FIH World Rankings

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Men's Top 20 Rankings as of 21 December 2020[1]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Belgium 2496.88
2 Steady  Australia 2385.7
3 Steady  Netherlands 2257.96
4 Steady  India 2063.78
5 Steady  Argentina 1967.39
6 Steady  Germany 1944.34
7 Steady  England 1743.77
8 Steady  New Zealand 1575
9 Steady  Spain 1559.32
10 Steady  Canada 1417.37
11 Steady  Malaysia 1318
12 Steady  France 1218
13 Steady  Ireland 1193
14 Steady  South Africa 1160.06
15 Steady  Japan 1005
16 Steady  South Korea 965
17 Steady  Pakistan 910
18 Steady  Wales 850.81
19 Steady  Scotland 805.46
20 Steady  Austria 803
*Change from 4 October 2020
Women's Top 20 Rankings as of 21 December 2020[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Netherlands 26231.99
2 Steady  Argentina 2174.61
3 Steady  Germany 2054.28
4 Steady  Australia 2012.89
5 Steady  England 1952.74
6 Steady  New Zealand 1818.98
7 Steady  Spain 1802.13
8 Steady  Ireland 1583.09
9 Steady  India 1543
10 Steady  China 1521
11 Steady  South Korea 1480
12 Steady  Belgium 1401.78
13 Steady  Japan 1286.69
14 Steady  Canada 1263
15 Steady  United States 1215
16 Steady  South Africa 1066.23
17 Steady  Italy 1004
18 Steady  Chile 866.1
19 Steady  Russia 846
20 Steady  Malaysia 808
*Change from 4 October 2020

The FIH World Ranking is a ranking system for men's and women's national teams in field hockey. The teams of the member nations of International Hockey Federation (FIH), field hockey's world governing body, are ranked based on their game results. The rankings were introduced in October 2003.[3]

Uses of the rankings[edit]

The rankings were introduced to overcome the criticism of fixing when drawing the pools for each tournament. It also determines the quotas for tournaments such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup.[4]

Calculation method[edit]

Overview[edit]

All of the FIH-recognised, including qualifying and continental tournaments for last four years are included in ranking points calculation. However, the past results will be deducted by the percentage set by the FIH as shown by the tabulated below.

Year Points percentage included
Year 4 100%
Year 3 75%
Year 2 50%
Year 1 25%
Total points

Continental championships[edit]

FIH had set the total allocated points for the continental tournaments. However, a different percentage was set to differ the standard of regional field hockey. Currently, only Europe had full 100% points allocation for all classification while the others had only several finishers with full points allocation. Africa is the sole continent with neither men's or women's tournament had full points allocation.

New calculation method[edit]

From 2020 onwards the FIH will use a match-based world rankings system similar to the ones being used in rugby union and association football.[5]

Rank leaders[edit]

Men's at the end of each year
Year Team
Present  Belgium
2020
2019  Australia
2018  Belgium
2017  Australia
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012  Germany
2011  Australia
2010
2009  Germany
2008
2007
2006
2005  Australia
2004  Germany
2003
Women's at the end of each year
Year Team
Present  Netherlands
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011  Argentina
2010
2009  Netherlands
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003  Argentina

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  3. ^ "FIH to introduce world rankings". The Hindu. 2 September 2003. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  4. ^ "FIH World Ranking System" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  5. ^ "FIH creates Hockey5s World Cup". fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.

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