Men's FIH Hockey World League

The Men's FIH Hockey World League was an international field hockey competition organised by the International Hockey Federation. The league also served as a qualifier for the 2014 and 2018 Men's Hockey World Cups and the 2016 Olympic Games. [1] Three seasons were held in 2012–13, 2014–15 and 2016-17. It was replaced by the new Men's FIH Pro League and Hockey Series in 2018-19.

Men's FIH Hockey World League
Most recent season or competition:
2016-17 Men's FIH Hockey World League
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HWL Logo
SportField hockey
Founded2012
Ceased2017
Replaced byMen's FIH Pro League (2019-present)
Hockey Series (2019 only)
Intercontinental Cup (from 2022)
No. of teams65 in 2016-17
Last
champion(s)
 Australia (2nd title)
Most titles Australia (2 titles)
Official websiteWorld League Info

FormatEdit

The tournament featured four rounds. For each edition the FIH decides the number of events and teams for each round. The number of Round 1 events varied in each cycle depending on the number of participating national teams. Teams were grouped regionally, although European teams were split in several tournaments. The remaining rounds have teams selected with no regional restrictions. The top teams received a bye to a Round 2 or Semifinal event depending on the FIH World Rankings at the time of seeking entries, number which also varied depending on the edition.[2]

Year Teams Round 1 Round 2 Semifinals Final
2012–13[3] 54 9 events of 3 to 5 teams 4 events of 6 teams 2 events of 8 teams 1 event of 8 teams
2014–15[4] 56 9 events of 4 to 8 teams 3 events of 8 teams 2 events of 10 teams
2016–17[5] 65 8 events of 4 to 9 teams

SummariesEdit

Year Final host Final 3rd Place Match Teams
PR / FR
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
2012–13 New Delhi, India  
Netherlands
7–2  
New Zealand
 
England
2–1  
Australia
54 / 8
2014–15 Raipur, India  
Australia
2–1  
Belgium
 
India
5–5
(3–2 pen.)
 
Netherlands
56 / 8
2016–17 Bhubaneswar, India  
Australia
2–1  
Argentina
 
India
2–1  
Germany
65 / 8

Performance by nationEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
  Australia 2 (2014–15, 2016–17) 1 (2012–13)
  Netherlands 1 (2012–13) 1 (2014–15)
  New Zealand 1 (2012–13)
  Belgium 1 (2014–15)
  Argentina 1 (2016–17)
  India 2 (2014–15*, 2016–17*)
  England 1 (2012–13)
  Germany 1 (2016–17)
* = host nation

Team appearancesEdit

Team 2012–13 2014–15 2016–17 Apps at Finals
  Argentina 8th 5th 2nd 3
  Australia 4th 1st 1st 3
  Austria 22nd 19th 25th
  Azerbaijan Round 1 31st
  Bangladesh 19th 28th 27th
  Barbados Round 1 Round 1 34th
  Belarus Round 1 33rd Round 1
  Belgium 5th 2nd 5th 3
  Brazil 31st Round 1
  Brunei Round 1
  Bulgaria Round 1
  Canada 18th 8th 10th 1
  Chile 20th 26th 32nd
  China 23rd 20th 16th
  Croatia Round 1
  Cyprus Round 1
  Czech Republic 30th 27th Round 1
  Dominican Republic Round 1
  Ecuador Round 1
  Egypt 25th 18th 15th
  England~ 3rd 6th 8th 3
  Fiji 32nd Round 1 36th
  France 16th 14th 13th
  Germany 7th 7th 4th 3
  Ghana Round 1 Round 1 28th
  Gibraltar Round 1
  Guatemala Round 1 Round 1 Round 1
  Hong Kong Round 1 Round 1 Round 1
  India 6th 3rd 3rd 3
  Iran Round 1
  Ireland 14th 9th 11th
  Italy Round 1 29th 31st
  Jamaica Round 1
  Japan 12th 16th 20th
  Kazakhstan Round 1
  Kenya Round 1 Round 1
  Lithuania Round 1 Round 1
  Malaysia 11th 12th 9th
  Mexico Round 1 35th Round 1
  Morocco Round 1
  Myanmar Round 1
  Namibia Round 1
  Netherlands 1st 4th 7th 3
  New Zealand 2nd 11th 12th 1
  Nigeria Round 1 Round 1
  Oman 29th 23rd 23rd
  Pakistan 13th 15th 14th
  Papua New Guinea Round 1 Round 1 Round 1
  Paraguay Round 1
  Peru Round 1
  Poland 27th 17th 29th
  Portugal 33rd Round 1 Round 1
  Qatar DSQ Round 1
  Russia 17th 21st 22nd
  Samoa Round 1
  Scotland 24th 19th
  Singapore Round 1 32nd Round 1
  Slovakia Round 1 Round 1
  Solomon Islands Round 1
  South Africa 15th 22nd 18th
  South Korea 9th 13th 17th
  Spain 10th 10th 6th 1
  Sri Lanka Round 1 Round 1 33rd
  Sweden Round 1
   Switzerland 25th 30th
  Tanzania Round 1
  Thailand Round 1 Round 1 Round 1
  Tonga Round 1
  Trinidad and Tobago 26th 34th 26th
  Turkey Round 1 Round 1 Round 1
  Ukraine 21st 24th 35th
  United States 28th 30th 21st
  Uruguay Round 1
  Vanuatu Round 1 Round 1
  Venezuela Round 1 Round 1
  Vietnam Round 1
  Wales Round 1 24th
Total 54 56 65
* = host nation
~ = includes results representing Great Britain

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIH World League will replace Olympic, WC qualifiers". The Times of India. 22 February 2012. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  2. ^ "A Newcomers Guide: World League 101". International Hockey Federation. 21 August 2012. Archived from the original on 30 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  3. ^ "FIH Hockey World League" (PDF). FIH. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 June 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Hockey World League 2014 / 2015" (PDF). FIH. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Hockey World League 2014 / 2015" (PDF). FIH. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 June 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.

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