The International Lacrosse Federation (ILF) World Championship began as a four-team invitational tournament that coincided with Canada's centennial lacrosse celebration in 1967. The Mt Washington (Md) Lacrosse Club represented the United States and won the tournament. Seven years later, Australia celebrated its lacrosse centenary, and the US fielded an all-star team to compete in a similar international invitational tournament. It was here that the concept of holding a world championship tournament every four years was born. The US has captured eight ILF World Championships and finished second in the ninth. The Americans have not lost a game in Championship play since the 1978 final, a 17-16 overtime setback to Canada. The winning streak spans 32 games through six ILF tournaments. The tournament uses the field lacrosse rules. International Lacrosse Federation was founded in 1974 to promote and develop the game of lacrosse throughout the world. ... ...
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