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2018 FIL World Championship Schedule Released

Date:  Source: Canadian Lacrosse Association

OTTAWA, ON – Canada’s path to a second consecutive World Championship title was made a bit more clear last week with the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) releasing the schedule for this summer’s 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship in Netanya, Israel. 
 
A record 48 teams, grouped into 15 divisions, will play a total of 175 games at this year’s event, making it the largest international lacrosse championship of all time.
 
The Canadians, who are defending world champions, will be part of the Blue Division along with Australia, England, Haudenosaunee (IN), Scotland and the USA. The top four teams from that division advance to the championship round, with the top two receiving byes to the semifinals.
 
The bulk of the event will take place across six competition fields at Wingate National Sport Institution, Israel’s National Centre for Physical Education and Sport. The opening ceremonies, along with a handful of matches including the gold medal game, will be held at Netanya Stadium.  
 
Below is the schedule for Team Canada, with all times shown as local in Netanya, Israel. The complete schedule can be found by visiting www.worldlacrosse2018.com/schedule.
 
  • Friday, July 13 @ 9:00pm - Canada vs England
  • Saturday, July 14 @ 6:45pm - Canada vs Scotland        
  • Sunday, July 15 @ 7:00pm - Canada vs USA
  • Monday, July 16 @ 9:00pm - Canada vs Iroquois Nationals    
  • Tuesday, July 17 @ 2:30pm - Canada vs Australia       
  • Wednesday, July 18 @ 6:00pm - Blue 3 vs Qualifier 2 (QF1)           
  • Wednesday, July 18 @ 9:00pm - Blue 4 vs Qualifier 1 (QF2)
  • Thursday, July 19 @ 6:00pm - Blue 2 vs Winner QF1 (SF1)         
  • Thursday, July 19 @ 9:00pm - Blue 1 vs Winner QF2 (SF2)
  • Friday, July 20 @ 6:00pm - Loser SF1 vs Loser SF2 (Bronze)
  • Saturday, July 21 @ 10:00am - Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2 (Gold)
 
Tickets for the 2018 FIL Men’s Lacrosse World Championship are now on sale and can be purchased online by visiting www.worldlacrosse2018.com/tickets.
 
Here's a full list of the teams competing this year (listed in seed order in each division)
 
Blue Division
Canada
United States
Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Nationals)
Australia
England
Scotland
 
Red Division
Israel
Russia
Jamaica
 
White Division
Japan
Uganda
Bulgaria
 
Green Division
Germany
Korea
France
 
Yellow Division
Ireland
China
Denmark
 
Orange Division
Sweden
Argentina
Hungary
 
Plum Division
New Zealand
Spain
Croatia
 
Turquoise Division
Finland
Austria
Colombia
 
Grey Division
Czech Republic
Belgium
Phillipines
 
Gold Division
Switzerland
Slovakia
Taiwan
 
Platinum Division
Netherlands
Norway
Haiti
 
Bronze Division
Wales
Bermuda
Puerto Rico
 
Tan Division
Italy
Turkey
Peru
 
Purple Division
Latvia
Mexico
Greece
 
Olive Division
Poland
Hong Kong
Luxembourg
 
 

About the Canadian Lacrosse Association     
Founded in 1867, the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. The CLA's mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. We strive to accomplish this while adhering to our core values of health, excellence, accountability, respect and teamwork. The CLA oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL). The CLA is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - New Balance Athletics, Warrior Sports, NormaTec Recovery Systems, Westjet, and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation. For more information on Canadian Lacrosse Association and the sport of lacrosse, visit our website at www.lacrosse.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
 
Alain Brouillette
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Canadian Lacrosse Association
Phone: 613-260-2028 ext. 302
Email: alain@lacrosse.ca