FIL World Championships; Day 0 & 1 Recap


(Photo Credit: Larry Palumbo)

The 2018 FIL World Championships got underway on Tuesday as Hong Kong and Luxembourg took to the field for the very first game of the tournament. Opening night was Thursday, but because of a scheduling change these two teams agreed to play on Wednesday.

If you weren't able to watch this game live do not fear because you are not alone. This game was supposed to be live on ESPN +, according to the schedule, but that changed. Apparently this game was only shown live in Asia on ESPN Player. The replay is on ESPN + now to watch. I believe that the rest of the games will be shown live on both ESPN Player and ESPN +.

Date
Game
Home
Away
Final Score
Recap
Wednesday, July 11th
Game 1
Hong Kong
Luxembourg
20-1

Day one really kicked things off as almost every team was in action. It was a very exciting day of lacrosse that started with some great games in the morning and finished with some of the marquee matchups.

The biggest game today was the USA vs Iroquois Nationals. That game showcased some of the best lacrosse talent in the world. That game followed the Opening Ceremonies.

Notable Results

  • Israel defeats Jamaica 11-3
  • Team USA defeats Iroquois 

Date
Game
Home
Away
Final Score
Recap
Thursday, July 12th
Game 2
Germany
Korea
19-5
Thursday, July 12th
Game 3
Poland
Uganda
16-4

Thursday, July 12th
Game 4
Switzerland
Slovakia
10-6

Thursday, July 12th
Game 5
Netherlands
Norway
6-14

Thursday, July 12th
Game 6
New Zealand
Spain
9-5

Thursday, July 12th
Game 7
Ireland
China
18-3

Thursday, July 12th
Game 8
Latvia
Mexico
13-10

Thursday, July 12th
Game 9
Italy
Turkey
16-8

Thursday, July 12th
Game 10
Sweden
Argentina
13-5

Thursday, July 12th
Game 11
Wales
Bermuda
8-4

Thursday, July 12th
Game 12
Finland
Austria
11-7

Thursday, July 12th
Game 13
Czech Rep.
Belgium
15-8
Thursday, July 12th
Game 14
Israel
Jamaica
11-3
Thursday, July 12th
Game 15
USA
Iroquois
17-9


Three Stars - Day 1

⭐⭐⭐: Per-Anders Olters (GER) - Olters had 5 goals as he helped lead Germany to a 19-5 win over Korea.

⭐⭐: Rob Pannell (USA) - Pannell had 3 goals and 4 assist in USA's 17-9 win over Iroquois.

⭐: Christian Cuccinello (ITL) - Cuccinell had 5 goals and 1 assist in Italy's 16-8 win over Turkey.

Group Standings



Blue Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
USA
1-0
1
2nd
Canada
0-0

3rd
England
0-0

4th
Austrailia
0-0

5th
Scotland
0-0

6th
Iroquois
0-1
0
Red Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Israel
1-0
1
2nd
Russia
0-0

3rd
Jamaica
0-1
0
White Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Norway
1-0
1
2nd
Japan
0-0

3rd
Netherlands
0-1
0
Green Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Germany
1-0
1
2nd
France
0-0

3rd
Korea
0-1
0
Yellow Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Ireland
1-0
1
2nd
Denmark
0-0

3rd
China
0-1
0
Orange Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Sweden
1-0
1
2nd
Hungary
0-0

3rd
Argentina
0-1
0
Plum Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
New Zealand
1-0
1
2nd
Croatia
0-0

3rd
Spain
0-1
0
Turquoise Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Finland
1-0
1
2nd
Colombia
0-0

3rd
Austria
0-1
0
Grey Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Czech Republic
1-0
1
2nd
Philippines
0-0

3rd
Belgium
0-1
0
Gold Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Switzerland
1-0
1
2nd
Taiwan
0-0

3rd
Slovakia
0-1
0
Bronze Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Wales
1-0
1
2nd
Puerto Rico
0-0

3rd
Bermuda
0-1
0
Tan Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Czech Republic
1-0
1
2nd
Philippines
0-0

3rd
Belgium
0-1
0
Purple Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Latvia
1-0
1
2nd
Greece
0-0

3rd
Mexico
0-1
0
Olive Pool



Place
Team
Record
Points
1st
Hong Kong
1-0
1
2nd
Poland
1-0
1
3rd
Uganda
0-1
0
4th
Luxembourg
0-1
0



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