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Game Recaps From 2018 Men’s World Championship for July 19


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July 19, 2018

NETANYA, ISRAEL – Below are the game recaps from the ninth day of competition at the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship from Wingate Sport Institute.

Chinese Taipei def. Turkey, 15-9

Four Chinese Taipei players tabbed hat tricks as they cruised to win against Turkey, 15-9. Chinese Taipei only had a 5-3 lead in the first half. It was in the second half Chinese Taepei was dominant with a 9-2 scoring streak. The four players with a hat trick were: Kun-han Lee, Ting San Wan, Chien-sheng, and Bo-yi Wu. Turkey’s Cem Dogrul scored a hat trick with Tyler Rinko and Josh Smith scoring two goals each.

Belgium def. Poland, 12-11

It was a back-and-forth game between Poland and Belgium, and Belgium came back in the third quarter to defeat Poland, 12-11. At the end of the first half, Belgium held a 4-3 advantage. The second quarter Poland outscored Belgium, 4-1, with Maurcy Mierkiewicz scoring a pair of goals. The third belonged to Belgium with a 4-1 advantage, and the lead, 9-8. Both teams played to a 3-3 tie. Diego Spillebeen of Belgium scored four goals in the game, and Kyle Baker earned a hat trick. Four players for Poland scored two goals each.

Wales def. Italy, 15-4

Wales walked away with this game from the opening minutes with three multi-goal bursts of four, six and four, to defeat Italy, 15-4. The Welsh had three players with a hat trick: Joe Longley, Paul Simpson, and Adam Wood. Italy’s Allessio Giovannetti scored two goals.

Czech Republic def. Hong Kong, 9-8

The Czech Republic took an early 4-1 lead into the early portion of the second quarter with two goals from Ondrej Sochna. Hong Kong tied up the game for the first of four times with a three goal spree in the second quarter. The Czech Republic continued to score shortly after each tie to maintain throughout the game and the victory, 9-8. Sochna finished with four goals on the night. Tomas Prochazka of the Czech Republic finished with three goals. Hong Kong was led by Stephen O’Brien’s three goals, and a pair from Evan Mok-Lamme.

Argentina def. Spain, 16-12

Spain jumped out to a 7-4 lead over Argentina through the early start of the third quarter. Argentina went on a 12-5 run the rest of the way, with a six-goal streak, to win 16-12. Alexander Weber and Matt Gudas led Argentina in scoring with six and four goals, respectively. Spain’s Connor Cinquegrana found the back of the net five times, and Diego Ramirez tabbed a hat trick.

Jamaica def. Finland, 8-7, OT

Jamaica overcame a two-goal deficit in the first, and never relinquished it against Finland for the win, 8-7. Mark Darden of Jamaica scored three times, and two-goal efforts from Clifford Kurker and Evon Redwood. Finland’s Kaisalmi Anssi and Raittila Robert each scored twice.

Denmark def. Korea, 11-7

Denmark’s Nicholas Skeffington highlighted an 8-2 run with three goals against Korea, and carried the win, 10-7. Skeffington finished with five goals to lead Denmark. Evan Chaberski had two goals for Denmark. Eungyoo Ryoo of Korea led the team with a five-goal performance.

Sweden def. Hungary, 14-8

Sweden scored quickly to build a 4-0 lead over Hungary with two goals from Leif Paulson. This was enough for Sweeden to keep the lead throughout the game and win, 14-8. Sweeden outshot Norway, 34-21, with Sweeden taking 22 shots in the first half. Sweeden was led Paulson, who finished with four goals, and three others had two-goal afternoons. Hungary’s Tyler Martin and Ryan Nagy scored two goals each.

Germany def. Ireland, 14-5

Adam Eakins, who scored four goals during the game, started a 7-3 streak for Germany through the early part of the third quarter against Ireland. Germany closed out the game with seven consecutive goals to win 14-5. Per Anders-Olters scored three goals, with Marc Branderburger and Wolfgang Griebl scoring two goals each.

New Zealand def. Slovakia, 10-9

New Zealand dodged its way to a 5-1 lead against Slovakia in the first quarter. Slovakia returned favor with a 5-1 run against New Zealand, tying the game up 6-6 at the start of the third quarter off of Derek Thomas’ goal. The second half was close between both teams. New Zealand finished with a three goal run to win, 10-9. Andrew Clayton earned a hat trick, with Toby Delamore and Nathan Henare finding the cage two times each.

China def. Croatia, 15-10

China and Croatia was close most of the first half, until China’s Tyler Chin started a seven-goal run, where Chin earned a hat trick in this 17-minute stretch, and a 13-6 lead. China held off Croatia rest of the game for a 15-10 victory. Chin finished the day with six goals, and three other China players scored two goals. Harry Kucharczyk of Hungary scored four goals.

