2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship Begins Thursday Night

The Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) 2014 FIL Men's World Championship takes place July 10 through July 19 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. A record 38 nations will participate this year and play 142 games over the 10 days.

The tournament begins Thursday night with Team USA vs. Canada in a rematch of the last world championship game, when the U.S. prevailed, 12-10, in Manchester, England in 2010. The opening game will be televised on ESPN2 at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

The field is broken into nine divisions, with the top six teams competing in the Blue Division. The other eight divisions all have four teams and are not grouped by world ranking. The Blue Division has six days of pool play (July 10-15), and the top two seeds will receive a bye into the semifinals.

The other eight divisions have three pool play games and will begin bracket play on July 14. The top team in each of the eight divisions after pool play will have the opportunity to advance to the quarterfinal round of the championship bracket.

This is the first time the quadrennial FIL Men's World Championship has been held in the United States since 1998, when it was played in Baltimore. For more information about the 2014 FIL World Championship, including ticket package details, please visit www.worldlacrosse2014.com.

For the ESPN coverage of the games, see the last page of this post. The complete schedule for the championship appears below the listing of divisions.

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Blue Division
Australia
Canada
England
Iroquois
Japan
United States

Green Division
China
Italy
Netherlands
Norway

Grey Division
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Poland
Turkey

Orange Division
Israel
Republic of Korea
Slovakia
Sweden

Plum Division
Argentina
New Zealand
Russia
Wales

Red Division
Austria
Belgium
Germany
Hong Kong

Turquoise Division
Colombia
Finland
Mexico
Spain

White Division
Latvia
Scotland
Switzerland
Thailand

Yellow Division
Bermuda
France
Ireland
Uganda

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Revised Schedule as of June 18 (all times Mountain)

Thursday, July 10
5:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony, Stadium
7:00 p.m. United States vs. Canada, Stadium

Friday, July 11
8:00 a.m. Netherlands vs. China, Field 10
8:30 a.m. Latvia vs. Switzerland, Field 8
9:00 a.m. Italy vs. Norway, Field 4
9:00 a.m. Bermuda vs. France, Field 6
9:00 a.m. Wales vs. Russia, Field 3
9:30 a.m. Hong Kong vs. Austria, Field 1
11:00 a.m. Scotland vs. Thailand, Field 10
11:30 a.m. Finland vs. Colombia, Field 2
11:30 a.m. Slovakia vs. Korea, Field 5
11:30 a.m. Sweden vs. Israel, Field 8
12:00 p.m. Czech Republic vs. Turkey, Field 6
12:30 p.m. Poland vs. Costa Rica, Field 1
12:30 p.m. New Zealand vs. Argentina, Field 3
12:30 p.m. Spain vs. Mexico, Field 4
2:00 p.m. Germany vs. Belgium, Field 10
2:30 p.m. Ireland vs. Uganda, Field 8
5:00 p.m. Australia vs. Japan, Stadium
8:00 p.m. England vs. Iroquois, Stadium

Saturday, July 12
8:00 a.m. Korea vs. Sweden, Field 10
8:30 a.m. Austria vs. Germany, Field 8
9:00 a.m. Uganda vs. Bermuda, Field 2
9:00 a.m. Colombia vs. Spain, Field 6
10:30 a.m. Norway vs. Netherlands, Field 3
11:00 a.m. France vs. Ireland, Field 10
11:30 a.m. Belgium vs. Hong Kong, Field 5
11:30 a.m. Argentina vs. Wales, Field 8
12:00 p.m. Russia vs. New Zealand, Field 1
1:00 p.m. Switzerland vs. Scotland, Field 4
2:00 p.m. Japan vs. Iroquois, Field 10
2:30 p.m. Thailand vs. Latvia, Field 2
2:30 p.m. Finland vs. Mexico, Field 8
3:30 p.m. China vs. Italy, Field 3
3:30 p.m. Turkey vs. Poland, Field 6
5:00 p.m. Australia vs. United States, Field 10
5:30 p.m. Costa Rica vs. Czech Republic, Field 8
8:00 p.m. Canada vs. England, Field 10
8:30 p.m. Israel vs. Slovakia, Field 8

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