2014–15 Women's FIH Hockey World League

The 2014–15 Women's FIH Hockey World League was the second edition of women's field hockey national team league series. The tournament started in June 2014 in Singapore and finished in December 2015 in Rosario, Argentina.[1][2]

2014–15 Women's FIH Hockey World League
Tournament details
Teams51
Venue(s)13 (in 13 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Argentina (1st title)
Runner-up New Zealand
Third place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played212
Goals scored1036 (4.89 per match)
2012–13 (previous) (next) 2016–17

The Semifinals of this competition also served as a qualifier for the 2016 Summer Olympics as 7 highest placed teams apart from the five continental champions qualified.

Argentina won the tournament's Final round for the first time after defeating New Zealand 5–1 in the final. Germany won the third place match by defeating China 6–2.[3][4]

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.

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. Scotland would have qualified as the nineteenth ranked team but will compete as Great Britain as in every Olympic Qualifying Tournament, giving its berth to twentieth ranked Russia. 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)
21–26 June 2014 Singapore   Hong Kong
  Kazakhstan
  Malaysia
  Myanmar
  Singapore
  Sri Lanka
  Thailand
4   Malaysia
  Kazakhstan
  Thailand
  Singapore
27–29 June 2014 Šiauliai, Lithuania   Belarus
  Lithuania
  Poland
  Ukraine
3   Belarus
  Ukraine
  Lithuania
5–7 September 2014 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic   Austria
  Czech Republic
  France
  Turkey
3   France
  Austria
  Czech Republic
5–7 September 2014 Nairobi, Kenya   Ghana
  Kenya
  Tanzania
1   Kenya
11–14 September 2014 Guadalajara, Mexico   Canada
  Guatemala
  Mexico
  Peru
2   Canada
  Mexico
30 September–5 October 2014 Kingston, Jamaica   Barbados
  Dominican Republic
  Jamaica
  Puerto Rico
  Trinidad and Tobago
2   Trinidad and Tobago
  Dominican Republic
6–11 December 2014 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
14-22 February 2015 Montevideo, Uruguay   Uruguay   Azerbaijan
  Italy
  Dominican Republic
  France
  Kenya
  Mexico
  Trinidad and Tobago
3   Italy
  Uruguay
  Azerbaijan
7–15 March 2015 New Delhi, India   India   Russia   Ghana
  Kazakhstan
  Malaysia
  Poland
  Singapore
  Thailand
2   India
  Poland
14–22 March 2015 Dublin, Ireland   Ireland   Chile   Austria
  Belarus
  Canada
  Lithuania
  Turkey1
  Ukraine
2   Ireland
  Canada
^1 – The Czech Republic withdrew from participating and Turkey took their place.

SemifinalsEdit

Dates Location Teams Qualified Final
Quotas
Final
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 2
10–21 June 2015 Valencia, Spain   Spain   Argentina
  China
  Germany
  Great Britain
  South Africa
  United States
  Canada
  Ireland
  Uruguay
4   Great Britain
  China
  Germany
  Argentina
20 June–5 July 2015 Antwerp, Belgium   Belgium   Australia
  Japan
  Netherlands
  New Zealand
  South Korea
  France2
  India
  Italy
  Poland
4   Australia
  Netherlands
  New Zealand
  South Korea
^2Azerbaijan withdrew from participating and France took their place.[7]

FinalEdit

Dates Location Teams Qualified
Host From Semifinals
5–13 December 2015 Rosario, Argentina   Argentina   Australia
  China
  Germany
  Great Britain
  Netherlands
  New Zealand
  South Korea

Final rankingEdit

Reference: [8]

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. ^ "Argentina hit high five against New Zealand to win Argentina HWL Final". FIH. 2015-12-13. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  4. ^ "Germany go from bottom of the pool to third place in Argentina HWL Final". FIH. 2015-12-13. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  5. ^ "FIH Women's World Rankings - 8 October 2012" (PDF). FIH. 2012-10-08. 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. ^ "FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals - Antwerp: France replace Azerbaijan in women's competition". FIH. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
  8. ^ FIH Women's Ranking November 2015 - FIH official website