A record 30 nations have been confirmed as taking part in the 2021 Women's Lacrosse World Championship in the United States.
The Championships will take place in Towson in Maryland from July 7 to 17 2021.
The 30 teams earned their places based on the standings at the last Women's Lacrosse World Championship in 2017 or their performances in their respective Continental Federation qualifiers.
At the last event, held in England in 2017, 25 nations took part in the tournament, with United States beating Canada 10-5 to claim gold, while hosts England beat Australia 10-9 to win bronze, in a match that required four periods of overtime to separate the countries.
The United States will be hoping to win the crown for the fourth straight time in a tournament that will feature five nations making their debuts at World Championship level.
"With 30 national teams confirming their participation, we have reached yet another important, and exciting milestone for the sport of lacrosse globally," said Fiona Clark, World Lacrosse Board of Directors member and competition director.
"The growth of this World Championship is a reflection of how competition opportunities for lacrosse continue to expand around the world, and that is due to the outstanding work of our member-national governing bodies and Continental Federations.
"Not only will this be the largest Women’s World Championship ever staged by World Lacrosse, the overall depth and quality of play, across all 30 teams, will undoubtedly set a new standard for excellence.”
The 30 participating countries are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Haudenosaunee, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda, United States and Wales.