World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

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The World Indoor Lacrosse Championship is an international box lacrosse tournament that is held every four years an is sponsored by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). First held in 2003, the tournament was sponsored by the International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) until 2008, when the ILF became the FIL. Canada has won the tournament all three times it has been held and has not lost a single game. Canada has hosted the tournament twice, while the Czech Republic has hosted the tournament once.

The 2015 Championships will be held September 18–26 at the Onondaga Nation Arena just south of Syracuse, New York, with the Championship Game taking place at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York, US. As of December 2013, 11 nations are scheduled to play, including newcomers Israel, Thailand, and Turkey.[1]

Champions[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Host city (cities) Host country
2003  Canada (1) Iroquois Iroquois Nationals  United States Hamilton, Kitchener, Mississauga, and Oshawa Canada
2007  Canada (2) Iroquois Iroquois Nationals  United States Halifax Canada
2011  Canada (3) Iroquois Iroquois Nationals  United States Prague Czech Republic

History[edit]

2003 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship[edit]

2003 World Championship
TEAM GP W L GF GA PTS
Canada 5 5 0 109 29 10
Iroquois Nationals 5 4 1 100 52 8
Scotland 5 3 2 63 69 6
United States 5 2 3 75 65 4
Australia 5 1 4 39 102 2
Czech Republic 5 0 5 29 98 0

Consolation: May 22, 2003 - Australia defeated Czech Republic 21-10

Semi-finals: May 22, 2003 - Canada defeated USA 17-9; Iroquois Nationals defeated Scotland 22-8

Bronze Medal Match: May 24, 2003 - USA defeated Scotland 15-9

Gold Medal Match: May 24, 2003 - Canada defeated Iroquois Nationals 21-4

2007 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship[edit]

2007 World Championship
GROUP 'A' GP W L GF GA PTS
Canada 3 3 0 67 10 6
United States 3 2 1 44 27 4
Australia 3 1 2 27 51 2
Ireland 3 0 3 9 59 0
GROUP 'B' GP W L GF GA PTS
Iroquois Nationals 3 3 0 70 16 6
England 3 2 1 32 41 4
Scotland 3 1 2 22 43 2
Czech Republic 3 0 3 20 44 0

Seventh Place Match: May 18, 2007 - Czech Republic defeated Ireland 22-5

Quarter-finals: May 18, 2007 - England defeated Australia 15-11; USA defeated Scotland 17-9

Fifth Place Match: May 19, 2007 - Scotland defeated Australia 14-8

Semi-finals: May 19, 2007 - Iroquois Nationals defeated USA 14-4; Canada defeated England 24-8

Bronze Medal Match: May 20, 2007 - USA defeated England 17-10

Gold Medal Match: May 20, 2007 - Canada defeated Iroquois Nationals 15-14 in overtime

2011 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship[edit]

2011 World Championship
GROUP 'A' GP W L GF GA PTS
Canada 3 3 0 81 8 3
England 3 2 1 49 43 2
Australia 3 1 2 22 53 1
Slovakia 3 0 3 15 63 0
GROUP 'B' GP W L GF GA PTS
Iroquois Nationals 3 3 0 59 18 3
USA 3 2 1 46 17 2
Czech Republic 3 1 2 28 44 1
Ireland 3 0 3 9 63 0

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Canada Canada 3 0 0 3
2 Iroquois Iroquois 0 3 0 3
3 United States United States 0 0 3 3

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