FIH World Rankings

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Men's Top 20 Rankings as of 8 September 2019[1]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Australia 2350
2 Steady  Belgium 2348
3 Steady  Netherlands 2155
4 Steady  Argentina 1988
5 Steady  India 1823
6 Increase 1  Germany 1770
7 Decrease 1  England 1679
8 Increase 1  Spain 1510
9 Decrease 1  New Zealand 1459
10 Steady  Canada 1325
11 Increase 1  Malaysia 1218
12 Increase 1  France 1118
13 Decrease 2  Ireland 1093
14 Steady  South Africa 1043
15 Increase 1  Japan 905
16 Decrease 1  South Korea 865
17 Steady  Pakistan 810
18 Increase 7  Wales 755
19 Increase 2  Scotland 705
20 Decrease 1  Austria 703
*Change from 30 June 2019
Women's Top 20 Rankings as of 8 September 2019[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Netherlands 2578
2 Steady  Australia 2020
3 Steady  Argentina 1938
4 Increase 1  Germany 1893
5 Decrease 1  England 1761
6 Steady  New Zealand 1733
7 Steady  Spain 1713
8 Steady  Ireland 1480
9 Increase 1  India 1443
10 Increase 1  China 1421
11 Increase 1  South Korea 1380
12 Decrease 3  Belgium 1345
13 Steady  United States 1190
14 Steady  Japan 1185
15 Increase 3  Canada 1163
16 Steady  South Africa 983
17 Steady  Italy 904
18 Decrease 3  Chile 775
19 Increase 4  Russia 746
20 Steady  Malaysia 708
*Change from 29 June 2019

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 continental tournament. 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.

Rank Leaders[edit]

Men's at the end of each year
Year Team
Present  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
2018  Netherlands
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 Hero World Rankings September 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "FIH Hero World Rankings September 2019 – Women" (PDF). FIH. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  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.

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