2012–13 Women's FIH Hockey World League

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2012–13 Women's FIH Hockey World League
Tournament details
Teams45
Venue(s)13 (in 13 host cities)
Top three teams
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runner-up Australia
Third place England
Tournament statistics
Matches played182
Goals scored917 (5.04 per match)
(next) 2014–15

The 2012–13 Women's FIH Hockey World League was the inaugural edition of the women's field hockey series. The tournament started in August 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic and finished in December 2013 in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina.[1]

The Semifinals of this competition also served as a qualifier for the 2014 Women's Hockey World Cup as the 6 highest placed teams apart from the host nation and the five continental champions qualified.

The Netherlands won the tournament's Final round for the first time after defeating Australia 5–1 in the final match. England won the third place match by defeating host nation Argentina 4–2 on a penalty shootout after a 1–1 draw.[2][3]

Qualification[edit]

Each national association member of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) had the opportunity to compete in the tournament, and after seeking entries to participate, 51 teams were announced to compete. However, for different reasons, the final count of participating teams was 45.[4]

The 8 teams ranked between 1st and 8th in the FIH World Rankings current as of April 2011 received an automatic bye to the Semifinals while the 8 teams ranked between 9th and 16th received an automatic bye to Round 2. Those sixteen teams, shown with qualifying rankings, were the following:[5]

Schedule[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Dates Location Teams Round 2
Quotas
Round 2
Qualifier(s)
14–19 August 2012 Prague, Czech Republic  Belarus
 Czech Republic
 France
 Italy
 Scotland
 Turkey
4  Belarus
 Italy
 Scotland
 Czech Republic
7–9 September 2012 Accra, Ghana  Ghana
 Nigeria
1  Ghana
14–16 September 2012 Kuantan, Malaysia  Kazakhstan
 Malaysia
 Singapore
 Sri Lanka
2  Malaysia
 Kazakhstan
18–23 September 2012 Vienna, Austria  Austria
 Belgium
 Lithuania
 Russia
 Ukraine
 Wales
4  Belgium
 Russia
 Ukraine
 Austria
11–17 November 2012 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Barbados
 Canada
 Guyana
 Trinidad and Tobago
 Uruguay
 Venezuela
3  Canada
 Uruguay
 Trinidad and Tobago
8–15 December 2012 Suva, Fiji  Fiji
 Papua New Guinea
 Samoa
 Vanuatu
1  Fiji

Round 2[edit]

Dates Location Teams Qualified Semifinals
Quotas
Semifinals
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 1
21–27 January 2013 Cape Town, South Africa  South Africa  Azerbaijan  Austria
 Belgium
 Ghana
 Canada1
2  South Africa
 Belgium
18–24 February 2013 New Delhi, India  India  Japan  Fiji
 Kazakhstan
 Malaysia
 Russia
2  India
 Japan
25 February – 3 March 2013 Valencia, Spain  Spain  Ireland  Belarus
 Ukraine1
 Czech Republic
 Italy
2  Italy
 Spain
4–10 March 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Brazil  Chile
 United States
 Scotland
 Trinidad and Tobago
 Uruguay
2  United States
 Chile
^1Ukraine and Canada withdrew from participating.

Semifinals[edit]

Dates Location Teams Qualified Final
Quotas
Final
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 2
13–22 June 2013 Rotterdam, Netherlands  Netherlands  Germany
 New Zealand
 South Korea
 Belgium
 Chile
 India
 Japan
4  Germany
 Netherlands
 South Korea
 New Zealand
22–30 June 2013 London, England  England  Argentina
 Australia
 China
 Italy
 South Africa
 Spain
 United States
3  Australia
 England
 China

Final[edit]

Dates Location Teams Qualified
Host From Semifinals
30 November – 8 December 2013 San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina  Argentina  Australia
 China
 England
 Germany
 South Korea
 Netherlands
 New Zealand

Final ranking[edit]

FIH issued a final ranking to determine the world ranking. The final ranking was as follows:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hockey World League 2012". FIH.ch. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Paumen inspires Netherlands to World League glory". FIH. 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  3. ^ "Hinch & Walton seal Bronze for England". FIH. 2013-12-08. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  4. ^ "Line-up for World League Revealed". FIH. 2011-10-23. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  5. ^ "Invitation letters sent for FIH World League". FIH. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  6. ^ "FIH Women's World Rankings – 9 December 2013" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 2014-03-24.