FIH Hockey World League

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FIH Hockey World League
Current season, competition or edition:
2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League
2014–15 Women's FIH Hockey World League
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Sport Field hockey
Founded 2012
No. of teams + 32
Continent International (FIH)
Most recent champion(s) M: Netherlands (1st title)
W: Netherlands (1st title)
Most titles M: Netherlands (1 title)
W: Netherlands (1 title)
Official website World League Info

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

Format[edit]

Both men and women's tournament have four rounds of competition. For each edition the FIH has decided the amount of events and teams for each round. The number of Round 1 events varies in each cycle depending on the number of participating national teams. Some teams receive a bye depending on the FIH World Rankings at the time of seeking entries, which also varies depending on the edition.[2]

Year Teams Round 1 Round 2 Semifinals Final
Men Women Men Women
2012–13[3] 54 45 9 events of 3 to 5 teams 6 events of 2 to 6 teams 4 events of 6 teams 2 events of 8 teams 1 event of 8 teams
2014–15[4] 60 53 9 events of 4 to 8 teams 7 events of 3 to 9 teams 3 events of 8 teams 2 events of 10 teams 1 event of 8 teams

Men[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Final host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2012–13
Details
New Delhi, India
Netherlands
7–2
New Zealand

England
2–1
Australia
2014–15
Details
India
2016–17
Details
India

Performance by nation[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third place Fourth place
 Netherlands 1 (2012–13)
 New Zealand 1 (2012–13)
 England 1 (2012–13)
 Australia 1 (2012–13)
* = host nation

Women[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Final host Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2012–13
Details
San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Netherlands
5–1
Australia

England
1–1
(4–2)
Penalty shootout

Argentina
2014–15
Details
Rosario, Argentina
2016–17
Details
Auckland, New Zealand

Performance by nation[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third places Fourth places
 Netherlands 1 (2012–13)
 Australia 1 (2012–13)
 England 1 (2012–13)
 Argentina 1 (2012–13*)
* = host nation

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIH World League will replace Olympic, WC qualifiers". The Times of India. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  2. ^ "A Newcomers Guide: World League 101". International Hockey Federation. 2012-08-21. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  3. ^ "FIH Hockey World League". FIH. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Hockey World League 2014 / 2015". FIH. Retrieved 2014-03-24.