Limerick, IRE - The U21 men’s field lacrosse team is back in action after a six-year hiatus, and will kick off the competition against the United States on August 10 at 12 p.m. Irish Standard Time (IST).
In late May, World Lacrosse announced that it had reached a landmark agreement with ESPN, granting that entity the global broadcast rights to the World Lacrosse Championships through the end of 2023. A total of 246 games from three international events will be broadcast on ESPN's linear networks or ESPN+ in the United States, on TSN in Canada, and on ESPN International in more than 170 international territories.
All 86 games of the Men’s U21 World Championship will be broadcast, via ESPN or Lax Sports Network. Twenty-two games will be distributed on ESPN+ and via select ESPN international platforms, with two games - a semifinal and the gold medal match - also televised in the United States on ESPNU. The remaining games will be offered globally by Lax Sports Network.
August 10 USA v CANADA 12:00 p.m. IST ESPN+
August 11 CANADA v AUS 7:00 p.m. IST ESPN+
August 14 ENG v CANADA 7:00 p.m. IST ESPN+
August 15 CANADA v HNL 7:00 p.m. IST ESPN+
The playoffs will also air on ESPN. The quarter-finals will air August 17 on ESPN+, times to be confirmed. The semi-finals will air the following day on ESPN+. The bronze medal game will air on August 20 at 4:00 pm on ESPN+, while the gold medal game will air on the same day at 7:00 p.m. IST on ESPNU. TSN channels will be announced as they become available.
About Lacrosse Canada
Founded in 1867, Lacrosse Canada is the governing body responsible for all aspects of lacrosse in Canada. Our organization is comprised of 10 Member Associations representing nearly 85,000 individual participants, including coaches, officials, and athletes of all ages and abilities. Lacrosse Canada’s mission is to honour the sport of lacrosse and its unique nation-building heritage, by engaging our members, leading our partners, and providing opportunities for all Canadians to participate. Lacrosse Canada oversees the delivery of numerous national championships and the participation of Team Canada at all international events sanctioned by World Lacrosse. Lacrosse Canada is proud to be affiliated with partners that share the same vision and values, including our corporate partners - NormaTec Recovery Systems, RockTape, OPRO, Canadian Red Cross, Westjet, and Baron Rings - as well as our funding partners the Government of Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada, and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation.
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