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Indian men 9th, women 13th in FIH World Rankings

March 27, 2015 11:53 AM

LAUSANNE: By logging 1339 points, Indian men's is ranked 9th in the FIH World Rankings, according to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) press released issued today. These include points awarded following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 2 events.

The Indian women's team is ranked 13 with 949 points.

In the FIH Men’s World Rankings, 2014 World Champions Australia (1), World Cup Silver medallists the Netherlands (2) and 2012 Olympic Champions Germany (3) continue to hold the top three positions, with Tom Boon’s Belgium moving into fourth place ahead of Ashley Jackson’s England, who drop to fifth. Argentina’s Los Leones retain sixth place ahead of New Zealand (7), Korea (8), India (9) and Pakistan (10).

Malaysia (12), Ireland (14), Canada (15), Japan (16), Poland (17), France (18), Egypt (20), Austria (22) and China (31) all secured top three finishes in the Hockey World League Round 2 events, reaching the Olympic qualifier Semi-Final phase and collecting crucial ranking points in the process. Although these teams have seen little change in their current FIH World Ranking on this occasion, their involvement in the upcoming Hockey World League Semi-Finals will generate even more points and could trigger some significant movement.

The top four positions in the FIH Women’s World Rankings remain the same, with the Netherlands (1), Australia (2), Argentina (3) and New Zealand (4) all retaining their places. However, there has been some movement in the 5-8 positions, with USA moving from eighth place to fifth ahead of Germany’s Die Danas (6), China (7), England (8), Korea (9) and Japan (10).

As with the men’s rankings, the teams that secured qualification from Round 2 to the Semi-Finals of the women’s Hockey World League have experienced only subtle changes in terms of the position in the FIH World Rankings at this stage. However India (13), Ireland (14), Italy (16), Azerbaijan (19), Canada (20), Poland (23) and Uruguay (29) will all collect performance-related points from their involvement in the HWL Semi-Finals, something which could initiate substantial changes.

FIH World Ranking as of March, 2015:

Men: 1 Australia (1933 pts), 2 Netherlands (1800), 3 Germany (1673), 4 Belgium (1535), 5 England (1508), 6 Argentina (1454), 7 New Zealand (1421), 8 Korea (1358), 9 India (1339), 10 Pakistan (1150), 11 Spain (1088), 12 Malaysia (1031), 13 South Africa (934), 14 Ireland (870), 15 Canada (868), 16 Japan (835), 17 Poland (703), 18 France (695), 19 Russia (636), 20 Egypt (588).

Women: 1 Netherlands (1938), 2 Australia(1848), 3 Argentina (1818), 4 New Zealand (1675), 5 United States (1440), 6 Germany (1438), 7 China (1433), 8 England (1412), 9 Korea (1369), 10 Japan (1345), 11 South Africa (1121), 12 Belgium (1094), 13 India (949), 14 Ireland (855), 15 Spain (844), 16 Italy (653), 17 Scotland (620), 18 Belarus (619), 19 Azerbaijan (591), 20 Canada (553).

 
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