Women's FIH Pro League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

FIH Pro League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 Women's FIH Pro League
FIH Pro League Logo.png
SportField hockey
Founded2017
Inaugural season2019
No. of teams9
ContinentInternational (FIH)
Official websitefihproleague.com

The Women's FIH Pro League is an international women's field hockey competition organised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), which replaces the Women's FIH Hockey World League. The competition, also serves as a qualifier for the Hockey World Cup) and the Olympic Games.[1]

The first edition will be started in 2019. Nine teams secured their places for four years.

Format[edit]

Nine teams will compete in a round-robin tournament with home and away matches, played from January to June, with the top four teams advancing to the grand final at a pre-determined location.[2] In July 2017, Hockey India decided to withdraw both the men's and women's national teams from the competition as they estimated the chances of qualifying for the Summer Olympics to be higher when participating in the Hockey Series. Hockey India also cited lack of clarity in the ranking system.[3][4] The International Hockey Federation subsequently invited Belgium instead.[5]

Current teams

2020 format changes[edit]

For the 2020 edition, the home and away principle is kept but this principle will now be split over two consecutive seasons and work according to the following example:[6]

  • in 2020, Team A will host Team B twice within a couple of days
  • in 2021, Team B will host Team A twice within a couple of days

Summaries[edit]

Year Final host Final Third place match Teams
PR / FR
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2019 Amstelveen, Netherlands 9 / 4

Team appearances[edit]

Team 2019 Total
 Australia Q 1
 Argentina Q 1
 Belgium 5th 1
 China 7th 1
 Germany Q 1
 Great Britain 8th 1
 Netherlands Q 1
 New Zealand 6th 1
 United States 9th 1
Total 9

Broadcasters[edit]

International[edit]

(unsold markets only, plus Caribbean)
Broadcaster Notes
Mycujoo All matches live through 2024[7][8]

Other[edit]

2019–2021
Country Broadcaster
 Australia Fox Sports
 Austria DAZN
 Germany
  Switzerland
 Belgium Telenet
 Canada B/R Live
 United States
 Caribbean Flow Sports
India and sub-continent
Star Sports
 Ireland BT Sport
 United Kingdom
ESPN
 Malaysia Astro
 Netherlands Ziggo Sport
 New Zealand TVNZ
Spark
 Spain Gol
Eurosport

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey Pro League Q&A". fih.ch. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  2. ^ "'Game-changing' Hockey Pro League teams announced for 2019". fih.ch. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Hockey India justifies withdrawal from FIH Pro League". The Times of India. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ "FIH statement on the withdrawal of Hockey India from the Hockey Pro League". fih.ch. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  5. ^ "FIH confirms Spain men and Belgium women join Hockey Pro League". fih.ch. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Executive Board approves 2020 and 2021 FIH Pro League match schedule principles". fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  7. ^ Mycujoo. "mycujoo and FIH to launch "FIH.live", a global platform for hockey". Mycujoo. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  8. ^ "FIH Pro League". Women's. Retrieved 26 January 2019.