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2006 World Lacrosse Championships

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2006 Warrior World Lacrosse Championship, held in London, Ontario from 13–22 July 2006, was won by Canada and featured a record twenty-one competing nations. The championship game was won 15–10 by the Canadians over the United States in front of 7,735 fans and marked only the second loss by the Americans since the championship were founded in 1967, after Canada's historic 17–16 overtime win in the 1978 final at Edgeley Park, Stockport. Canadian Geoff Snider was rewarded for a sensational championships with tournament MVP honours.

This would prove to be the last World Lacrosse Championship to be sanctioned by the International Lacrosse Federation. In August 2008, the ILF merged with the former governing body for women's lacrosse, the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations, to form the Federation of International Lacrosse. Future World Championships will be sanctioned by FIL, the next of which is the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship, in Manchester, England.

Round robin

For the round-robin phase of the tournament, nations were separated into blue, red, orange and yellow divisions according to strength. Each of the twenty-one nations was eligible to win the championship.

Blue Division

Blue division featured the six strongest lacrosse nations: Australia, Canada , England, Iroquois Nationals, Japan, and United States. Results were as follows:

Winning Team Losing Team Score
Iroquois Nation England 13–10
USA Australia 20–8
Canada Japan 18–7
USA England 25–5
Canada Iroquois Nation 12–8
Australia Japan 18–1
Australia England 16–3
USA Canada 13–12
Iroquois Nation Japan 13–11
England Japan 9–8
USA Iroquois Nation 21–13
Canada Australia 12–9
USA Japan 21–2
Iroquois Nation Australia 12–10
Canada England 17–9

Blue division standings after the round-robin phase of the tournament were:

  1. USA
  2. Canada
  3. Iroquois Nation
  4. Australia
  5. England
  6. Japan

Red Division

Red division featured the next five strongest lacrosse nations: Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. Results were as follows:

Winning Team Losing Team Score
Ireland Hong Kong 19–4
Scotland Italy 13–12
Ireland Italy 15–8
Wales Hong Kong 14–0
Italy Hong Kong 20–0
Scotland Wales 7–3
Italy Wales 20–7
Ireland Scotland 16–9
Ireland Wales 12–4
Scotland Hong Kong 21–3

Red division standings after the round-robin phase of the tournament were:

  1. Ireland
  2. Scotland
  3. Italy
  4. Wales
  5. Hong Kong

Orange Division

The five countries competing in Orange division were: Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand and South Korea. Results were as follows:

Winning Team Losing Team Score
Netherlands South Korea 12–4
Germany New Zealand 18–3
Germany South Korea 18–4
Czech Republic New Zealand 23–4
Germany Netherlands 15–9
Czech Republic South Korea 20–2
Netherlands New Zealand 15–4
Germany Czech Republic 12–5
Czech Republic Netherlands 19–9
South Korea New Zealand 8–7

Orange division standings after the round-robin phase of the tournament were:

  1. Germany
  2. Czech Republic
  3. Netherlands
  4. South Korea
  5. New Zealand

Yellow Division

Yellow division featured Bermuda, Denmark, Finland, Latvia and Spain. Results were as follows:

Winning Team Losing Team Score
Finland Spain 16–11
Denmark Bermuda 10–6
Finland Latvia 9–3
Denmark Spain 15–11
Latvia Spain 11–9
Finland Bermuda 16–3
Latvia Denmark 7–3
Spain Bermuda 13–9
Finland Denmark 14–4
Latvia Bermuda 9–3

Yellow division standings after the round-robin phase of the tournament were:

  1. Finland
  2. Latvia
  3. Denmark
  4. Spain
  5. Bermuda

Finals

With the nations ranked amongst their division, they played off for their final standings. The winner from each lower group played a lower-ranked nation from Blue division for their shot at the championship. Results were as follows:

Winning Team Losing Team Score Note
Netherlands Latvia 10–4 Play-off for the 9th/13th place brackets.
Wales Spain 17–9 Play-off for the 13th/17th place brackets.
Australia Ireland 21–5 Quarter final.
Iroquois Nation Germany 14–6 Quarter final.
Denmark South Korea 10–9 Play-off for the 13th/17th place brackets.
Italy Czech Republic 14–7 Play-off for the 9th/13th place brackets.
Canada Finland 27–2 Quarter final.
New Zealand Bermuda 19–6 Semi-final in the 19th place bracket.
Italy Scotland 10–7 Semi-final in the 9th place bracket.
Spain Hong Kong 12–8 Semi-final in the 17th place bracket.
Latvia Denmark 5–3 Semi-final in the 13th place bracket.
England Germany 19–4 Semi-final in the 5th place bracket.
Japan Ireland 11–9 Semi-final in the 5th place bracket.
Finland Netherlands 10–8 Semi-final in the 9th place bracket.
Wales Czech Republic 9–8 Semi-final in the 13th place bracket.
USA Australia 13–10 Semi-final.
Canada Iroquois Nation 16–6 Semi-final.
Spain South Korea 17–14 Play-off for 17th place.
New Zealand Hong Kong 9–6 Play-off for 19th place.
Scotland Netherlands 15–3 Play-off for 11th place.
Wales Latvia 18–2 Play-off for 13th place.
Czech Republic Denmark 18–1 Play-off for 15th place.
Finland Italy 10–9 Play-off for 9th place.
Ireland Germany 13–5 Play-off for 7th place.
England Japan 12–7 Play-off for 5th place.
Australia Iroquois Nation 21–8 Play-off for 3rd place.
Canada USA 15–10 Final.

The final standings were:

  1. Canada
  2. USA
  3. Australia
  4. Iroquois Nation
  5. England
  6. Japan
  7. Ireland
  8. Germany
  9. Finland
  10. Italy
  11. Scotland
  12. Netherlands
  13. Wales
  14. Latvia
  15. Czech Republic
  16. Denmark
  17. Spain
  18. South Korea
  19. New Zealand
  20. Hong Kong
  21. Bermuda

Awards

All-World Team

The International Lacrosse Federation named an All-World team at the conclusion of the championships, along with four other individual awards.

Goalkeeper

  • Chris Sanderson (Canada)

Defence

Midfield

Attack

Best Positional Players

Tournament MVP

See also

External links

  • International Lacrosse Federation
  • Collection of information and reports from the 2006 games
  • Photos and reports from the 2006 games
  • CBC's Lacrosse Coverage
  • YouTube video of 2006 highlights
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