Philippines def. Scotland, 12-6

The Philippines dominated Scotland with two significant runs of seven and four goals, to win 12-6. The Philippines finished the day outshooting Scotland, 40-25. James Schutt of Philippines led the team with five goals. Scotland had a pair of two goal scorers, Cole Paciejewski and Lain Vickars.

Bermuda def. Peru, 16-4

Bermuda opens up a 10-0 run to start the game against Peru and never looked back, winning, 16-4. Bobby Walker led Bermuda with three goals. Drew Jenkins and Cole Rance each scored two goals. Peru’s Christopher Davila scored three goals. On the day, Bermuda fired 51 shots, to Bermuda’s 17.

Netherlands def. Austria, 10-7

The Netherlands took a 5-1 lead through the first half with two of the five goals coming from Steven Luna, who finished the night with four goals. In the second half, Austria scored four goals in the last 5:30 of the game, but was not enough. Netherlands wins, 10-7. Jelle-Eric de Vries of the Netherlands had three goals on the night. The leading scorers for Austria was Klaus Hauer with three goals, and Adrian Balasch with two goals.

Norway def. Switzerland, 7-5

Norway and Switzerland danced back and forth until there was 10 minutes left in the second quarter when Norway scored four consecutive goals, with two goals from Aksel Kvaal, for a Norway advantage, 6-3. Switzerland scored two more goals, but was not enough as Einar Hove scored the closing goal for a 7-5 victory. Kvaal finished the night with three goals for Noway. Luis Zurkirchen led Switzerland with two goals.

France def. Russia, 17-8

About three-quarters of the way through the first half, France build a 5-2 lead over Russia that featured two goals from Arthur Smith. France continued to press forward with a second-half run of six goals, earning a 17-8 win over Russia. The French were led in scoring by Kevin Bertrand (4 goals), Jared Baumeister (3 goals), and Smith (3 goals). Russia’s Chase Philpot (4 goals) and Arkhipov (3 goals) led Russia.

Japan def. Israel, 10-9

Japan held a slight advantage over Israel at half, 6-4. Japan strung together a 5-1 run just over 20 minutes, with goals coming from five different players. Host country Israel outscored Japan in the final two quarters, 6-4, but was not enough as Japan escaped with the win, 10-9. Japan’s Tatsuki Hashimoto paved the way with four goals. Israel was led in scoring by Isaac Paparo with a hat trick, and Zachary Pall and Daniel Leventhal contributing two goals each.

Japan advances to the fifth-place against England, set for 11 p.m. at Wingate Field No. 1, and Israel will play for seventh place on Wingate Field No. 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Latvia def. Greece, 14-9

Both Latvia and Greece exchanged goals in the first ending tied, 3-3. The second looked like momentum was changing with each team have a run for another tie, 6-6. The second half was Latvia’s with two, four-goal runs outlasting Greece, 14-9. Latvia was led in scoring by Girts Sprogis with four goals, and hat tricks from Ilajs Lasda and Christopher Zarins. Greece had three players score two goals: Nicholas Ioannou, Nicholas Kakos, and Nate Lewnes.

Mexico def. Uganda, 19-3

Mexico dominated the game through the 69-minute mark, 18-1 over Uganda, finishing the game, 19-3. Mexico’s goalie Alex Gastony was a wall stopping 17 shots on 19 attempts. Nine different players scored for Mexico and was led by Timothy Gonzales’ four goals. William Birdwell and Javier Halffter each tabbed three goals.

England def. Puerto Rico, 11-4

Alex Russell of England finished with a hat trick and started the scoring frenzy with a 10-2 run, finishing with the win, 11-4 over Puerto Rico. England advances to the fifth-place game against Japan, set for 11 p.m. on Wingate Field No. 1. Puerto Rico will play for seventh place against host country Israel at 5:00 p.m. on Wingate Field No. 1.

Nicholas Watson of England contributed two goal, and five others each scored one goal. Desiderio Gonzalez of Mexico was the leading scorer with two goals.


Canada def. Iroquois Nationals, 15-4

Mark Cockerton’s four goals and two hat tricks from Curtis Dickson and Ben McIntosh of Canada blew past the Iroquois Nationals, 15-4, and advances to the FIL Men’s World Championship gold-medal game. Canada will defend its title Saturday. Canada’s defense was on point keeping the Iroquois Nationals on the outside and forcing turnovers. Canada outshot Iroquois Nationals, 40-25.

Canada’s Dillon Ward, who was the MVP of the 2014 FIL Men’s World Championship, only allowed three goals on the night with a save percentage of 81 percent.

