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World Cup History

1967Toronto, OntarioUnited States*AustraliaN/A
1974Melbourne, AustraliaUnited States3-way tie20-14
1978Stockport, EnglandCanadaUnited States17-16 (OT)
1982Baltimore, Md.United StatesAustralia22-14
1986Toronto, OntarioUnited StatesCanada18-9
1990Perth, AustraliaUnited StatesCanada19-15
1994Manchester, EnglandUnited StatesAustralia21-7
1998Baltimore, Md.United StatesCanada15-14 (OT)
2002Perth, AustraliaUnited StatesCanada18-15
2006London, OntarioCanadaUnited States15-10
2010Manchester, EnglandUnited StatesCanada12-10

* Mt. Washington (Md.) Lacrosse Club represented the U.S. at the 1967 World Championship, which was formatted as a round-robin tournament.

The International Lacrosse Federation sanctioned World Championship events from 1974-2006. The ILF merged with the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associates (IFWLA) to form the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL), unifying men’s and women’s international play under the scope of one organization. The first sanctioned FIL World Championship was in 2010.

Team USA reclaimed the gold at the 2010 FIL World Championship in Manchester, England, defeating Canada 12-10 in the gold medal game to claim its record ninth world title. The United States will host the next FIL World Championship on July 10-19, 2014, in Denver, Colo.

Team USA History

The first world championship was as a four-team invitational tournament in 1967, where Mt. Washington (Md.) Lacrosse Club represented the United States and won the title. Seven years later, the U.S. fielded an all-star team to compete in a similar international invitational tournament in Australia. It was here that the concept of holding a world championship tournament every four years was born. The International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) was formed to govern men’s lacrosse on the international level, and did so until merging with the IFWLA in 2008 to form the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL).

The U.S. has captured nine world championships, including seven of the last eight, and finished second in the other two tournaments. The U.S. added its most recent title in 2010 by defeating Canada 12-10 in the championship game in England, and holds a 53-3 all-time record in World Championship competition.

US Lacrosse coordinates all aspects of the U.S. Men’s National Team Program.

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