COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, USA – World Lacrosse today announced the schedule for its 2022 Men’s U21 Championship, hosted by Ireland Lacrosse at the University of Limerick from August 10-20. The largest junior-level world championship staged to date by World Lacrosse will feature a record 23 teams and more than 500 athletes competing in 86 games over 11 days. 

The 23 teams in Limerick will be split into five pools – three groups of five and two groups of four. Pool A features the top ranked teams: USA, Canada, Haudenosaunee, Australia and England.  

Originally scheduled for 2020, the tournament kicks off with a blockbuster opening day on Wednesday, August 10, as USA takes on Canada in the first game at noon. After another Pool A matchup between the Haudenosaunee and England at 1 p.m., host Ireland takes on Germany at 7 p.m. 

Ireland Lacrosse CEO Michael Kennedy said “I am thrilled to welcome 23 teams to Ireland for a record-setting world championship. This tournament will demonstrate the exceptional growth of lacrosse with a talented field of U21 teams and I cannot wait for the global audience to experience everything Limerick and Ireland have to offer.”  

Pool play will continue through Monday, August 15 and will determine seeding for the playoff brackets. The top three teams from Pools B and C and the best fourth-place finisher from those pools will join the five teams from Pool A in a 12-team championship bracket.  

Meanwhile, Pools D and E are aimed at providing developmental and championship-level experience to ten teams that do not meet the age rules for full participation. After pool play, those teams will compete in the platinum bracket to determine 13th through 23rd place, alongside the three lowest ranking teams from Pools B and C. 

Bracket play begins on Tuesday, August 16, building up to the semifinals on Thursday, August 18 and the medal games on Saturday, August 20, with the championship match set for 7 p.m.  

During the event, 22 games will be broadcast globally via ESPN digital platforms, with the semifinal and championship match also airing in the U.S. on ESPNU. The men’s U21 championship is the second event in a historic multi-year partnership between World Lacrosse and ESPN that was announced last month. 

The last men’s junior-level championship in 2016 ended with a classic in the gold medal match, as the U.S. overcame a 6-0 deficit to defeat Canada 13-12 in British Columbia. The win continued the Americans’ unblemished gold medal streak in the championship, dating back to 1988. 

The full schedule for the event can be found below. All times are listed in local time, Irish Standard Time / UTC+1:00. 

Tickets and more information are available at WorldLax2022.com. 

Pool Schedule

Men’s U21 Championship Pool Play Schedule

Date Game   Group Time
August 10 USA Canada A 12:00 PM
August 10 Haudenosaunee England A 1:00 PM
August 10 Ireland Germany C 7:00 PM
August 11 Latvia Jamaica C 10:00 AM
August 11 Netherlands Sweden E 11:00 AM
August 11 Israel Puerto Rico B 1:00 PM
August 11 Wales Kenya D 2:00 PM
August 11 China Chinese Taipei D 3:00 PM
August 11 England USA A 4:00 PM
August 11 Hong Kong Korea E 5:00 PM
August 11 Canada Australia A 7:00 PM
August 12 Chinese Taipei Wales D 11:00 AM
August 12 Uganda Hong Kong E 12:00 PM
August 12 Poland China D 2:00 PM
August 12 Korea Netherlands E 3:00 PM
August 12 Japan Israel B 5:00 PM
August 12 Puerto Rico Czech Republic B 6:00 PM
August 13 Kenya Poland D 11:00 AM
August 13 China Wales D 12:00 PM
August 13 Czech Republic Japan B 1:00 PM
August 13 Hong Kong Netherlands E 2:00 PM
August 13 Jamaica Ireland C 3:00 PM
August 13 Australia England A 4:00 PM
August 13 Sweden Uganda E 5:00 PM
August 13 Germany Latvia C 6:00 PM
August 13 USA Haudenosaunee A 7:00 PM
August 14 Netherlands Uganda E 12:00 PM
August 14 Ireland Latvia C 1:00 PM
August 14 Korea Sweden E 2:00 PM
August 14 Chinese Taipei Kenya D 3:00 PM
August 14 Haudenosaunee Australia A 4:00 PM
August 14 Jamaica Germany C 5:00 PM
August 14 Wales Poland D 6:00 PM
August 14 England Canada A 7:00 PM
August 15 Uganda Korea E 11:00 AM
August 15 Israel Czech Republic B 12:00 PM
August 15 Poland Chinese Taipei D 2:00 PM
August 15 Japan Puerto Rico B 3:00 PM
August 15 Australia USA A 4:00 PM
August 15 Kenya China D 5:00 PM
August 15 Sweden Hong Kong E 6:00 PM
August 15 Canada Haudenosaunee A 7:00 PM

