History made at 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships

Cover photo c/o Fields of Growth on Instagram.

Nine federations are making their debut at the World Lacrosse Championships: Japan, Costa Rica, Turkey, Israel, Russia, Belgium, Colombia, Thailand and Uganda.

Uganda is the first African nation to compete, and notched their first win yesterday against South Korea. Uganda came back by scoring 6 goals in the 4th quarter and holding South Korea to 0 in the 4th, for a final score of 10-9.

Iroquois have been competing in the World Games since 1998. While this is not the Iroquois’  first tournament (they first competed in 1990), they have also had a strong showing early on,  they weren’t represented in the last World Lacrosse Championships because England wouldn’t recognize their passports. The Iroquois Nationals have won 3 of their first 4 games.