FIH Hockey Series

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FIH Hockey Series
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018–19 Men's Hockey Series
2018–19 Women's Hockey Series
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SportField hockey
Founded2018
Ceased2019
ContinentInternational (FIH)

The FIH Hockey Series, also known as the FIH Series, was an international field hockey competition organised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The competition, also served as a qualifier for the Olympic Games.[1]

The first edition started in 2018,[2] which was also the last and only edition after the International Hockey Federation decided to discontinue the FIH Series after 2019.[3]

Format[edit]

The Hockey Series was open to national teams that were not playing in the Men's or Women's FIH Pro League.

The Hockey Series took place in two rounds, the Open and the Finals. The nine highest-ranked teams in the FIH World Rankings (as of 9 June 2017) skipped the Open and advanced directly to the Finals. All other national teams played in the Hockey Series Open. Fifteen teams qualified from the Hockey Series Open to the Hockey Series Finals, for a total of 24 teams in the Finals. Those teams played in three events, with eight teams per event (three automatic qualifiers and five that advanced from the Open).[4]

The top two placed teams in each of the Finals events qualified for the FIH Olympic Qualifiers.[5] In this qualification event, they were joined by the top four placed teams from the Pro League, and the two highest ranked teams not already qualified. The teams will be drawn and play a two-legged tie to determine six qualified nations for the Olympic Games.

Men[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third place match Teams
PR / FR
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2018–19
Details
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Canada
3–2
Malaysia

Italy
2–1
Austria
57/24
Bhubaneswar, India
India
5–1
South Africa

Japan
4–2
United States
Le Touquet, France
France
3–1
Ireland

South Korea
5–0
Scotland

Women[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third place match Teams
PR / FR
Champions Score Runners-up Third place Score Fourth place
2018–19
Details
Banbridge, Ireland
South Korea
3–1
Ireland

Malaysia
3–0
Czech Republic
42/24
Hiroshima, Japan
India
3–1
Japan

Chile
3–3
(3–1 p.s.o.)

Russia
Valencia, Spain
Spain
4–2
Canada

Italy
3–1
South Africa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Questions and answers". fih.ch. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  2. ^ "FIH launches the 'Hockey Series' with all roads leading to Tokyo 2020". fih.ch. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Executive Board reasserts necessity of harmonised international calendar". fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. 19 March 2019. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  4. ^ Hockey Series Q&A
  5. ^ Olympic qualification system