Bracket Schedule

Men’s U21 Championship Bracket Schedule

Date Game Number Game   Time Round/Bracket
August 16 43 B1 C3 10:00 AM Play-In / Championship
August 16 44 C1 B3 1:00 PM Play-In / Championship
August 16 45 E3 D5 2:00 PM Play-In / Platinum
August 16 46 D3 E5 3:00 PM Play-In / Platinum
August 16 47 A5 B4 or C4 4:00 PM Play-In / Championship
August 16 48 E4 D4 5:00 PM Play-In / Platinum
August 16 49 E2 D2 6:00 PM Play-In / Platinum
August 16 50 B2 C2 7:00 PM Play-In / Championship
August 17 51 A3 WG43 10:00 AM Quarterfinals / Championship
August 17 52 B4 or C4 WG48 12:00 PM Quarterfinals / Platinum
August 17 53 A2 WG44 1:00 PM Quarterfinals / Championship
August 17 54 LG48 LG45 2:00 PM Consolation / Platinum
August 17 55 E1 WG46 3:00 PM Quarterfinals / Platinum
August 17 56 A4 WG47 4:00 PM Quarterfinals / Championship
August 17 57 LG49 LG46 5:00 PM Consolation / Platinum
August 17 58 D1 WG45 6:00 PM Quarterfinals / Platinum
August 17 59 A1 WG50 7:00 PM Quarterfinals / Championship
August 18 60 LG55 LG58 9:00 AM Consolation / Platinum
August 18 61 WG49 WG52 10:00 AM Semifinals / Platinum
August 18 62 WG57 WG54 11:00 AM Consolation / Platinum
August 18 63 LG47 LG51 12:00 PM Consolation / Championship
August 18 64 WG55 WG58 1:00 PM Semifinals / Platinum
August 18 65 LG57 LG54 2:00 PM Placement – 23rd / Platinum
August 18 66 LG50 LG53 3:00 PM Consolation / Championship
August 18 67 WG51 WG53 4:00 PM Semifinals / Championship
August 18 68 LG43 LG56 5:00 PM Consolation / Championship
August 18 69 LG44 LG59 6:00 PM Consolation / Championship
August 18 70 WG59 WG56 7:00 PM Semifinals / Championship
August 19 71 LG52 WG60 9:00 AM Consolation / Platinum
August 19 72 LG66 LG63 9:30 AM Consolation / Championship
August 19 73 WG65 LG60 12:00 PM Placement – 21st / Platinum
August 19 74 LG68 LG69 12:30 PM Consolation / Championship
August 19 75 LG61 LG64 3:00 PM Placement – 15th / Platinum
August 19 76 WG66 WG63 3:30 PM Consolation / Championship
August 19 77 WG61 WG64 6:00 PM Placement – 13th / Platinum
August 19 78 WG68 WG69 6:30 PM Consolation / Championship
August 20 79 LG62 LG71 9:00 AM Placement – 19th / Platinum
August 20 80 WG74 WG72 9:15 AM Placement – 9th / Championship
August 20 81 LG74 LG72 12:00 PM Placement – 11th / Championship
August 20 82 WG78 WG76 12:15 PM Placement – 5th / Championship
August 20 83 WG62 WG71 3:00 PM Placement – 17th / Platinum
August 20 84 LG78 LG76 3:15 PM Placement – 7th / Championship
August 20 85 LG70 LG67 4:00 PM Bronze Medal / Championship
August 20 86 WG70 WG67 7:00 PM Gold Medal / Championship