FIH World Rankings

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Men's Top 20 Rankings as of 2 June 2021[1]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Belgium 2533.83
2 Steady  Australia 2496.978
3 Increase 1  Netherlands 2301.044
4 Increase 1  India 2223.458
5 Decrease 2  Germany 2112.568
6 Increase 1  England 1976.092
7 Decrease 1  Argentina 1923.42
8 Steady  New Zealand 1672.689
9 Steady  Spain 1636.865
10 Steady  Canada 1509.191
11 Steady  Malaysia 1418
12 Steady  France 1318
13 Steady  Ireland 1293
14 Steady  South Africa 1261.69
15 Steady  Japan 1105
16 Steady  South Korea 1065
17 Steady  Pakistan 1010
18 Steady  Wales 967.583
20 Increase 1  Scotland 915.27
19 Decrease 1  Austria 913.613
*Change from 12 April 2021
Women's Top 20 Rankings as of 2 June 2021[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Netherlands 2772.084
2 Steady  Argentina 2235.598
3 Increase 1  Australia 2117.49
4 Decrease 1  Germany 2115.185
5 Steady  England 2111.857
6 Steady  New Zealand 1916.268
7 Steady  Spain 1902.126
8 Steady  Ireland 1683.086
9 Steady  India 1643
10 Steady  China 1621
11 Steady  South Korea 1580
12 Steady  Belgium 1579.033
13 Steady  Japan 1386.693
14 Steady  Canada 1363
15 Steady  United States 1198.385
16 Steady  South Africa 1166.232
17 Steady  Italy 1104
18 Steady  Chile 966.102
19 Steady  Russia 946
20 Steady  Malaysia 908
*Change from 12 April 2021

The FIH World Ranking is a ranking system for men's and women's national teams in field hockey. The teams of the member nations of International Hockey Federation (FIH), field hockey's world governing body, are ranked based on their game results. The rankings were introduced in October 2003.[3]

Uses of the rankings[edit]

The rankings were introduced to overcome the criticism of fixing when drawing the pools for each tournament. It also determines the quotas for tournaments such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup.[4]

Calculation method[edit]

Overview[edit]

All of the FIH-recognised, including qualifying and continental tournaments for last four years are included in ranking points calculation. However, the past results will be deducted by the percentage set by the FIH as shown by the tabulated below.

Year Points percentage included
Year 4 100%
Year 3 75%
Year 2 50%
Year 1 25%
Total points

Continental championships[edit]

FIH had set the total allocated points for the continental tournaments. However, a different percentage was set to differ the standard of regional field hockey. Currently, only Europe had full 100% points allocation for all classification while the others had only several finishers with full points allocation. Africa is the sole continent with neither men's or women's tournament had full points allocation.

New calculation method[edit]

From 2020 onwards the FIH will use a match-based world rankings system similar to the ones being used in rugby union and association football.[5]

Rank leaders[edit]

Men's at the end of each year
Year Team
Present  Belgium
2020
2019  Australia
2018  Belgium
2017  Australia
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012  Germany
2011  Australia
2010
2009  Germany
2008
2007
2006
2005  Australia
2004  Germany
2003
Women's at the end of each year
Year Team
Present  Netherlands
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011  Argentina
2010
2009  Netherlands
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003  Argentina

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  2. ^ "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  3. ^ "FIH to introduce world rankings". The Hindu. 2 September 2003. Archived from the original on 24 September 2004. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  4. ^ "FIH World Ranking System" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  5. ^ "FIH creates Hockey5s World Cup". fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.

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