2018 World Lacrosse Championship

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2018 World Lacrosse Championship
2018 World Lacrosse Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Israel
Dates12–21 July
Teams46
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Gold Gold medal blank.svg United States (10th title)
Silver Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Bronze Bronze medal blank.svg Iroquois
Fourth place Australia
Matches played170
MVPMichael Ehrhardt
2014
2022

The 2018 World Lacrosse Championship was the 13th edition of the international men’s field lacrosse tournament for national teams organized by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). As many as 50 countries were expected to compete in the tournament; with the official total coming in at 46, which made the 2018 WLC the largest of all-time.[1] The games were held in Netanya, Israel on 12–21 July 2018.

Hosting[edit]

Manchester, England was originally selected to host the tournament, but withdrew in May 2017.[2][3] Instead, the championships took place in Netanya, Israel between 12 and 21 July 2018.[4] This was the first World Lacrosse Championship played outside of the United States, Canada, England, or Australia.

Tournament[edit]

On Thursday, 12 July, the Opening Ceremony and first games were held at Netanya Stadium, a 13,610-seat multi-use stadium which opened in 2012. It served as a home field for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and features 36 luxury suites, a VIP seating area, and a modern press box. The stadium serves as the home field of Maccabi Netanya FC, as well as the temporary home of Maccabi Tel Aviv FC and Hapoel Ra'anana A.F.C.[4]

From Friday, 13 July to Saturday, 21 July, the tournament games will be played at Wingate Institute. Located on 50 hectares (125 acres), the Wingate Institute serves as Israel’s National Centre for Physical Education and Sport. The campus doubles as both the State of Israel’s primary university for the development of physical education teachers, as well as the nation’s official training centre for national teams, the Israel Olympic Team, and national and international sports science conferences. The campus hosts the Israel Olympiada annually and the Maccabiah Games every four years. Wingate Stadium also serves as the home field for the Israel National Rugby Team.

Participating Nations[edit]

48 teams initially entered the tournament. They were drawn into 14 groups in March 2018.[5] However Bulgaria and Haiti later withdrew leaving just 46 teams.[6] The world ranking of the teams based on their performance in the 2014 edition is also displayed.[7] The top 6 teams in the 2014 edition are drawn into the Blue Division while the rest of the teams were drawn into the other divisions.[5]

Blue Division Other Divisions
Withdrew Participated in 2014 but not in 2018

Schedule[edit]

  • Wednesday, 11 July – Opening Game (Hong Kong vs. Luxembourg)
  • Thursday, 12 July – Opening Ceremony and Pool Play
  • Friday, 13 July to Tuesday, 17 July – Pool Play and Play-Ins
  • Wednesday, 18 July – Quarterfinals
  • Thursday, 19 July – Semifinals
  • Friday, 20 July – Final Placement Games (Bronze Medal Game to 46th Place)
  • Saturday, 21 July – Gold Medal Game

Pool play[edit]

Blue Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification United States Canada Iroquois Australia England Scotland
1  United States 5 5 0 84 24 +60 Advance to semifinals 11–10 17–9 19–1 19–2 18–2
2  Canada 5 4 1 67 32 +35 10–11 10–5 13–7 12–6 22–3
3  Iroquois 5 3 2 62 50 +12 Advance to quarterfinals 9–17 5–10 16–9 18–7 14–7
4  Australia 5 2 3 42 60 −18 1–19 7–13 9–16 7–6 18–6
5  England 5 1 4 32 64 −32 Advance to play-in games 2–19 6–12 7–18 6–7 11–8
6  Scotland 5 0 5 26 83 −57 2–18 3–22 7–14 6–18 8–11

Red Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification Israel Jamaica Russia
1  Israel 2 2 0 30 5 +25 Advance to upper bracket 11–3
2  Jamaica 2 1 1 20 18 +2 Advance to middle bracket 17–7
3  Russia 2 0 2 9 36 −27 Advance to lower bracket 2–19

White Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification Japan Norway Netherlands
1  Japan 2 2 0 42 6 +36 Advance to upper bracket 18–3
2  Norway 2 1 1 17 30 −13 3–24
3  Netherlands 2 0 2 9 32 −23 Advance to middle bracket 6–14

Green Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification Germany France South Korea
1  Germany 2 2 0 34 9 +25 Advance to upper bracket 19–5
2  France 2 1 1 14 21 −7 Advance to middle bracket 4–15
3  South Korea 2 0 2 11 29 −18 Advance to lower bracket 6–10

Yellow Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification Republic of Ireland Denmark China
1  Ireland 2 2 0 32 6 +26 Advance to upper bracket 18–3
2  Denmark 2 1 1 17 18 −1 Advance to middle bracket 3–14
3  China 2 0 2 7 32 −25 Advance to lower bracket 4–14

Orange Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification Sweden Argentina Hungary
1  Sweden 2 2 0 29 11 +18 Advance to upper bracket 13–5
2  Argentina 2 1 1 19 19 0 Advance to middle bracket 14–6
3  Hungary 2 0 2 12 30 −18 Advance to lower bracket 6–16

Plum Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification New Zealand Spain Croatia
1  New Zealand 2 2 0 25 7 +18 Advance to upper bracket 9–5
2  Spain 2 1 1 17 18 −1 Advance to middle bracket 12–9
3  Croatia 2 0 2 11 28 −17 Advance to lower bracket 2–16

Turquoise Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification Finland Austria Colombia
1  Finland 2 2 0 31 11 +20 Advance to upper bracket 11–7
2  Austria 2 1 1 20 18 +2 Advance to middle bracket 13–7
3  Colombia 2 0 2 11 33 −22 Advance to lower bracket 4–20

Grey Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification Philippines Czech Republic Belgium
1  Philippines 2 2 0 22 10 +12 Advance to upper bracket 11–6
2  Czech Republic 2 1 1 21 19 +2 Advance to middle bracket 15–8
3  Belgium 2 0 2 12 26 −14 Advance to lower bracket 4–11

Gold Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification Switzerland Slovakia Chinese Taipei
1   Switzerland 2 2 0 27 7 +20 Advance to upper bracket 10–6
2  Slovakia 2 1 1 19 11 +8 Advance to middle bracket 13–1
3  Chinese Taipei 2 0 2 2 30 −28 Advance to lower bracket 1–17

Bronze Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification Puerto Rico Wales Bermuda
1  Puerto Rico 2 2 0 34 7 +27 Advance to upper bracket 16–4
2  Wales 2 1 1 12 20 −8 Advance to middle bracket 8–4
3  Bermuda 2 0 2 7 26 −19 Advance to lower bracket 3–18

Tan Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification Italy Peru Turkey
1  Italy 2 2 0 29 15 +14 Advance to upper bracket 16–8
2  Peru 2 1 1 25 24 +1 Advance to middle bracket 7–13
3  Turkey 2 0 2 19 34 −15 Advance to lower bracket 11–18

Purple Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification Latvia Greece Mexico
1  Latvia 2 2 0 23 19 +4 Advance to upper bracket 13–10
2  Greece 2 1 1 22 18 +4 Advance to middle bracket 9–10
3  Mexico 2 0 2 18 26 −8 Advance to lower bracket 8–13

Olive Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L GF GA GD Qualification Hong Kong Poland Uganda Luxembourg
1  Hong Kong 3 3 0 45 9 +36 Advance to upper bracket 16–1 20–1
2  Poland 3 2 1 38 19 +19 Advance to middle bracket 7–9 16–4
3  Uganda 3 1 2 12 38 −26 7–6
4  Luxembourg 3 0 3 13 42 −29 Advance to lower bracket 6–15

Play-in games[edit]

Upper bracket[edit]

The upper bracket includes the 13 first-place finishers from each division as well as the second-place finisher of the white division. These teams can still win the world championship.



