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Indian Hockey men’s team ranked 4th for the 1st time, Belgium topped & Women’s team ranked 9th , Netherlands topped : FIH World Rankings 2020

Fédération Internationale de Hockey or International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Rankings 2020, ranks Indian Hockey men’s team at 4th position with 2064.14 points  for the 1st time & Women’s team is ranked at 9th with 1543 points.The men’s list is topped by Belgium for the first time with 2481.34 & women’s list is topped by Netherlands with 2626.03 points.i.Indian Men’s team’s excellent performance in the 1st 3 rounds of the 2nd edition of FIH Hockey Pro League paved the way for them to move from 5th spot to 4th spot. This is the highest ranking position since the formation of FIH rankings in 2003.

ii.Indian Men’s team rise comes from the drop of Olympics champions Argentina to 5th place.

Men’s Rank List

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Rank Country Points Secured
4 India 2064.14
1 Belgium 2481.34
2 Australia 2393.58
3 Netherlands 2237.61

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Women’s Rank List

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Rank Country Points Secured
9 India 1543.00
1 Netherlands 2626.03
2 Australia 2111.21
3 Argentia 2076.29

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Model to calculate FIH World Ranking
After the approval from the FIH Executive Board, a new World Ranking model took effect from January 1, 2020. Previously the tournament based ranking system was adopted,at present a match based model where opposing teams exchange points.The number of points exchanged depends on the result of the match, the relative ranking of the teams and the importance of the match.

About FIH World Ranking
It was introduced in October 2003.This ranking system is for men’s & women’s national teams in field hockey. The teams of the member nations of FIH, field hockey’s world governing body are ranked based on their game result. It determines the quotes for tournaments such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup.

About FIH
Headquarters- Lausanne, Switzerland
President- Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra