2014 World Lacrosse Championship

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The 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship was held July 10–19, 2014 in Commerce City, Colorado, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids soccer team.[1] 38 nations participated over 142 games. Nine nations--Belgium, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Israel, Russia, Thailand, Turkey, and Uganda--all competed in the event for the first time.[2]

In the championship game on July 19, 2014, Canada captured its third gold medal after upsetting the United States 8-5 in front of 11,861 fans.[3] Canadian goalie Dillon Ward was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player after he made 10 saves in the championship game, becoming the first goalie to ever receive the honor.[4]

The Iroquois Nationals finished third after defeating Australia 16-5 in the third-place game. It marked the first time the Iroquois ever earned a podium finish at the World Lacrosse Championship, as well as the first time the Australians failed to earn a medal.[5]

World Lacrosse Festival[edit]

A FIL World Lacrosse Festival was once again being run alongside the FIL World Championships and was open to boys' and men's lacrosse teams from around the world to participate in the youth and master's divisions of the Festival.[6]

Ticketing[edit]

Full-event ticket packages were divided into gold, silver and bronze packages. Each package included access to 142 world championship games, the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony, the International Village and the Vendor Village. Four days of the event were played in the 18,000-seat stadium at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and two turf fields included grandstand seating. Tickets were required for all world championship games at the park, both games in the stadium and games at the surrounding fields.[7]

  • Gold: $240; Midfield reserved seating for all stadium games in East and West stands. Guaranteed bleacher seating for Main Turf Field games. General admission access for all other fields.
  • Silver: $190; Reserved seating for all stadium games in East and West stands. General admission access for all other fields.
  • Bronze: $140; Reserved seating for all stadium games either in corners, or in South and North stands (end zone). General admission access for all other fields.


Partial-event ticket packages went on sale 12 June 2014. [7]

  • Championship Weekend: Includes all games on July 17-18-19, including the semifinals in the stadium on Thursday, July 17, the championship game and closing ceremony on Saturday, July 19. Gold: $174, Silver: $144, Bronze: $94.
  • Opening Night: Includes the opening ceremony on Thursday, July 10, followed by the U.S. - Canada round-robin game. Gold: $85, Silver: $65, Bronze: $50.
  • Blue Division Stadium Doubleheader: Includes all 18 games on Friday, July 11, including a doubleheader in the stadium featuring Australia-Japan and England-Iroquois Nationals. Gold: $50, Silver: $40, Bronze: $30.
  • Single Day Non-Stadium Games: Includes up to 19 games per day for the dates not played in the stadium - July 12, July 13, July 14, July 15, July 16 and July 18. General Admission: $30.

Pool Play[edit]

All times are Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-6)

For the pool play phase of the tournament, nations were separated into nine groups. The countries with the top six rankings--Australia, Canada, England, Iroquois, Japan, and the United States--competed in the Blue Division; the top four teams in this division advanced to the quarterfinals or semifinals automatically.

Blue Division[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Advanced to Championship Bracket Semifinals
Advanced to Championship Bracket Quarterfinals
Advanced to Classification brackets
Team
Pld W L GF GA GD
United States United States 5 5 0 85 23 +62
Canada Canada 5 4 1 71 28 +43
Iroquois Iroquois 5 3 2 64 50 +14
Australia Australia 5 2 3 45 60 −15
Japan Japan 5 1 4 41 91 −50
England England 5 0 5 27 81 −54
10 July 2014
United States United States 10–7 Canada Canada Report
11 July 2014
Australia Australia 14–13 (3OT) Japan Japan
England England 4–15 Iroquois Iroquois
12 July 2014
Japan Japan 9–24 Iroquois Iroquois
Australia Australia 7–16 United States United States
Canada Canada 23–3 England England
13 July 2014
United States United States 21–3 Japan Japan Report
Iroquois Iroquois 8–9 Canada Canada Report
England England 7–10 Australia Australia Report
14 July 2014
Japan Japan 3–20 Canada Canada
England England 1–20 United States United States
Iroquois Iroquois 12–10 Australia Australia
15 July 2014
England England 12–13 (OT) Japan Japan
Iroquois Iroquois 5–18 United States United States
Australia Australia 4–12 Canada Canada

Green Division[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Advanced to the Play-In Games Top Bracket
Pld W L GF GA GD
Netherlands Netherlands 3 2 1 44 24 +20
Italy Italy 3 2 1 40 28 +12
Norway Norway 3 2 1 41 28 +13
China China 3 0 3 12 57 –45
11 July 2014
Netherlands Netherlands 19–4 China China
Italy Italy 14–9 Norway Norway
12 July 2014
Norway Norway 12–11 (OT) Netherlands Netherlands
China China 5–18 Italy Italy
13 July 2014
Netherlands Netherlands 14–8 Italy Italy Report
China China 3–20 Norway Norway Report

