 seed, Austria, before looking to have potential to cause an upset in their second fixture. They took an early 14-0 lead over fourth-seeds Sweden, before their Scandinavian neighbours dominated the middle of the game, rounding out 30-20 victors thanks to the strong QB-WR connection between domestic-league teammates Philip Juhlin and Jocob Dahre of the Carlstadt Crusaders – a pairing Britball fans will be all too familiar with, having found similar success against the Phoenix in this year’s NEFL.
Elsewhere, the dominant French offence led them to victory over Finland, while Austra marched to a rampant 40-3 win over Sweden, setting up the top two seeds to go toe-to-toe in this year’s European Championship Final, later on Saturday.
Both Denmark and GB will come into Saturday Morning’s game eager to justify their place at this year’s Championship with a win and if the Lions can finally find consistency beyond the flashes of quality play they’ve shown this summer? They’ve got a very real chance of taking the W here.
Want to Watch?
The game kicks off at 0900 BST and you can get involved by watching LIVE!
To watch the game head to http://ifaf.yaretv.com/register to register with the streaming site, then head on over to http://ifaf.yaretv.com/watch/5th-place-game-europe to watch the game!
You can join in the conversation with #EC2018Finland and stay up to speed with live stats over at http://jenkkifutis2018.fi
Sunday 5 August