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Men's Top 20 Rankings as of 30 June 2019[1]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Increase 1  Australia 2350
2 Decrease 1  Belgium 2298
3 Steady  Netherlands 2205
4 Steady  Argentina 1988
5 Steady  India 1823
6 Increase 1  England 1779
7 Decrease 1  Germany 1770
8 Steady  New Zealand 1459
9 Steady  Spain 1360
10 Steady  Canada 1325
11 Steady  Ireland 1193
12 Increase 1  Malaysia 1173
13 Increase 2  France 1143
14 Increase 2  South Africa 1043
15 Increase 2  South Korea 910
16 Increase 2  Japan 860
17 Decrease 5  Pakistan 855
18 Decrease 4  China 828
19 Steady  Austria 778
20 Steady  Egypt 698
*Change from 22 January 2019
Women's Top 20 Rankings as of 29 June 2019[2]
Rank Change Team Points
1 Steady  Netherlands 2578
2 Increase 1  Australia 2070
3 Increase 1  Argentina 1938
4 Decrease 2  England 1861
5 Steady  Germany 1793
6 Steady  New Zealand 1683
7 Steady  Spain 1613
8 Steady  Ireland 1480
9 Increase 4  Belgium 1445
10 Decrease 1  India 1443
11 Decrease 1  China 1421
12 Decrease 1  South Korea 1380
13 Decrease 1  United States 1223
14 Steady  Japan 1185
15 Increase 1  Chile 1085
16 Decrease 1  South Africa 983
17 Steady  Italy 929
18 Increase 3  Canada 823
19 Decrease 1  Scotland 713
20 Increase 2  Malaysia 708
*Change from 22 January 2019

The FIH World Ranking is a ranking system for men's and women's national teams in field hockey. The teams of the member nations of International Hockey Federation (FIH), field hockey's world governing body, are ranked based on their game results. The rankings were introduced in October 2003.[3]

Contents

Uses of the rankingsEdit

The rankings were introduced to overcome the criticism of fixing when drawing the pools for each tournament. It also determines the quotas for tournaments such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup.[4]

Calculation methodEdit

OverviewEdit

All of the FIH-recognised, including qualifying and continental tournaments for last four years are included in ranking points calculation. However, the past results will be deducted by the percentage set by the FIH as shown by the tabulated below.

Year Points percentage included
Year 4 100%
Year 3 75%
Year 2 50%
Year 1 25%
Total points

Continental championshipsEdit

FIH had set the total allocated points for continental tournament. However, a different percentage was set to differ the standard of regional field hockey. Currently, only Europe had full 100% points allocation for all classification while the others had only several finishers with full points allocation. Africa is the sole continent with neither men's or women's tournament had full points allocation.

Rank LeadersEdit

Men's at the end of each year
Year Team
Present   Australia
2018   Belgium
2017   Australia
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012   Germany
2011   Australia
2010
2009   Germany
2008
2007
2006
2005   Australia
2004   Germany
2003
Women's at the end of each year
Year Team
Present   Netherlands
2018   Netherlands
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011   Argentina
2010
2009   Netherlands
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003   Argentina

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "FIH Hero World Rankings June 2019 – Men" (PDF). FIH. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "FIH Hero World Rankings June 2019 – Women" (PDF). FIH. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  3. ^ "FIH to introduce world rankings". The Hindu. 2 September 2003. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  4. ^ "FIH World Ranking System" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 22 December 2012.

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