July 15, 2007
Calbert Notches Four Tackles in Team USA's Double-Overtime Victory Over Japan in World Championship
KAWASAKI, Japan - Former Northwest Missouri State cornerback Diezeas Calbert recorded four tackles in assisting Team USA to the double-overtime 23-20 victory over Japan in the International Federation of American Football World Championship game today from Todoroki Stadium.
The United States won the global title in its first appearance in the tournament. The loss was the first for two-time defending champion Japan since the tournament's inception in 1999.
Calbert was second among Americans with four tackles, gaining one for a loss of five yards in the first overtime period.
Team USA offensive line coach Adam Dorrel, current Northwest offensive coordinator, allowed the American offense to tally 237 yards of total offense, 128 coming on the ground. Dorrel's line protected running back Kyle Kasperbauer, who was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after he ran for 54 yards and two touchdowns in today's contest.
The World Cup of American Football, a global tournament held every two years, consists of six national teams: France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden and the United States. Team USA is managed by USA Football.
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