2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League

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2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League
Tournament details
Teams65
Venue(s)14 (in 14 host cities)
Top three teams
Champions Australia (2nd title)
Runner-up Argentina
Third place India
2014–15 (previous)

The 2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League was the third and last edition of the men's field hockey series. The tournament started in April 2016 in Singapore and finished in December 2017 in Bhubaneswar, India.[1][2]

The Semifinals of this competition will also serve as a qualifier for the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup as the 10/11 highest placed teams apart from the host nation and the five continental champions qualify.

Australia won the tournament's Final round for a record second time after defeating Argentina 2–1 in the final match. India won the third place match by defeating Germany 2–1.[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, several teams were announced to compete.

The 11 teams ranked between 1st and 11th in the FIH World Rankings current at early 2015 received an automatic bye to the Semifinals while the 9 teams ranked between 12th and 20th received an automatic bye to Round 2.[4] Those twenty teams, shown with qualifying rankings, were the following:[5]

Schedule[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Dates Location Teams Round 2
Quotas
Round 2
Qualifier(s)
9–17 April 2016 Singapore, Singapore  Brunei
 China
 Hong Kong
 Kazakhstan
 Myanmar
 Singapore
 Sri Lanka
 Thailand
 Vietnam
2  China
 Sri Lanka
28 June–2 July 2016 Suva, Fiji  Fiji
 Papua New Guinea
 Solomon Islands
 Tonga
 Vanuatu
1  Fiji
30 August–4 September 2016 Prague, Czech Republic  Belarus
 Cyprus
 Czech Republic
 Italy
 Lithuania
 Ukraine
2  Ukraine
 Italy
6–11 September 2016 Glasgow, Scotland  Portugal
 Scotland
 Slovakia
  Switzerland
 Wales
2  Wales
 Scotland
9–11 September 2016 Antalya, Turkey  Austria
 Oman
 Qatar
 Turkey
1  Austria
9–11 September 2016 Accra, Ghana  Ghana
 Kenya
 Namibia
 Nigeria
1  Ghana
27 September–2 October 2016 Salamanca, Mexico  Barbados
 Guatemala
 Mexico
 United States
1  United States
1–9 October 2016 Chiclayo, Peru  Chile
 Ecuador
 Paraguay
 Peru
 Uruguay
 Venezuela
1  Chile
12 October 2016 Appointed by FIH 3  Barbados
 Oman
  Switzerland

Round 2[edit]

Dates Location Teams Qualified Semifinals
Quotas
Semifinals
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 1
4–12 March 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh  Bangladesh  Egypt
 Malaysia
 China
 Fiji
 Ghana
 Oman
 Sri Lanka
3  Malaysia
 China
 Egypt
11–19 March 2017 Belfast, Ireland  Ireland  France
 Poland
 Austria
 Italy
 Scotland
 Ukraine
 Wales
3  Ireland
 France
 Scotland
25 March–2 April 2017 Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago  Trinidad and Tobago  Japan
 Russia
 Canada
 Barbados
 Chile
  Switzerland
 United States
2  Japan
 Canada

Semifinals[edit]

Dates Location Teams Qualified Final
Quotas
Final
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 2
15–25 June 2017 London, England  England  Argentina
 India
 Netherlands
 Pakistan
 South Korea
 Canada
 China
 Malaysia
 Scotland
3  Netherlands
 Argentina
 England
8–23 July 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa  South Africa  Australia
 Belgium
 Germany
 New Zealand
 Spain
 Egypt
 France
 Japan
 Ireland
4  Belgium
 Germany
 Australia
 Spain

Final[edit]

Dates Location Teams Qualified
Host From Semifinals
1–10 December 2017 Bhubaneswar, India  India  Argentina
 Australia
 Belgium
 England
 Germany
 Netherlands
 Spain

Final ranking[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIH unveils event hosts for 2015-2018 cycle". FIH. 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  2. ^ "Bhubaneswar, India to host Men's Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men's World Cup 2018". FIH. 2017-03-27. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  3. ^ "Australia's Kookaburras claim Odisha Men's Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017". FIH. 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  4. ^ "Hockey World League 2016 / 2017" (PDF). FIH. November 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  5. ^ "FIH MEN'S WORLD RANKINGS - MARCH 2015" (PDF). FIH. March 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  6. ^ "FIH MEN'S WORLD RANKINGS - DECEMBER 2017" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 2017-12-12.