Middle bracket[edit]




Lower bracket[edit]




Final placement round[edit]

Championship bracket[edit]

1st to 4th place[edit]

Quarterfinals
18 July
Semifinals
19 July
Gold medal game
21 July
   
 United States 14  
 Israel 6  
 Australia 5    
 Australia 9  
   United States 9
 
     Canada 8
 Canada 15
 Puerto Rico 7  
 Iroquois 4  
 Iroquois 14  
Bronze medal game
20 July
 
 Australia 12
 Iroquois 14

Classification brackets[edit]

5th to 8th Place[edit]

Play-in games
18 July
5th to 8th place games
19 July
5th place game
20 July
   
 Israel 9  
 Japan 11  
 Japan 10    
 Scotland 7  
   Japan 9
 
     England 11
 Puerto Rico 4
 Ireland 10  
 England 11  
 England 11  
7th place game
 
 Israel 12
 Puerto Rico 1

9th to 12th Place[edit]

Play-in games
17 July
9th to 12th place games
19 July
9th place game
20 July
   
 Ireland 5  
 Finland 7  
 Germany 14    
 Germany 12  
   Germany 8
 
     Philippines 5
 Scotland 6
 Italy 11  
 Philippines 12  
 Philippines 12  
11th place game
 
 Ireland 10
 Scotland 14

13th to 16th Place[edit]

Play-in games
18 July
13th to 16th place games
19 July
13th place game
20 July
   
 Italy 4  
 Wales 10  
 Wales 15    
 Latvia 9  
   Wales 7
 
     Jamaica 10
 Finland 7
 Jamaica 12  
 Jamaica 8  
  Switzerland 6  
15th place game
 
 Italy 3
 Finland 16

17th to 20th place[edit]

Play-in games
18 July
17th to 20th place games
19 July
17th place game
20 July
   
  Switzerland 5  
 Norway 16  
 Norway 7    
 Austria 5  
   Norway 10
 
     Latvia 9
 Latvia 14
 Greece 12  
 Greece 9  
 New Zealand 11  
19th place game
 
  Switzerland 6
 Greece 8

21st to 24th Place[edit]

Play-in games
17 July
21st to 24th place games
19 July
21st place game
20 July
   
 Austria 7  
 Netherlands 9  
 Netherlands 10    
 Poland 7  
   Netherlands 6
 
     New Zealand 10
 New Zealand 10
 Argentina 9  
 Slovakia 9  
 Slovakia 10  
23rd place game
 
 Austria 9
 Slovakia 11

25th to 28th place[edit]

 
Play-in games
18 July
25th to 28th place games
19 July
25th place game
20 July
 
          
 
 
 
 
 Hong Kong16
 
 
 
 Poland5
 
 Hong Kong8
 
 
 
 Czech Republic9
 
 Czech Republic10
 
 
 
 Belgium8
 
 Czech Republic7
 
 
 
 Sweden9
 
 Argentina4
 
 
 
 Sweden11
 
 Sweden14
 
 
 
 Hungary8 27th place game
 
 Hungary9
 
 
 
 Spain8
 
 Hong Kong15
 
 
 Hungary5
 

29th to 32nd Place[edit]

 
29th to 32nd place games
19 July
29th place game
20 July
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Poland11
 
 
 
 Belgium12
 
 Belgium8
 
 
 
 Argentina12
 
 Argentina16
 
 
 Spain12
 
31st place game
 
 
 
 
 
 Poland4
 
 
 Spain9

33rd to 36th place[edit]

Play-in games
18 July
33rd to 36th place games
19 July
33rd place game
20 July
   
 Denmark 11  
 Uganda 4  
 South Korea 7    
 South Korea 12  
   Denmark 7
 
     France 13
 France 17
 Russia 18  
 Russia 8  
 Peru 9  
35th place game
 
 South Korea 12
 Russia 7