2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League

The 2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League was the third edition of the men's field hockey national team league series and last season of the World League. The tournament started in April 2016 in Singapore and finished in December 2017 in Bhubaneswar, India.[1][2]

2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League
Tournament details
Teams65
Venue(s)14 (in 14 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Australia (2nd title)
Runner-up Argentina
Third place India
2014–15 (previous) (next) 2019 Pro League

The Semifinals of this competition will also serve as a qualifier for the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup as the 10/11 highest placed teams apart from the host nation and the five continental champions qualify.

Australia won the tournament's Final round for a record second time after defeating Argentina 2–1 in the final match. India won the third place match by defeating Germany 2–1.[3]

From 2019 onwards, the tournament was replaced by Pro League.

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, several teams were announced to compete.

The 11 teams ranked between 1st and 11th in the FIH World Rankings current at early 2015 received an automatic bye to the Semifinals while the 9 teams ranked between 12th and 20th received an automatic bye to Round 2.[4] Those twenty teams, shown with qualifying rankings, were the following:[5]

ScheduleEdit

Round 1Edit

Dates Location Teams Round 2
Quotas
Round 2
Qualifier(s)
9–17 April 2016 Singapore, Singapore   Brunei
  China
  Hong Kong
  Kazakhstan
  Myanmar
  Singapore
  Sri Lanka
  Thailand
  Vietnam
2   China
  Sri Lanka
28 June–2 July 2016 Suva, Fiji   Fiji
  Papua New Guinea
  Solomon Islands
  Tonga
  Vanuatu
1   Fiji
30 August–4 September 2016 Prague, Czech Republic   Belarus
  Cyprus
  Czech Republic
  Italy
  Lithuania
  Ukraine
2   Ukraine
  Italy
6–11 September 2016 Glasgow, Scotland   Portugal
  Scotland
  Slovakia
   Switzerland
  Wales
2   Wales
  Scotland
9–11 September 2016 Antalya, Turkey   Austria
  Oman
  Qatar
  Turkey
1   Austria
9–11 September 2016 Accra, Ghana   Ghana
  Kenya
  Namibia
  Nigeria
1   Ghana
27 September–2 October 2016 Salamanca, Mexico   Barbados
  Guatemala
  Mexico
  United States
1   United States
1–9 October 2016 Chiclayo, Peru   Chile
  Ecuador
  Paraguay
  Peru
  Uruguay
  Venezuela
1   Chile
12 October 2016 Appointed by FIH 3   Barbados
  Oman
   Switzerland

Round 2Edit

Dates Location Teams Qualified Semifinals
Quotas
Semifinals
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 1
4–12 March 2017 Dhaka, Bangladesh   Bangladesh   Egypt
  Malaysia
  China
  Fiji
  Ghana
  Oman
  Sri Lanka
3   Malaysia
  China
  Egypt
11–19 March 2017 Belfast, Ireland   Ireland   France
  Poland
  Austria
  Italy
  Scotland
  Ukraine
  Wales
3   Ireland
  France
  Scotland
25 March–2 April 2017 Tacarigua, Trinidad and Tobago   Trinidad and Tobago   Japan
  Russia
  Canada
  Barbados
  Chile
   Switzerland
  United States
2   Japan
  Canada

SemifinalsEdit

Dates Location Teams Qualified Final
Quotas
Final
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 2
15–25 June 2017 London, England   England   Argentina
  India
  Netherlands
  Pakistan
  South Korea
  Canada
  China
  Malaysia
  Scotland
3   Netherlands
  Argentina
  England
8–23 July 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa   South Africa   Australia
  Belgium
  Germany
  New Zealand
  Spain
  Egypt
  France
  Japan
  Ireland
4   Belgium
  Germany
  Australia
  Spain

FinalEdit

Dates Location Teams Qualified
Host From Semifinals
1–10 December 2017 Bhubaneswar, India   India   Argentina
  Australia
  Belgium
  England
  Germany
  Netherlands
  Spain

Final rankingEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH unveils event hosts for 2015-2018 cycle". FIH. 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2013-11-08.
  2. ^ "Bhubaneswar, India to host Men's Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men's World Cup 2018". FIH. 2017-03-27. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  3. ^ "Australia's Kookaburras claim Odisha Men's Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017". FIH. 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  4. ^ "Hockey World League 2016 / 2017" (PDF). FIH. November 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  5. ^ "FIH MEN'S WORLD RANKINGS - MARCH 2015" (PDF). FIH. March 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  6. ^ "FIH MEN'S WORLD RANKINGS - DECEMBER 2017" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 2017-12-12.