2012–13 Women's FIH Hockey World League

The 2012–13 Women's FIH Hockey World League was the inaugural edition of the women's field hockey national team league series. The tournament started in August 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic and finished in December 2013 in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina.[1]

2012–13 Women's FIH Hockey World League
Tournament details
Teams45
Venue(s)13 (in 13 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runner-up Australia
Third place England
Tournament statistics
Matches played182
Goals scored917 (5.04 per match)
(next) 2014–15

The Semifinals of this competition also served as a qualifier for the 2014 Women'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 Australia 5–1 in the final match. England won the third place match by defeating host nation Argentina 4–2 on a penalty shootout after a 1–1 draw.[2][3]

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, 51 teams were announced to compete. However, for different reasons, the final count of participating teams was 45.[4]

The 8 teams ranked between 1st and 8th in the FIH World Rankings current as of April 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:[5]

ScheduleEdit

Round 1Edit

Dates Location Teams Round 2
Quotas
Round 2
Qualifier(s)
14–19 August 2012 Prague, Czech Republic   Belarus
  Czech Republic
  France
  Italy
  Scotland
  Turkey
4   Belarus
  Italy
  Scotland
  Czech Republic
7–9 September 2012 Accra, Ghana   Ghana
  Nigeria
1   Ghana
14–16 September 2012 Kuantan, Malaysia   Kazakhstan
  Malaysia
  Singapore
  Sri Lanka
2   Malaysia
  Kazakhstan
18–23 September 2012 Vienna, Austria   Austria
  Belgium
  Lithuania
  Russia
  Ukraine
  Wales
4   Belgium
  Russia
  Ukraine
  Austria
11–17 November 2012 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago   Barbados
  Canada
  Guyana
  Trinidad and Tobago
  Uruguay
  Venezuela
3   Canada
  Uruguay
  Trinidad and Tobago
8–15 December 2012 Suva, Fiji   Fiji
  Papua New Guinea
  Samoa
  Vanuatu
1   Fiji

Round 2Edit

Dates Location Teams Qualified Semifinals
Quotas
Semifinals
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 1
21–27 January 2013 Cape Town, South Africa   South Africa   Azerbaijan   Austria
  Belgium
  Ghana
  Canada1
2   South Africa
  Belgium
18–24 February 2013 New Delhi, India   India   Japan   Fiji
  Kazakhstan
  Malaysia
  Russia
2   India
  Japan
25 February – 3 March 2013 Valencia, Spain   Spain   Ireland   Belarus
  Ukraine1
  Czech Republic
  Italy
2   Italy
  Spain
4–10 March 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Brazil   Chile
  United States
  Scotland
  Trinidad and Tobago
  Uruguay
2   United States
  Chile
^1Ukraine and Canada withdrew from participating.

SemifinalsEdit

Dates Location Teams Qualified Final
Quotas
Final
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 2
13–22 June 2013 Rotterdam, Netherlands   Netherlands   Germany
  New Zealand
  South Korea
  Belgium
  Chile
  India
  Japan
4   Germany
  Netherlands
  South Korea
  New Zealand
22–30 June 2013 London, England   England   Argentina
  Australia
  China
  Italy
  South Africa
  Spain
  United States
3   Australia
  England
  China

FinalEdit

Dates Location Teams Qualified
Host From Semifinals
30 November – 8 December 2013 San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina   Argentina   Australia
  China
  England
  Germany
  South Korea
  Netherlands
  New Zealand

Final rankingEdit

FIH issued a final ranking to determine the world ranking. The final ranking was as follows:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Hockey World League 2012". FIH.ch. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Paumen inspires Netherlands to World League glory". FIH. 2013-12-09. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  3. ^ "Hinch & Walton seal Bronze for England". FIH. 2013-12-08. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  4. ^ "Line-up for World League Revealed". FIH. 2011-10-23. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  5. ^ "Invitation letters sent for FIH World League". FIH. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  6. ^ "FIH Women's World Rankings – 9 December 2013" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 2014-03-24.