FIH Hockey World League

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FIH Hockey World League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League
2016–17 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: Australia (1st title)
W: Argentina (1st title)
Most titles M: Netherlands &  Australia (1 title)
W: Netherlands &  Argentina (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 the 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 decides 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. Teams are grouped regionally, although European teams are split in several tournaments. The remaining rounds have teams selected with no regional restrictions.

The top teams receive a bye to a Round 2 or Semifinal event depending on the FIH World Rankings at the time of seeking entries, number 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] 56 51 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
Raipur, India
Australia
2–1
Belgium

India
5–5
(3–2 pen.)

Netherlands
2016–17
Details
India

Performance by nation[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third places Fourth places
 Netherlands 1 (2012–13) 1 (2014–15)
 Australia 1 (2014–15) 1 (2012–13)
 New Zealand 1 (2012–13)
 Belgium 1 (2014–15)
 England 1 (2012–13)
 India 1 (2014–15*)
* = host nation

Team appearances[edit]

Team 2012–13 2014–15 Appearances at the Final
 Argentina 8th 5th 2
 Australia 4th 1st 2
 Austria 22nd 19th
 Azerbaijan 31st
 Bangladesh 19th 28th
 Belarus 33rd
 Belgium 5th 2nd 2
 Brazil 31st
 Canada 18th 8th 1
 Chile 20th 26th
 China 23rd 20th
 Czech Republic 30th 27th
 England~ 3rd 6th 2
 Egypt 25th 18th
 Fiji 32nd
 France 16th 14th
 Germany 7th 7th 2
 India 6th 3rd 2
 Ireland 14th 9th
 Italy 29th
 Japan 12th 16th
 Malaysia 11th 12th
 Mexico 35th
 Netherlands 1st 4th 2
 New Zealand 2nd 11th 1
 Oman 29th 23rd
 Pakistan 13th 15th
 Poland 27th 17th
 Portugal 33rd
 Russia 17th 21st
 Scotland 24th
 Singapore 32nd
 South Africa 15th 22nd
 South Korea 9th 13th
 Spain 10th 10th
  Switzerland 25th
 Trinidad and Tobago 26th 34th
 Ukraine 21st 24th
 United States 28th 30th
* = host nation
~ = includes results representing Great Britain

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 pen.)

Argentina
2014–15
Details
Rosario, Argentina
Argentina
5–1
New Zealand

Germany
6–2
China
2016–17
Details
Auckland, New Zealand

Performance by nation[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third places Fourth places
 Argentina 1 (2014–15*) 1 (2012–13*)
 Netherlands 1 (2012–13)
 Australia 1 (2012–13)
 New Zealand 1 (2014–15)
 England 1 (2012–13)
 Germany 1 (2014–15)
 China 1 (2014–15)
* = host nation

Team appearances[edit]

Team 2012–13 2014–15 Appearances at the Final
 Argentina 4th 1st 2
 Australia 2nd 6th 2
 Austria 24th 28th
 Azerbaijan 20th 38th
 Belarus 19th 23rd
 Belgium 11th 13th
 Brazil 29th
 Canada 17th
 Chile 16th 21st
 China 6th 4th 2
 Czech Republic 28th
 Dominican Republic 33rd
 England~ 3rd 7th 2
 Fiji 30th
 France 20th
 Germany 7th 3rd 2
 Ghana 27th 34th
 India 14th 10th
 Ireland 23rd 15th
 Italy 12th 16th
 Japan 9th 12th
 Kazakhstan 26th 29th
 Kenya 35th
 Lithuania 31st
 Malaysia 17th 22nd
 Mexico 25th
 Netherlands 1st 5th 2
 New Zealand 5th 2nd 2
 Poland 18th
 Russia 22nd 27th
 Scotland 18th
 Singapore 36th
 South Africa 13th 14th
 South Korea 8th 8th 2
 Spain 15th 11th
 Thailand 24th
 Trinidad and Tobago 25th 30th
 Turkey 37th
 Ukraine 32nd
 United States 10th 9th
 Uruguay 21st 19th
* = host nation
~ = includes results representing Great Britain

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" (PDF). FIH. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Hockey World League 2014 / 2015" (PDF). FIH. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 

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