Grey Division[edit]

Pld W L GF GA GD
Czech Republic Czech Republic 3 3 0 39 12 +27
Poland Poland 3 2 1 40 17 +23
Turkey Turkey 3 1 2 21 23 –2
Costa Rica Costa Rica 3 0 3 4 52 –48
11 July 2014
Czech Republic Czech Republic 12–3 Turkey Turkey
Poland Poland 23–1 Costa Rica Costa Rica
12 July 2014
Turkey Turkey 7–9 Poland Poland
Costa Rica Costa Rica 1–18 Czech Republic Czech Republic
13 July 2014
Czech Republic Czech Republic 9–8 Poland Poland
Turkey Turkey 11–2 Costa Rica Costa Rica Report

Orange Division[edit]

Pld W L GF GA GD
Israel Israel 3 3 0 55 8 +47
Sweden Sweden 3 2 1 43 33 +10
Slovakia Slovakia 3 1 2 26 41 –15
South Korea Korea 3 0 3 13 55 –42
11 July 2014
Sweden Sweden 4–19 Israel Israel
Slovakia Slovakia 15–6 South Korea Korea
12 July 2014
Korea South Korea 5–21 Sweden Sweden
Israel Israel 17–2 Slovakia Slovakia
13 July 2014
Israel Israel 19–2 South Korea Korea Report
Sweden Sweden 18–9 Slovakia Slovakia

Plum Division[edit]

Pld W L GF GA GD
New Zealand New Zealand 3 3 0 48 12 +36
Wales Wales 3 2 1 26 17 +9
Russia Russia 3 1 2 12 28 –16
Argentina Argentina 3 0 3 6 35 –29
11 July 2014
Wales Wales 10–2 Russia Russia
New Zealand New Zealand 19–2 Argentina Argentina
12 July 2014
Wales Wales 11–2 Argentina Argentina
Russia Russia 5–16 New Zealand New Zealand
13 July 2014
Wales Wales 5–13 New Zealand New Zealand
Russia Russia 5–2 Argentina Argentina

Red Division[edit]

Pld W L GF GA GD
Germany Germany 3 3 0 53 8 +45
Hong Kong Hong Kong 3 2 1 26 42 –16
Austria Austria 3 1 2 28 34 –6
Belgium Belgium 3 0 3 14 37 –23
11 July 2014
Hong Kong Hong Kong 13–12 (OT) Austria Austria
Germany Germany 12–4 Belgium Belgium
12 July 2014
Austria Austria 2–20 Germany Germany
Hong Kong Hong Kong 11–9 Belgium Belgium
13 July 2014
Belgium Belgium 1–14 Austria Austria
Germany Germany 21–2 Hong Kong Hong Kong Report

Turquoise Division[edit]

Pld W L GF GA GD
Finland Finland 3 3 0 55 4 +51
Mexico Mexico 3 2 1 29 34 −5
Spain Spain 3 1 2 25 34 –9
Colombia Colombia 3 0 3 8 45 –37
11 July 2014
Finland Finland 19–0 Colombia Colombia
Spain Spain 10–14 Mexico Mexico
12 July 2014
Colombia Colombia 2–14 Spain Spain
Finland Finland 18–3 Mexico Mexico
13 July 2014
Colombia Colombia 6–12 Mexico Mexico Report
Finland Finland 18–1 Spain Spain Report

White Division[edit]

Pld W L GF GA GD
Scotland Scotland 3 3 0 61 16 +45
Switzerland Switzerland 3 2 1 27 32 −5
Latvia Latvia 3 1 2 26 38 –12
Thailand Thailand 3 0 3 21 49 –28
11 July 2014
Latvia Latvia 5–10 Switzerland Switzerland
Scotland Scotland 24–3 Thailand Thailand
12 July 2014
Switzerland Switzerland 6–20 Scotland Scotland
Thailand Thailand 11–14 Latvia Latvia
13 July 2014
Thailand Thailand 7–11 Switzerland Switzerland
Scotland Scotland 17–7 Latvia Latvia

Yellow Division[edit]

Pld W L GF GA GD
Republic of Ireland Ireland 3 3 0 53 11 +42
Bermuda Bermuda 3 2 1 28 26 +2
France France 3 1 2 21 33 –12
Uganda Uganda 3 0 3 8 40 –32
11 July 2014
Bermuda Bermuda 9–7 France France
Ireland Republic of Ireland 17–1 Uganda Uganda Only 61:54 of 80 mins played due to weather stoppage
12 July 2014
Uganda Uganda 5–14 Bermuda Bermuda
France France 5–22 Republic of Ireland Ireland
13 July 2014
Uganda Uganda 2–9 France France
Ireland Republic of Ireland 14–5 Bermuda Bermuda Report

Play-in games[edit]

Play-in games were played between the teams of all groups except Blue.

