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2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League

The 2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League was the inaugural season of the men's field hockey series. The tournament started in August 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic and finished in January 2014 in New Delhi, India.[1]

2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League
Tournament details
Teams54
Venue(s)15 (in 15 host cities)
Top three teams
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runner-up New Zealand
Third place England
Tournament statistics
Matches played121
Goals scored1067 (8.82 per match)
(next) 2014–15

The Semifinals of this competition also served as a qualifier for the 2014 Men's Hockey World Cup as the 6 highest placed teams apart from the host nation and the five continental champions qualified.

The Netherlands won the tournament's Final round for the first time after defeating New Zealand 7–2 in the final match. England won the third place match by defeating Australia 2–1.[2]

Contents

QualificationEdit

Each national association member of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) had the opportunity to compete in the tournament, and after seeking entries to participate, 62 teams were announced to compete. However, for different reasons, the final count of participating teams was 54.[3]

The 8 teams ranked between 1st and 8th in the FIH World Rankings current at early 2011 received an automatic bye to the Semifinals while the 8 teams ranked between 9th and 16th received an automatic bye to Round 2. Those sixteen teams, shown with qualifying rankings, were the following:[4]

ScheduleEdit

Round 1Edit

Dates Location Teams Round 2
Quotas
Round 2
Qualifier(s)
17–19 August 2012 Prague, Czech Republic   Belarus
  Czech Republic
  Poland
  Ukraine
2   Poland
  Ukraine
31 August – 2 September 2012 Singapore   Bangladesh
  Hong Kong
  Singapore
  Thailand
1   Bangladesh
7–9 September 2012 Accra, Ghana   Egypt
  Ghana
  Nigeria
1   Egypt
7–9 September 2012 Cardiff, Wales   Austria
  Ireland
  Sweden
  Wales
2   Ireland
  Austria
25–30 September 2012 Lousada, Portugal   Gibraltar
  Italy
  Morocco
  Portugal
  Scotland
2   Scotland
  Portugal
14–17 November 2012 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago   Barbados
  Chile
  Trinidad and Tobago
  Venezuela
2   Trinidad and Tobago
  Chile
16–18 November 2012 Chula Vista, United States   Guatemala
  Mexico
  United States
1   United States
27 November – 2 December 2012 Doha, Qatar   Azerbaijan
  Oman
1
  Sri Lanka
  Turkey
1   Azerbaijan
8–15 December 2012 Suva, Fiji   Fiji
  Papua New Guinea
  Vanuatu
1   Fiji
^1Qatar´s results were officially deleted from the event due to an eligibility problem with some of its players.[5]

Round 2Edit

Dates Location Teams Qualified Semifinals
Quotas
Semifinals
Qualifier(s)
Host By Ranking From Round 1
18–24 February 2013 New Delhi, India   India   China   Bangladesh
  Fiji
  Ireland
  Oman2
2   India
  Ireland
27 February – 5 March 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Brazil   Argentina
  South Africa
  Chile
  Trinidad and Tobago
  United States
2   Argentina
  South Africa
6–12 May 2013 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France   France   Belgium
  Canada
  Poland
  Portugal
  Scotland
2   Belgium
  France4
27 May – 2 June 2013 Elektrostal, Russia   Russia   Japan   Austria
  Czech Republic3
  Egypt
  Ukraine
1   Japan
^2Azerbaijan withdrew from participating and Oman took their place.
^3Malaysia was chosen to host a Semifinal therefore exempt from Round 2, to which were qualified by ranking basis. The Czech Republic took their place.[6]
^4 – As Malaysia was chosen to host a Semifinal, one less berth was available at that event. France (17th) qualified as the highest-ranked second-placed team between the Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Elektrostal Round 2 events, leaving Russia (20th) unable to qualify.[7]

SemifinalsEdit

Dates Location Teams Qualified Final
Quotas
Final
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 2
13–23 June 2013 Rotterdam, Netherlands   Netherlands   Australia
  New Zealand
  Spain
  Belgium
  France
  India
  Ireland
4   Belgium
  Australia
  Netherlands
  New Zealand
29 June – 7 July 2013 Johor Bahru, Malaysia   Malaysia   England
  Germany
  Pakistan
  South Korea
  Argentina
  Japan
  South Africa
3   Germany
  Argentina
  England

FinalEdit

Dates Location Teams Qualified
Host From Semifinals
10–18 January 2014 New Delhi, India   India   Argentina
  Australia
  Belgium
  England
  Germany
  Netherlands
  New Zealand

Final rankingEdit

FIH issued a final ranking to determine the world ranking. The final ranking was as follows:[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Hockey World League 2012". FIH.ch. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  2. ^ "The Netherlands are winners of the Hero Hockey World League Final". FIH. 2014-01-18. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  3. ^ "Line-up for World League Revealed". FIH. 2011-10-23. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  4. ^ "Invitation letters sent for FIH World League". FIH. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  5. ^ "Welcome to World League Round 2 Azerbaijan". FIH. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  6. ^ "Hockey World League Semifinals take shape". FIH. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2013-01-30.
  7. ^ "Last two teams known for men's World League Semis". FIH. 2013-06-02. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
  8. ^ "FIH Men's World Rankings – 20 January 2014" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 2014-03-24.