In the late 1990s, as the sport of inter-crosse was developing, several voices were raised in favour of playing the game in a more competitive form. After discussions with its member federations, the FIIC created the World Cup, which first took place in Auderghem, Belgium in 1999.
Initially, there was only a men’s tournament but in 2001 the first women’s World Cup was held in Lecco, Italy.
The creation of the World Cup has lead to a rapid technical development of the sport. A development that is still very much in progress.
In 2016, the formula of the World Cup was reviewed, namely to allow member nations to send more than one team and thus increasing the number of participating teams. The name of the tournament was changed to “World Championship”.
|YEAR||LOCATION||LOGO||WINNER (M)||WINNER (W)|
|2018||Prague, Czech Republic||Czech Republic||Czech Republic|
|2016||Montréal, Québec||Czech Republic||Czech Republic|
|2013||Lons-le-Saunier, France||Czech Republic||Czech Republic|
|2012||Prague, Czech Republic||Czech Republic||Germany|
|2008||Kriens, Switzerland||Czech Republic||Czech Republic|
|2006||Szombathely, Hungary||Czech Republic||Cancelled|
|2005||Prague, Czech Republic||Czech Republic||Czech Republic|
|2004||Sursee, Switzerland||Czech Republic||Czech Republic|
|2002||Szombathely, Hungary||Czech Republic||Czech Republic|
|2001||Lecco, Italy||Québec||Czech Republic|
|1999||Auderghem, Belgium||Czech Republic||N/A|