Championship bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
16 July
Semifinals
17 July
Final
19 July
   
Canada Canada 12  
Scotland Scotland 8  
Iroquois Iroquois 6    
Iroquois Iroquois 10  
  Canada Canada 8
 
    United States United States 5
United States United States 22
Israel Israel 8  
Australia Australia 3  
Australia Australia 9  
3rd place game
19 July
 
Iroquois Iroquois 16
Australia Australia 5

Classification brackets[edit]

5th to 8th place[edit]

Despite falling to rival England in the fifth-place game, Scotland earned its best-ever finish at the championships by placing sixth. The Scottish team defeated Japan in the previous contest, and are expected to replace the Japanese in the elite Blue Division at the next world championship tournament.[8]

Playing in its first-ever world championships, Israel very nearly duplicated Scotland's feat, twice narrowly falling in games that could have advanced the team into the Blue Division. After reaching the quarterfinals, the Israelis led Australia in the third quarter before dropping a tough 9-8 decision.[9] Then in a placement round game, Israel made a dramatic comeback to push England to overtime before suffering a 10-9 setback.[10] Israel finished seventh after defeating Blue Division squad Japan.


Play-in games
16 July
5th to 8th place games
17 July
5th place game
19 July
   
Scotland Scotland (OT) 10  
New Zealand New Zealand 8  
Japan Japan 9    
Japan Japan 17  
  Scotland Scotland 13
 
    England England 15
Israel Israel 9
Germany Germany 3  
England England (OT) 10  
England England 15  
7th place game
18 July
 
Japan Japan 10
Israel Israel 15

9th to 12th Place[edit]

Play-in games
16 July
9th to 12th place games
17 July
9th place game
18 July
   
Germany Germany 13  
Sweden Sweden 8  
Sweden Sweden 10    
Finland Finland 4  
  Germany Germany 8
 
    Republic of Ireland Ireland 6
New Zealand New Zealand 10
Switzerland Switzerland 6  
Republic of Ireland Ireland 12  
Republic of Ireland Ireland 13  
11th place game
18 July
 
Sweden Sweden 8
New Zealand New Zealand 6

13th to 16th Place[edit]

13th to 16th place games
17 July
13th place game
18 July
 Finland Finland  15  
 Netherlands Netherlands  6  
 
     Finland Finland  11
   Czech Republic Czech Republic  7
15th place game
18 July
 Switzerland Switzerland  2  Netherlands Netherlands  6
 Czech Republic Czech Republic  8    Switzerland Switzerland  9

17th to 20th place[edit]

Play-in games
16 July
17th to 20th place games
17 July
17th place game
18 July
   
Poland Poland 14  
Turkey Turkey 3  
Italy Italy (3OT) 15    
Italy Italy 11  
  Italy Italy 6
 
    Wales Wales 18
Wales Wales (3OT) 16
Latvia Latvia 19  
Latvia Latvia 15  
Hong Kong Hong Kong 9  
19th place game
18 July
 
Poland Poland 7
Latvia Latvia 17

21st to 24th Place[edit]

21st to 24th place games
17 July
21st place game
18 July
 Turkey Turkey  9  
 Mexico Mexico  4  
 
     Turkey Turkey  4
   Hong Kong Hong Kong  10
23rd place game
18 July
 Hong Kong Hong Kong  14  Mexico Mexico  12
 Bermuda Bermuda  13    Bermuda Bermuda  8

25th to 28th place[edit]

Play-in games
16 July
25th to 28th place games
17 July
25th place game
18 July
   
Slovakia Slovakia 6  
Belgium Belgium 8  
Belgium Belgium 3    
Russia Russia 4  
  Slovakia Slovakia 3
 
    Norway Norway 14
Norway Norway (OT) 11
Thailand Thailand 7  
Austria Austria 10  
Austria Austria 10  
27th place game
18 July
 
Belgium Belgium 7
Austria Austria 6

29th to 32nd Place[edit]

29th to 32nd place games
17 July
29th place game
18 July
 Russia Russia  5  
 Spain Spain  9  
 
     Spain Spain  6
   Thailand Thailand  12
31st place game
18 July
 Thailand Thailand  14  Russia Russia  7
 France France  4    France France  15

33rd to 38th place[edit]

33rd to 36th place games
17 July
33rd place game
18 July
 Uganda Uganda  11  
 Argentina Argentina  5  
 
     Uganda Uganda  7
   China China  14
35th place
18 July game
 South Korea Korea  15  Argentina Argentina  7
 China China  16    South Korea Korea  10
37th place game
17 July
     
