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2018 FIL Men’s World Championship Inside the Numbers

  • 5,000 tickets printed
  • 2,400 Lacrosse balls to be used during the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship
  • 1,058 is the maximum number of athletes to participate
  • 1,000 officials will oversee this year’s World Championship
  • 1,000 lacrosse athletes are in Israel
  • 400 volunteers will be throughout Netanya in the operation of the World Championship
  • 170 games to be played
  • 160+ games will be streamed on the ESPN+ platform, the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from the Walt Disney Company Direct-to-Consumer and International group and ESPN.
  • 46 teams to play in the World Championship, making this the largest ever
  • 23 athletes maximum per team
  • 16 games will be televised in Israel on Sport 5
  • 15 pools with the Blue Division having 6 teams, and 14 with 3 teams each
  • 14 games will be televised by ESPN2 and ESPNU during the 10 days of competition
  • 12thFIL Men’s World Championship.
  • 12 days of competition with Hong Kong vs. Luxembourg playing in the first game on July 11 and the final gold-medal game of the 2018 World Championship set for July 22
  • 9 first-time countries participating. (Bulgaria, Chinese Tae Pei, Croatia, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico)
  • 9 World Championship gold medals won by the United States
  • 7 competition fields will be used
  • 5 countries have hosted the World Championship (Australia, Canada, England, Israel, United States). This is the first time Israel has hosted the FIL Men’s World Championship.
  • 3 World Championship gold medals won by Canada
  • 1 World Championship Trophy

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