2016–17 Women's FIH Hockey World League
The 2016–17 Women's FIH Hockey World League was the third edition of the women'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 November 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.
|Venue(s)||13 (in 13 host cities)|
|Champions||Netherlands (2nd title)|
|Third place||South Korea|
The Semifinals of this competition also served as a qualifier for the 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup as the 10/11 highest placed teams apart from the host nation and the five continental champions qualify.
The Netherlands won the tournament's Final round for a record second time after defeating host nation New Zealand 3–0 in the final match. South Korea won the third place match by defeating England 1–0.
From 2019 onwards, the tournament was replaced by Pro League.
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 eleven teams ranked between 1st and 11th in the FIH World Rankings current at early 2015 received an automatic bye to the Semifinals while the nine teams ranked between 12th and 20th received an automatic bye to Round 2. Those twenty teams, shown with qualifying rankings, were the following:
|9–17 April 2016||Singapore|| Brunei
|28 June–2 July 2016||Suva, Fiji|| Fiji
Papua New Guinea
|30 August–4 September 2016||Prague, Czech Republic|| Czech Republic
|3|| Czech Republic|
|9–11 September 2016||Accra, Ghana|| Ghana
|13–18 September 2016||Douai, France|| Austria
|27 September–2 October 2016||Salamanca, Mexico|| Guatemala
Trinidad and Tobago
|30 September–8 October 2016||Chiclayo, Peru|| Brazil
|12 October 2016||Appointed by FIH||1||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Host||By Ranking||From Round 1|
|14–22 January 2017||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Malaysia|| Ireland
|4–12 February 2017||Valencia, Spain||Spain|| Scotland
|| Czech Republic
|1–9 April 2017||West Vancouver, Canada||Canada|| Belarus
Trinidad and Tobago
- ^1 – Fiji withdrew from participating and Hong Kong took their place.
- ^2 – Azerbaijan withdrew from participating and Turkey took their place.
- ^3 – France withdrew from participating.
|Host||By Ranking||From Round 2|
|21 June–2 July 2017||Brussels, Belgium||Belgium|| Australia
|8–23 July 2017||Johannesburg, South Africa||South Africa|| Argentina
|4|| United States|
|17–26 November 2017||Auckland, New Zealand||New Zealand|| Argentina|
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United States
- South Africa
- Czech Republic
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Hong Kong
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- "FIH WOMEN'S WORLD RANKINGS - DECEMBER 2017" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 2017-12-12.