1998 World Lacrosse Championship

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The 1998 FIL World Lacrosse Championship was the eighth edition of the premier international men's lacrosse tournament. The event took place in Baltimore, Maryland under the auspices of the International Lacrosse Federation.[1] This was the second time that the tournament was held in Baltimore, following the 1982 tournament. Eleven teams competed in the event in two divisions.

The United States successfully defended their title for the fifth consecutive time, defeating Canada 15–14 in double overtime in the final. The championship game – in which Canada overcame a ten-goal deficit to force overtime – is widely considered to be the most exciting lacrosse game in history.[2] Australia beat the Iroquois team 17–5 for third place.

Pool play[edit]

For the pool play phase of the tournament, the teams were divided into two divisions – five in the top Blue Division and six in the Red Division. Only Blue Division participants were able to compete for the championship.

Blue Division[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Advanced to Semifinals
Team Played Won Lost GF GA GD
 United States 4 4 0 63 38 +25
 Canada 4 3 1 65 40 +25
 Australia 4 2 2 43 40 +3
 Iroquois 4 1 3 35 65 –30
 England 4 0 4 32 53 –21
United States United States 20–8  Iroquois
Canada Canada 18–9  England
Iroquois Iroquois 10–9  England
Australia Australia 9–12  Canada
Canada Canada 23–8  Iroquois
England England 6–11  Australia
United States United States 14–12  Canada
United States United States 13–10  Australia
Australia Australia 13–9  Iroquois
United States United States 16–8  England

Red Division[edit]

Team Played Won Lost GF GA GD
 Japan 5 5 0 57 19 +38
 Germany 5 4 1 59 50 +9
 Scotland 5 3 2 59 52 +7
 Sweden 5 2 3 36 50 –14
 Czech Republic 5 1 4 43 55 –12
 Wales 5 0 5 32 60 –28
Scotland Scotland 14–9  Wales
Japan Japan 10–3  Sweden
Germany Germany 14–10  Czech Republic
Japan Japan 11–4  Germany
Czech Republic Czech Republic 14–15  Scotland
Wales Wales 6–7  Sweden
Germany Germany 16–9  Wales
Scotland Scotland 13–7  Sweden
Czech Republic Czech Republic 3–11  Japan
Japan Japan 10–7  Scotland
Czech Republic Czech Republic 8–6  Wales
Germany Germany 13–10  Sweden
Sweden Sweden 9–8  Czech Republic
Germany Germany 12–10  Scotland
Japan Japan 15–2  Wales

Championship Round[edit]

Semi-finals Final
July 19
  United States   24  
  Iroquois   4  
 
July 20
      United States   15 (2OT)
    Canada   14
Third place
July 19 July 20
  Canada   15   Iroquois   5
  Australia   11     Australia   17
19 July 1998
United States United States 24–4  Iroquois
Canada Canada 15–11  Australia
20 July 1998
Iroquois Iroquois 5–17  Australia
United States United States 15–14 (2OT)  Canada

Consolation Round[edit]

5th-8th Place[edit]

Semi-finals Final
July 19
  England   13  
  Scotland   6  
 
July 20
      England   21
    Germany   6
Third place
July 19 July 20
  Japan   4   Scotland   10 (OT)
  Germany   5     Japan   9
19 July 1998
England England 13–6  Scotland
Japan Japan 4–5  Germany
20 July 1998
Scotland Scotland 10–9 (OT) (OT)  Japan
England England 21–6  Germany

9th Place[edit]

19 July 1998
Czech Republic Czech Republic 12–8  Sweden

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States 6–0
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Canada 4–2
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Australia 3–3
4  Iroquois 1–5
5  England 2–4
6  Germany 5–2
7  Scotland 4–3
8  Japan 5–2
9  Czech Republic 2–4
10  Sweden 2–4
11  Wales 0–5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lacrosse World Championships 98 - ActivityWorkshop.net". Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "World Men's Lacrosse Championships - LAXbuzz.com". Archived from the original on 25 August 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 

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