2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships: Final Standings

(Photo Credit: FIL)
The 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championships have come to an end as we watched the USA defeat Canada in the final seconds to take home gold. This entire week has been jammed packed with the most lacrosse action on the planet. Now that the final rankings are out we can look back and see the movers and shakers from the World Championships. Let’s have a look at these rankings and see who rose and fell from 2014-2018.
Place
Team 
Overall Record
2014 Ranking
1
USA
7-0
2
2
Canada
5-2
1
3
Iroquois
5-3
3
4
Australia
3-5
4
5
England
4-4
5
6
Japan
5-2
8
7
Israel
5-2
7
8
Puerto Rico
5-3
9
Germany
6-1
9
10
Philippines
5-2
11
Scotland
1-7
6
12
Ireland
4-4
10
13
Jamaica
7-1
14
Wales
6-2
17
15
Finland
4-3
13
16
Italy
3-4
18
17
Norway
4-3
25
18
Latvia
5-3
19
19
Greece
4-3
20
Switzerland
3-4
15
21
New Zealand
5-3
12
22
Netherlands
2-5
16
23
Slovakia
4-3
26
24
Austria
3-5
28
25
Sweden
5-2
11
26
Czech Rep.
4-3
14
27
Hong Kong
5-3
21
28
Hungary
4-4
29
Argentina
4-4
36
30
Belgium
4-4
27
31
Spain
3-4
30
32
Poland
3-5
20
33
France
4-3
31
34
Denmark
3-4
35
Korea
3-4
35
36
Russia
2-5
32
37
Bermuda
5-3
24
38
Mexico
4-4
23
39
Peru
2-5
40
Uganda
1-7
34
41
Taiwan
3-4
42
China
2-5
33
43
Turkey
1-6
22
44
Croatia
1-6
45
Colombia
1-5
37
46
Luxembourg
0-7

 

Movers from 2014 to 2018

Biggest Movers: Up – Norway, Argentina
                           Down – Czech Republic, Turkey, Mexico

Moving Up

USA +1
Iroquois –
Australia –
England –
Japan +2
Israel –
Germany –
Wales +3
Italy +2
Norway +8
Latvia +1
Slovakia +3
Austria +4
Argentina +7
Korea –

Moving Down

Canada -1
Scotland -5
Ireland -2
Finland -2
Switzerland -5
New Zealand -9
Netherlands -6
Sweden -14
Czech Republic -12
Hong Kong -6
Belgium -3
Spain -1
Poland -12
France -2
Russia -4
Bermuda -13
Mexico -15
Uganda -6
China -9
Turkey -22
Colombia -8

New Teams

Puerto Rico – 8th
Philippines – 10th
Jamaica – 13th
Greece – 19th
Hungary – 28th
Peru – 39th
Taiwan – 41st
Croatia – 43rd
Luxembourg – 46th

Other Teams

Denmark – 34th , Did not participate in 2010

Look Ahead

Now that we know the final standings for 2018 we can look ahead to 2021 and see where teams will start out at. Remember that we will have 30 teams in 2021 and we aren’t 100% sure how those teams will qualify yet. The top six from this year will be the Blue pool in 2021 just like always.

Blue Pool – 2021

Blue Pool
Place
Team
1st
USA
2nd
Canada
3rd
Iroquois 
4th
Australia
5th
England
6th
Japan
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