Canada will face the United States for the 11thconsecutive time in the gold-medal game, set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Netanya Stadium. The Iroquois return to the bronze-medal game and look to defend its 2014 bronze medal against Australia.

USA def. Australia, 14-5

The first quarter of the United States and Australia game was close as both teams played to a 2-2 tie. Rob Pannell of the United States scored 41 seconds into the second quarter, giving the U.S. a 3-2 lead, which sparked a 12-3 run, defeating Australia, 14-5. The United States spread the scoring opportunities to eight players. Marcus Holman closed out the night with the last three of four goals.

The United States returns to the FIL Men’s World Championship title game and is matched up with Canada. The two foes have met in the last 10 gold-medal games, with the United States winning seven.

Australia returns to the bronze-medal game and is paired against the Iroquois Nationals. This is a rematch of the 2014 game, where the Iroquois won its first medal in any FIL Men’s World Championship.

2018 FIL Men’s World Championship

The 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship preliminary competition is set from July 11-16, with pool finals and crossover competition starting on July 15. After 169 games of competition, the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship gold medalist will be crowned on July 21 at Netanya Stadium. Tickets for the World Championship may be purchased at

Teams will compete in a total of six to eight games each during the 10-day event, with all teams playing to a final placement. 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship schedule.

The majority of the World Championship will be held at Wingate National Sport Institution’s six competition fields. With the limited capacity, the venue will provide an electric atmosphere for the World Championship, with sell-out crowds anticipated.

ESPN and ESPN+ will broadcast the games in the United States from start to finish with 10 days of play on ESPN2 and ESPNU for 14 games, and more than 160 games available on the ESPN+, the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service. The FIL Men’s World Championship will also be available in Canada on TSN and locally in Israel on Sport 5. Fans will be able to watch the games in more than 50 countries. The FIL Men’s World Championship Broadcast schedule and links is here.

To follow the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship, and get the most recent content from FIL’s FanHubthat provides one location for fans to see and read all the content written about the 2018 FIL Men’s World Championship. Content will be featured from media outlets, social media channels, the World Championship host site as well as original content from FIL’s media services team.

The FIL Men’s World Championship started in 1967 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where the United States defeated Australia for its first of nine World Championship gold medals. In 1974, the second World Championship was held in Melbourne, Australia, with the United States claiming the title. Since then, the event has been held every four years.


