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2016–17 Women's FIH Hockey World League

The 2016–17 Women's FIH Hockey World League was the third and last edition of the women's field hockey series. The tournament started in April 2016 in Singapore and finished in November 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.[1][2]

2016–17 Women's FIH Hockey World League
Tournament details
Teams60
Venue(s)13 (in 13 host cities)
Top three teams
Champions Netherlands (2nd title)
Runner-up New Zealand
Third place South Korea
2014–15 (previous)

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.[3]

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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, 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.[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   Brunei
  Cambodia
  Hong Kong
  Kazakhstan
  Singapore
  Sri Lanka
  Thailand
3   Thailand
  Kazakhstan
  Singapore
28 June–2 July 2016 Suva, Fiji   Fiji
  Papua New Guinea
  Solomon Islands
  Tonga
1   Fiji
30 August–4 September 2016 Prague, Czech Republic   Czech Republic
  Lithuania
  Poland
  Turkey
  Ukraine
3   Czech Republic
  Poland
  Ukraine
9–11 September 2016 Accra, Ghana   Ghana
  Kenya
  Nigeria
1   Ghana
13–18 September 2016 Douai, France   Austria
  France
  Russia
   Switzerland
  Wales
3   Russia
  Wales
  France
27 September–2 October 2016 Salamanca, Mexico   Guatemala
  Mexico
  Trinidad and Tobago
1   Mexico
30 September–8 October 2016 Chiclayo, Peru   Brazil
  Chile
  Paraguay
  Peru
  Uruguay
2   Uruguay
  Chile
12 October 2016 Appointed by FIH 1   Trinidad and Tobago

Round 2Edit

Dates Location Teams Qualified Semifinals
Quotas
Semifinals
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 1
14–22 January 2017 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Malaysia   Ireland
  Italy
  Fiji1
  Kazakhstan
  Singapore
  Thailand
  Wales
  Hong Kong
3   Ireland
  Malaysia
  Italy
4–12 February 2017 Valencia, Spain   Spain   Scotland
  Azerbaijan2
  Czech Republic
  Ghana
  Poland
  Russia
  Turkey
  Ukraine
3   Spain
  Poland
  Scotland
1–9 April 2017 West Vancouver, Canada   Canada   Belarus
  India
  Chile
  France3
  Mexico
  Trinidad and Tobago
  Uruguay
2   India
  Chile
^1Fiji withdrew from participating and Hong Kong took their place.
^2Azerbaijan withdrew from participating and Turkey took their place.
^3France withdrew from participating.

SemifinalsEdit

Dates Location Teams Qualified Final
Quotas
Final
Qualifiers
Host By Ranking From Round 2
21 June–2 July 2017 Brussels, Belgium   Belgium   Australia
  China
  Netherlands
  New Zealand
  South Korea
  Italy
  Malaysia
  Scotland
  Spain
3   Netherlands
  China
  South Korea
8–23 July 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa   South Africa   Argentina
  England
  Germany
  Japan
  United States
  Chile
  India
  Ireland
  Poland
4   United States
  Germany
  England
  Argentina

FinalEdit

Dates Location Teams Qualified
Host From Semifinals
17–26 November 2017 Auckland, New Zealand   New Zealand   Argentina
  China
  England
  Germany
  Netherlands
  South Korea
  United States

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. ^ "Valencia and Auckland play host to Hockey World League". FIH. 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  3. ^ "Classy Netherlands beat Brave Black Sticks in Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final". FIH. 2017-11-26. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  4. ^ "Hockey World League 2016 / 2017" (PDF). FIH. November 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  5. ^ "FIH WOMEN'S WORLD RANKINGS - MARCH 2015" (PDF). FIH. March 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  6. ^ "FIH WOMEN'S WORLD RANKINGS - DECEMBER 2017" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 2017-12-12.