2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League
The 2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League was the second season of the men's field hockey national team league series. The tournament started in July 2014 in Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia and finished in December 2015 in Raipur, India.
|Venue(s)||15 (in 15 host cities)|
|Champions||Australia (1st title)|
|Goals scored||1147 (5.38 per match)|
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.
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:
|1–6 July 2014||Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia|| Bulgaria
|2–7 September 2014||Hradec Králové, Czech Republic|| Belarus
|5–7 September 2014||Dhaka, Bangladesh|| Bangladesh
|5–7 September 2014||Muscat, Oman|| Azerbaijan
|2|| Azerbaijan |
|5–7 September 2014||Nairobi, Kenya|| Egypt
|12–14 September 2014||Guadalajara, Mexico|| Brazil
|12–14 September 2014||Lousada, Portugal|| Austria
|1–5 October 2014||Kingston, Jamaica|| Barbados
Trinidad and Tobago
|1||Trinidad and Tobago|
|6–11 December 2014||Suva, Fiji|| Fiji
Papua New Guinea
|Host||By Ranking||From Round 1|
|17–25 January 2015||Singapore||Singapore|| Japan
|28 February – 8 March 2015||San Diego, United States||United States|| Canada
Trinidad and Tobago
|7–15 March 2015||Cape Town, South Africa||South Africa|| China
|Host||By Ranking||From Round 2|
|3–14 June 2015||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Argentina|| Germany
|20 June–5 July 2015||Antwerp, Belgium||Belgium|| Australia
|28 November–6 December 2015||Raipur, India||India|| Argentina|
- Great Britain
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- South Africa
- Czech Republic
- United States
- Trinidad and Tobago
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