Costa Rica Costa Rica 4
Colombia Colombia 11

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Div Pld W L GF GA GD
1st Canada Canada 2 7 6 1 91 39 +52
2nd United States United States 1 7 6 1 112 34 +78
3rd Iroquois Iroquois 3 8 5 3 96 75 +21
4 Australia Australia 4 8 3 5 62 106 -44
5 England England 6 8 3 5 67 106 -39
6 Scotland Scotland 1 8 6 2 117 68 +49
7 Israel Israel 1 8 6 2 120 47 +73
8 Japan Japan 5 8 2 6 77 124 -47
9 Germany Germany 1 8 6 2 87 59 +28
10 Republic of Ireland Ireland 1 8 6 2 105 63 +42
11 Sweden Sweden 2 8 6 2 94 63 +31
12 New Zealand New Zealand 1 8 4 4 98 75 +23
13 Finland Finland 1 8 6 2 98 40 +58
14 Czech Republic Czech Republic 1 7 4 3 69 46 +23
15 Switzerland Switzerland 2 8 5 3 63 67 -4
16 Netherlands Netherlands 1 7 2 5 72 69 +3
17 Wales Wales 2 7 5 2 81 52 29
18 Italy Italy 2 8 5 3 97 89 +8
19 Latvia Latvia 3 8 5 3 113 81 +32
20 Poland Poland 2 7 3 4 78 59 +19
21 Hong Kong Hong Kong 2 8 5 3 78 103 -25
22 Turkey Turkey 3 8 4 4 50 55 -5
23 Mexico Mexico 2 7 3 4 58 72 -14
24 Bermuda Bermuda 2 7 2 5 64 86 -22
25 Norway Norway 3 7 5 2 88 63 +25
26 Slovakia Slovakia 3 7 3 4 57 70 -13
27 Belgium Belgium 4 8 4 4 60 61 -1
28 Austria Austria 3 8 3 5 71 70 +1
29 Thailand Thailand 4 8 4 4 81 82 -1
30 Spain Spain 3 7 2 5 49 83 -34
31 France France 3 7 2 5 50 76 -26
32 Russia Russia 3 8 2 6 46 80 -34
33 China China 4 7 3 4 61 101 -40
34 Uganda Uganda 4 7 2 5 40 78 -38
35 South Korea Korea 4 7 2 5 70 91 -21
36 Argentina Argentina 4 7 1 6 38 71 -33
37 Colombia Colombia 4 6 1 5 28 74 -46
38 Costa Rica Costa Rica 4 6 0 6 15 104 -89

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given out at the end of the tournament.[4]
MVP: Canada Dillon Ward (Canada)
Outstanding Attackman: United States Rob Pannell (United States)
Outstanding Midfielder: United States Paul Rabil (United States)
Outstanding Defenseman: United States Tucker Durkin (United States)
Outstanding Goalie: Canada Dillon Ward (Canada)

All-World Team[edit]

The All-World Team consisted of the following players.[4]

Attack Midfield Defense Goalkeeper

Canada Curtis Dickson (Canada)
United States Rob Pannell (United States)
Iroquois Lyle Thompson (Iroquois)

United States Paul Rabil (United States)
Iroquois Jeremy Thompson (Iroquois)
United States David Lawson (United States)

United States Tucker Durkin (United States)
Canada Brodie Merrill (Canada)
Canada Kyle Rubisch (Canada)

Canada Dillon Ward (Canada)

The President's Team[edit]

The President's Team consisted of the following players, honored for being the top 10 players in the tournament not competing in the blue division.[11]
Scotland Kyle Buchanan (Scotland)
Republic of Ireland Ryan Licht (Ireland)
Scotland Matt MacGrotty (Scotland)
Scotland Jimmy McBride (Scotland)
Scotland Jordan McBride (Scotland)
Czech Republic Jonathan Munk (Czech Republic)
Sweden Kevin Powers (Sweden)
Israel Ben Smith (Israel)
Israel Ari Sussman (Israel)
Netherlands James Van de Veerdon (Netherlands)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schedule Released for FIL World Championship". March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Record Field for 2014 FIL World Championship". March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Canada Beats USA to Capture Third World Title". July 19, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Canada's Ward Headlines All-World Team". July 19, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ Burns, Sean (July 19, 2014). "Iroquois Dominate Australia to Reach First FIL Podium". Lax Magazine. Retrieved July 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2014 World Lacrosse Festivals". July 19, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "2014 World Championship Tickets". July 19, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ McLaughlin, Corey (July 19, 2014). "England Holds Off Rival Scotland for Fifth Place". Lax Magazine. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Israel’s dream run clipped by No. 3 Australia, 9-8". Israel Lacrosse. July 18, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ "No. 5 England holds on for overtime win over Israel, 10-9". Israel Lacrosse. July 18, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Scotland Dominates President's Team at Worlds". July 19, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014. 

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