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Belgium vs Germany Lacrosse 2014 World Lacrosse Championship

Photo Blast: Germany Dominates Belgium, Positive Finish for Both

0 - Published July 29, 2014 by in Denver 2014, International

In Belgium’s first ever World Lacrosse Championship game, they were matched up against “big brother” Germany. It was a good start for the Germans whose former coaching roster vacated the program as they were upset at Germany’s exclusion from the Blue Division in order to reinstate the Iroquois.

The game was mostly one sided, Belgium didn’t have much of a shot from the opening whistle. By the end, Germany towered over Belgium to secure win #1, 12-4.

I didn’t get to spend enough time around the German national team, other than watching Germany win the World Cup with them, to find out if the administrative change really put the team behind or if the team just didn’t live up to expectations.

The Germans went undefeated in Group Play and were sailing smooth until facing another newcomer, Israel, on ESPN U. The rain didn’t hold the Israelis down and the ended German debate of solely belonging in the Blue Division, as they were clearly not invincible. Facing the Blue Division’s England next also reinforced the concept. The Germans were able to close the World Games on two positive wins over Sweden and Ireland.

As for Belgium, finishing .500 is a proud feat for a first year nation in a pool with 37 other teams. The Belgians suffered 3 big losses in group play before coming above water against Costa Rica. The much needed win carried momentum to also find victories over Uganda and Russia. The team was put back in place by Slovakia before closing out on a redemption win over the Austrians, who previously beat them in group play by 18 goals!

Germany (6-2)

W Germany 12 Belgium 4
W Germany 20 Austria 2
W Germany 21 Hong Kong 2
W Germany 9 Czech Republic 5
L Germany 1 Israel 15
L Germany 3 England 15
W Germany 13 Sweden 10
W Germany 8 Ireland 6

Belgium (4-4)

L Belgium 4 Germany 12
L Belgium 9 Hong Kong 11
L Belgium 1 Austria 14
W Belgium 18 Costa Rica 4
W Belgium 10 Uganda 4
W Belgium 8 Russia 4
L Belgium 3 Slovakia 6
W Belgium 7 Austria 6

Let’s take a look at the game between Germany and their neighbors to the west, Belgium!

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