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2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League

The 2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League was the second edition of the men's field hockey series. The tournament started in July 2014 in Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia and finished in December 2015 in Raipur, India.[1][2][3]

2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League
Tournament details
Teams56
Venue(s)15 (in 15 host cities)
Top three teams
Champions Australia (1st title)
Runner-up Belgium
Third place India
Tournament statistics
Matches played213
Goals scored1147 (5.38 per match)
2012-13 (previous) (next) 2016–17

The Semifinals of this competition also served as a qualifier for the 2016 Summer Olympics as the 6 highest placed teams apart from the host nation and the five continental champions qualified.

Australia won the tournament's Final round for the first time after defeating Belgium 2–1 in the final match. India won the third place match by defeating the Netherlands 3–2 on a penalty shootout after a 5–5 draw.[4]

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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, 56 teams were announced to compete.

The 11 teams ranked between 1st and 11th in the FIH World Rankings current at early 2013 received an automatic bye to the Semifinals while the 8 teams ranked between 12th and 19th received an automatic bye to Round 2. Those nineteen teams, shown with qualifying rankings, were the following:[5][6]

ScheduleEdit

Round 1Edit

Dates Location Teams Round 2
Quotas
Round 2
Qualifier(s)
1–6 July 2014 Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia   Bulgaria
  Croatia
  Russia
   Switzerland
  Turkey
2   Russia
   Switzerland
2–7 September 2014 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic   Belarus
  Czech Republic
  Lithuania
  Slovakia
  Ukraine
3   Belarus
  Czech Republic
  Ukraine
5–7 September 2014 Dhaka, Bangladesh   Bangladesh
  Hong Kong
  Sri Lanka
1   Bangladesh
5–7 September 2014 Muscat, Oman   Azerbaijan
  Iran
  Oman
  Thailand
2   Azerbaijan
  Oman
5–7 September 2014 Nairobi, Kenya   Egypt
  Ghana
  Kenya
  Tanzania
1   Egypt
12–14 September 2014 Guadalajara, Mexico   Brazil
  Chile
  Guatemala
  Mexico
2   Chile
  Mexico
12–14 September 2014 Lousada, Portugal   Austria
  Italy
  Portugal
2   Austria
  Italy
1–5 October 2014 Kingston, Jamaica   Barbados
  Dominican Republic
  Jamaica
  Trinidad and Tobago
1   Trinidad and Tobago
6–11 December 2014 Suva, Fiji   Fiji
  Papua New Guinea
  Samoa
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Round 2Edit

Dates Location Teams Qualified Semifinals
Quotas
Semifinals
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 1
17–25 January 2015 Singapore   Singapore   Japan
  Malaysia
  Poland
  Bangladesh
  Mexico
  Oman1
  Ukraine1
3   Malaysia
  Poland
  Japan
28 February – 8 March 2015 San Diego, United States   United States   Canada
  Ireland
  Austria
  Chile
  Italy
  Russia
  Trinidad and Tobago
3   Ireland
  Austria
  Canada
7–15 March 2015 Cape Town, South Africa   South Africa   China
  France
  Azerbaijan
  Belarus
  Czech Republic
  Egypt
   Switzerland
3   France
  China
  Egypt
^1Fiji and Sri Lanka withdrew from participating and Oman and Ukraine took their place.

SemifinalsEdit

Dates Location Teams Qualified Final
Quotas
Final
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 2
3–14 June 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina   Argentina   Germany
  Netherlands
  New Zealand
  South Korea
  Spain
  Austria
  Canada
  Egypt
  Japan
4   Germany
  Argentina
  Netherlands
  Canada
20 June–5 July 2015 Antwerp, Belgium   Belgium   Australia
  Great Britain
  India
  Pakistan
  China
  France
  Ireland
  Malaysia
  Poland
3   Australia
  Belgium
  Great Britain

FinalEdit

Dates Location Teams Qualified
Host From Semifinals
28 November–6 December 2015 Raipur, India   India   Argentina
  Australia
  Belgium
  Canada
  Germany
  Great Britain
  Netherlands

Final rankingEdit

FIH issued a final ranking to determine the world ranking. The final ranking was as follows:[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH unveils event hosts for 2015-2018 cycle". FIH. 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  2. ^ "FIH unveils plans for 2nd edition of Hockey World League". FIH. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
  3. ^ "Raipur, India confirmed host of the 2015 Men's Hockey World League Final". FIH. 2015-08-18. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  4. ^ "Australia crowned Hero Hockey World League champions". FIH. 2015-12-06. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  5. ^ "FIH Men's World Rankings - 10 December 2012" (PDF). FIH. 2012-12-10. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  6. ^ "Explanatory Note about the Format of Hockey World League 2014 / 2015" (PDF). FIH. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  7. ^ "FIH MEN'S WORLD RANKINGS - NOVEMBER 2015" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 2015-12-07.