2018 FIL Men’s World Championship

Netanya, Israel, July 11-21

Wingate National Sport Institute and Netanya Stadium


Thursday, July 19

Chinese Taipei def. Turkey, 15-9

Belgium def. Poland, 12-11

Wales def. Italy, 15-4

Czech Republic def. Hong Kong, 9-8

Argentina def. Spain, 16-12

Jamaica def. Finland, 8-7, OT

Denmark def. Korea, 11-7

Sweden def. Hungary, 14-8

Germany def. Ireland, 14-5

New Zealand def. Slovakia, 10-9

China def. Croatia, 15-10

Philippines def. Scotland, 12-6

Bermuda def. Peru, 16-4

Netherlands def. Austria, 10-7

Norway def. Switzerland, 7-5

France def. Russia, 17-8

Japan def. Israel, 10-9

Latvia def. Greece, 14-9

Mexico def. Uganda, 19-3

England def. Puerto Rico, 11-4


Canada def. Iroquois Nationals, 15-4

USA def. Australia, 14-5


Wednesday, July 18

China def. Colombia, 14-6

Chinese Taipei def. Luxembourg, 12-4

Bermuda def. Croatia, 10-1

Czech Republic def. Belgium, 10-8

Jamaica def. Switzerland, 12-6

Mexico def. Turkey, 14-8

Hong Kong def. Poland, 16-5

Sweden def. Argentina, 11-4

Hungary def. Spain, 9-8

Norway def. Austria, 16-5

Wales def. Latvia, 10-9

Greece def. New Zealand, 12-11

Russia def. Peru, 18-9

Korea def. Uganda, 12-4



Australia def. Israel, 9-6

Iroquois Nationals def. Puerto Rico, 14-7

England def. Ireland, 11-10

Japan def. Scotland, 11-7


Tuesday, July 17

Switzerland def. New Zealand, 9-6

Czech Republic def. France, 14-7

Italy def. Philippines def. Italy, 12-11, OT

Latvia def. Norway, 9-8, OT

Spain def. Denmark, 12-7

Canada def. Australia, 13-7

Hungary def. Russia, 14-12

Bermuda  def Chinese Taipei, 10-3

Germany def. Finland, 12-7

Belgium def. Korea, 17-8

Mexico def. Colombia, 22-10

USA def. England, 19-2

Wales def. Austria, 9-5

Jamaica def. Greece, 11-4

Iroquois Nationals def. Scotland, 14-7

Israel def. Ireland, 16-4

Netherlands def. Poland, 9-7

Slovakia def. Argentina, 10-9

Puerto def. Rico Japan, 14-9


Monday, July 16

Latvia def. Sweden, 13-9

Denmark def. Peru, 11-4

Ireland def. Italy, 15-7

France def. Uganda, 14-5

Bermuda def. Luxembourg, 17-2

Israel def. Philippines, 11-8

Mexico def. China, 15-14

Belgium def. Turkey, 11-8

Japan def. Finland, 15-5

New Zealand def. Hong Kong, 11-9

Hungary def. Croatia, 15-3

Australia def. England, 7-6

Wales def. Netherlands, 9-5

Jamaica def. Slovakia, 12-5

Puerto Rico def. Germany, 14-9

Canada def. Iroquois Nationals, 10-5

Austria def. Poland, 12-8

Greece def. Argentina, 12-9

USA def. Scotland, 18-2


Sunday, July 15

Finland def. Norway, 11-9

Russia def. Luxembourg, 24-1

Turkey def. China, 13-12

Germany def. Hong Kong, 12-4

Puerto Rico def. New Zealand, 13-1

Korea def. Mexico, 9-6

Philippines def. Switzerland, 11-5

Jamaica def. Peru, 17-4

Italy def. Sweden, 13-11

Ireland def. Latvia, 12-7

Wales def. Uganda, 17-1

England def. Scotland, 11-8

Belgium def. Colombia, 7-6

Slovakia def. Denmark, 8-5

Argentina def. Czech Republic, 12-8

Hungary def. Bermuda, 7-6

USA def. Canada, 11-10

Iroquois Nationals def. Australia, 16-9

Austria def. Spain, 12-10

Croatia def. Chinese Taipei, 7-6


Saturday, July 14

Hong Kong def. Uganda, 16-1

Japan def. Netherlands, 18-3

Finland def. Colombia, 20-4

Latvia def. Greece, 10-9, OT

Poland def. Luxembourg, 15-6

New Zealand def. Croatia, 16-2

USA def. Australia, 19-1

Germany def. France, 15-4

Sweden def. Hungary, 16-6

Ireland def. Denmark, 14-3

Philippines def. Belgium, 11-4

Switzerland def. Chinese TaiPei, 17-1

Canada def. Scotland, 22-3

Puerto Rico def. Bermuda, 17-3

Italy def. Peru, 13-7

Iroquois Nationals def. England, 18-7

Israel def. Russia, 19-2


Friday, July 13

Greece def. Mexico, 13-8

Austria def. Colombia, 13-7

Uganda def. Luxembourg, 7-6

Spain def. Croatia, 12-9

Japan def. Norway, 24-3

Hong Kong def. Poland, 9-7

Jamaica def. Russia, 17-7

Denmark def. China, 14-4

Australia def. Scotland, 18-6

France def. Korea, 10-6

Argentina def. Hungary, 14-6

Puerto Rico def. Wales, 16-4

Canada def. England, 12-6

Slovakia def. Chinese Taipei, 13-1

Peru def. Turkey, 18-11

Philippines def. Czech Republic, 11-6


Thursday, July 12

Germany def. Korea, 19-5

Poland def. Uganda, 16-4

Switzerland def. Slovakia, 10-6

Norway def. Netherlands, 14-6

New Zealand def. Spain, 9-5

Ireland def. China, 18-3

Latvia def. Mexico, 13-10

Italy def. Turkey, 16-8

Sweden def. Argentina, 13-5

Wales def. Bermuda, 8-4

Finland def. Austria, 11-7

Czech Republic def. Belgium, 15-8

Israel def. Jamaica, 11-3

USA def. Iroquois Nationals, 17-9


Wednesday, July 11

Hong Kong def. Luxembourg, 20-1


FIL Men’s World Championship History

Year – Teams (gold def. silver), Score, Location

2014 – Canada def. USA, 8-5, Denver, Colorado, USA

2010 – USA def. Canada, 12-10, Manchester, England

2006 – Canada def. USA, 15-10, London, Ontario, Canada

2002 – USA def. Canada, 18-15, Perth, Australia

1998 – USA def. Canada, 15-14 (OT), Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1994 – USA def. Australia, 21-7, Manchester, England

1990 – USA def. Canada, 19-15, Perth, Australia

1986 – USA def. Canada, 18-9, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1982 – USA def. Australia, 22-14, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

1978 – Canada def. USA, 17-16 (OT), Stockport, England

1974 – USA, Three-way tie for 2nd, Melbourne, Australia

1967 – USA def. Australia, 25-11, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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