Iroquois Nationals Receive Warm Welcome to the FIL Championships

DENVER – The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team began arriving in the Mile High City on July 3 to get acclimated and prepare for the 2014 Federal of International Lacrosse World Championship scheduled from July 10 to July 19 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Opening ceremonies begin at 5 p.m.

As the oldest and fastest-growing sport in America, this year’s lacrosse world championship is expected to attract more than 100,000 fans to watch 38 nations compete in 142 games scheduled over 10 days in nine divisions.

The Iroquois Nationals are ranked in the top Blue Division with five other nations, and will compete against England, Canada, Australia, Japan and the United States. They are the only all-Native team sanctioned to compete at the international level and participated in five previous world men’s field lacrosse tournaments.

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