India Men Climbs to 8th place in latest FIH Ranking, Top Unchanged

  • Australia and the Netherlands maintain top spot in men’s and women’s FIH World Rankings
  • India and Canada men move up the rankings
  • Changes in the women’s top eight as USA slide down rankings

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the latest World Rankings following the completion of the four events comprising the Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Buenos Aires and Antwerp (men); Valencia and Antwerp (women).

Men's FIH World Ranking as on 23rd July 2015 (Source: http://www.fih.ch/rankings/outdoor/)

Men’s FIH World Ranking as on 23rd July 2015 (Source: http://www.fih.ch/rankings/outdoor/)

World Cup holders Australia men and the Netherlands women remain at the top of the World Rankings after both teams won their respective Hockey World League Semi-Final events, beating Belgium and Korea in the finals. Canada and India men are climbers among top15 while South Africa slides two places to 15th place. Continue reading →

Brazil Hockey team confirms their place in RIO Olympics

  • Brazil men confirmed their place in the hockey event at Rio 2016 at the Pan Am Games
  • Brazil beat USA in a shoot out to book semi-final spot at the Pan Am Games and ensure their participation in Rio in 2016
  • Semi-final spot at the Pan Am Games satisfies host nation participation criteria for Rio 2016
Brazil celebrates after confirming their place in Rio Olympics

Brazil celebrates after confirming their place in Rio Olympics (FIH Photo)

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) have confirmed today that Host Nation Brazil men have qualified for the hockey event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Brazil defeated USA in a shoot-out in the quarter finals of the Pan Am Games this morning, thereby qualifying for the semi-final and additionally confirming their place in the hockey event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Continue reading →

Latest World Rankings released by FIH: India Steady at 9th (M) and 13th (W)

  • Australia men & Netherlands women hold firm at the top of the rankings
  • Belgium men leap-frog England into 4th while USA women move up to 5th

Lausanne – 26th March 2015: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the latest FIH World Rankings as of March 2015. These include points awarded following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 2 events.

FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking

FIH Men’s and Women’s World Ranking

In the FIH Men’s World Rankings, 2014 World Champions Australia (1), World Cup Silver medallists the Netherlands (2) and 2012 Olympic Champions Germany (3) continue to hold the top three positions, with Tom Boon’s Belgium moving into fourth place ahead of Ashley Jackson’s England, who drop to fifth. Argentina’s Los Leones retain sixth place ahead of New Zealand (7), Korea (8), India (9) and Pakistan (10).

Malaysia (12), Ireland (14), Canada (15), Japan (16), Poland (17), France (18), Egypt (20), Austria (22) and China (31) all secured top three finishes in the Hockey World League Round 2 events, reaching the Olympic qualifier Semi-Final phase and collecting crucial ranking points in the process. Although these teams have seen little change in their current FIH World Ranking on this occasion, their involvement in the upcoming Hockey World League Semi-Finals will generate even more points and could trigger some significant movement. Continue reading →

India Women are Champions of #HWL2015 Rd2 in Delhi as Captain Ritu earns 200th Cap

The hosts India defeated Poland by 3-1 in final match to emerge champions of Hero FIH Hockey World League Round 2 being played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. With this win, India has qualified for Round 3 of Hockey World League to be played in June in Malaysia and Spain. India will playing in Spain leg of the tournament in Valencia on #RoadtoRio. Top 3 finishers at both Round 3 tournaments hosted by Spain and Malaysia will qualify for the Rio Olympics.

Indian Women Hockey Team Champions of Hero FIH Hockey World League 2015 Round 2, New Delhi

Indian Women Hockey Team Champions of Hero FIH Hockey World League 2015 Round 2, New Delhi

Final Standings: 1. India, 2. Poland, 3. Malaysia, 4. Thailand, 5. Russia, 6. Kazakhstan, 7. Ghana, 8. Singapore

Individual Awards:
Top Scorer of the Tournament: Vandana Katariya, India
Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament: Marta Kucharska, Poland
Junior Player of Tournament: Rani, India
Player of the Tournament: Marlena Rybacha, Poland Continue reading →

India beat Thailand 5-0 in Semi, Will Face Poland in Final #HWL2015

Confident women hockey team of hosts India defeated Thailand by 5-0 to set up final against Poland in the Hero FIH Hockey World League Round 2 (Women) being played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi.

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate Jaspreet's goal during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate Jaspreet’s goal during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Poland, who lost to India in league by 2-0, defeated Malaysia by 1-0 in semi final and will now be up against so far unbeaten team in the tournament, India, in the finals of the League tomorrow, 15 March 2015 at 2000 HRS IST. With this win the Indian and Polish teams have also secured qualification in the all important World League Round 3 (Semi Finals) to be conducted later in the year. Continue reading →

India scored 10 past Singapore, joined by Thailand, Malaysia and Poland in Semis #HWL2015

The women hockey team of India defeated Singapore by 10-0 to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Hero FIH World League Round 2 (Women) at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.Thailand, who edged past Kazakhstan by 4-3 in quarter-final, will face the heat of hosts in semis. Poland defeated Russia by 4-2 to set-up semi final against Malaysia, who over came Ghana by 2-0.

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

The game was totally dominated by the Indian eves. The game started with two early minute goals coming from the confident Indian side. Just four minutes into the game, Poonam Rani through a penalty corner conversion swiped the ball into the net and opened the score card for India. Not wasting much time, Navjot Kaur in the sixth minute of the game added another goal to her side by comfortable strike through a field work to double the lead to 2-0. While all the attempts made by Singapore went in vain, India took the scores to 2-0 in the first quarter. Continue reading →