Women's FIH Hockey World League

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Women's FIH Hockey World League
Most recent season or competition:
2016–17 Women's FIH Hockey World League
SportWomen's field hockey
Founded2012
Ceased2017
Replaced byPro League (2019-present)
Hockey Series (2019 only)
Intercontinental Cup (from 2022)
No. of teams60 in 2016-17
Last
champion(s)
 Netherlands (2nd title)
Most titles Netherlands (2 titles)
Official websiteWorld League Info

The Women's FIH Hockey World League was an international women's field hockey competition organised by the International Hockey Federation. The league also served as a qualifier for the 2014 and 2018 Women's Hockey World Cups and the 2016 Olympic Games. [1] Three seasons were held in 2012–13, 2014–15 and 2016–17. It was replaced by the new Women's FIH Pro League and Hockey Series in 2018-19.

Format[edit]

The tournament featured four rounds. For each edition the FIH decided the number of events and teams for each round. The number of Round 1 events varied in each cycle depending on the number of participating national teams. Teams were grouped regionally, although European teams were split in several tournaments. The remaining rounds have teams selected with no regional restrictions. The top teams received a bye to a Round 2 or Semifinal event depending on the FIH World Rankings at the time of seeking entries, number which also varied depending on the edition.[2]

Year Teams Round 1 Round 2 Semifinals Final
2012–13[3] 45 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] 51 7 events of 3 to 9 teams 3 events of 8 teams 2 events of 10 teams
2016–17[5] 60 7 events of 3 to 7 teams

Summaries[edit]

Year Final ´host Final 3rd Place Match Teams
PR / FR
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
2012–13 San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Netherlands
5–1
Australia

England
1–1
(4–2 pen.)

Argentina
45 / 8
2014–15 Rosario, Argentina
Argentina
5–1
New Zealand

Germany
6–2
China
51 / 8
2016–17 Auckland, New Zealand
Netherlands
3–0
New Zealand

South Korea
1–0
England
53 / 8

Performance by nation[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
 Netherlands 2 (2012–13, 2016–17)
 Argentina 1 (2014–15) 1 (2012–13*)
 New Zealand 2 (2014–15, 2016–17*)
 Australia 1 (2012–13)
 England 1 (2012–13) 1 (2016–17)
 Germany 1 (2014–15)
 South Korea 1 (2016–17)
 China 1 (2014–15)
* = host nation

Team appearances[edit]

Team 2012–13 2014–15 2016–17 Apps at Finals
 Argentina 4th 1st 5th 3
 Australia 2nd 6th 9th 2
 Austria 24th 28th -
 Azerbaijan 20th 38th -
 Belarus 19th 23rd 21st
 Belgium 11th 13th 15th
 Brazil 29th -
 Canada 17th 26th
 Chile 16th 21st 17th
 China 6th 4th 8th 3
 Czech Republic 28th 25th
 Dominican Republic 33rd -
 England~ 3rd 7th 4th 3
 Fiji 30th
 France 20th
 Germany 7th 3rd 6th 3
 Ghana 27th 34th 34th
 Hong Kong 35th
 India 14th 10th 16th
 Ireland 23rd 15th 13th
 Italy 12th 16th 12th
 Japan 9th 12th 11th
 Kazakhstan 26th 29th 32nd
 Kenya 35th
 Lithuania 31st
 Malaysia 17th 22nd 20th
 Mexico 25th 29th
 Netherlands 1st 5th 1st 3
 New Zealand 5th 2nd 2nd 3
 Poland 18th 19th
 Russia 22nd 27th 28th
 Scotland 18th 18th
 Singapore 36th 30th
 South Africa 13th 14th 10th
 South Korea 8th 8th 3rd 3
 Spain 15th 11th 14th
 Thailand 24th 27th
 Trinidad and Tobago 25th 30th 33rd
 Turkey 37th 31st
 Ukraine 32nd 24th
 United States 10th 9th 7th 1
 Uruguay 21st 19th 23rd
 Wales 22nd
* = host nation
~ = includes results representing Great Britain

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIH World League will replace Olympic, WC qualifiers". The Times of India. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  2. ^ "A Newcomers Guide: World League 101". International Hockey Federation. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  3. ^ "FIH Hockey World League" (PDF). FIH. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Hockey World League 2014 / 2015" (PDF). FIH. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Hockey World League 2014 / 2015" (PDF). FIH. Retrieved 11 April 2017.

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