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Wednesday February 15th, 2017

With the “IFA Fistball World Tour“, the International Fistball Association (IFA) launches a new tournament series this year which will replace the current World Cup as of 2018. This initiative will allow up to eight club teams from across the world to secure wild cards for the tournament’s final round – the World Tour Finals…

Monday February 13th, 2017

As of January 1, 2017, the International Fistball Association (IFA) has as first global sports association its headquarters in Upper Austria, in the City of Linz. Numerous activities have been initiated last year with the goal to achieve IOC recognition. In February 2017, the first Oceania Championships took place between Australia and New Zealand, and…

Sunday January 29th, 2017

Fistball Association of Iran held their first Technical Course in Hamadan. The participants were introduced to the regulations, rules, calendar and talent identification criteria by president Jasem Manouchehri. It was the next milestone for the sport of Fistball in Iran after the association’s General Assembly in late December 2016. IFA is very pleased to see…

Friday December 30th, 2016

GENERAL IDEAS 1. Men ́s and Women ́s World Cups need a new modern structure starting in 2018 with qualifiers staring in 2017. 2. The quality of the events need improvement. 3. Continental cup holders shall continue to be directly qualified for the World Cups. 4. A World Cup Series is established to offer the…

Thursday December 29th, 2016

The year 2017 starts with a milestone for international Fistball. The state of Austria will provide a substantial financial subsidy to run the new IFA office in Linz (Austria). This gave us the opportunity to hire Mr. Christoph Oberlehner as full-time IFA Administrative Director starting from January 2017. With his experience in sport management and…

Wednesday December 21st, 2016

The International Fistball Association is pleased to send you the best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017! Looking back to 2016 we hope you agree that this was a successful year for IFA with the highlights of the IFA 2016 Fistball U18 World Championships in Nuremberg, the IFA 2016 Fistball…

Friday December 9th, 2016

As valid from 1 October 2016 IFA published an updated list of IFA approved fistballs on its website. As new balls the “Unique F300” for men and the “Unique F301” for women and minors are accepted. Both balls are made of synthetic leather and playable as all-weather balls indoor and outdoor. The Theodor Drohnn-Ballfabrik Hubert…

Wednesday December 7th, 2016

From Eric Kindler – Team USA In the world championships in 2015, I came in already interested in playing internationally due to the level of play in the US and lack of structure being unattractive for a competitive fistball player. I knew that traveling and experiencing how another country makes it work would ultimately help…

Monday November 21st, 2016

Women: 1. Duque de Caxias Curitiba 2. Sogipa Porto Alegre 3. Club Manquehue Santiago Men: 1. Sogipa Porto Alegre 2. Merces Curitiba 3. Ginástica Novo Hamburgo

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