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India jumps to sixth in the FIH ranking (11/7/2015)
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Indian men's hockey team 6th in World Rankings

NOV 6, 2015: Indian men's hockey team jumped up two places into sixth andthey also look to enter the top five nations in the world. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced this while releasing the latest World Ranking following the conclusion of all five Continental Championships.

Men’s World Cup holders Australia and women’s Olympic and World champions Netherlands remain at the top of the FIH World Rankings.

There’s no change in the men’s top three nations, with Netherlands ranked second and Germany third. While England move into fourth, Argentina continue their rise as they move up to fifth place.

India jumped up two places into sixth as they look to enter the top five nations in the world, while the biggest rise in the men’s rankings saw Venezuela move up 22 places to 47.

In the women’s rankings, despite losing the EuroHockey Championships 2015 final to England, Netherlands remain in top spot.

Australia followed by Argentina make up the top three, New Zealand in fourth, whilst only 13 points separate China, England and the USA positioned fifth, sixth and seventh place respectively. Dominican Republic made the biggest rise as they moved from 51 to 37.

The rankings were confirmed following the conclusion of the African Hockey Championships 2015.

Rankings (up to 20th places): Men: Australia 2073 pts; 2 Netherlands 2015; 3 Germany 1763; 4 England 1623; 5 Argentina 1569; 6 India 1504; 7 Belgium 1500; 8 New Zealand 1486; 9 Korea 1363; 9 Korea 1363; 10 Pakistan 1185; 11 Spain 1123; 12 Ireland 1115; 13 Malaysia 1096; 14 Canada 983; 15 South Korea 934; 16 Japan 860; 17 France 840; 18 Poland 668; 19 China 665; 20 Russia 611.

Women: Netherlands 2128; 2 Australia 1963; 3 Argentina 1883; 4 New Zealand 1690; 5 China 1598; 6 England 1589; 7 USA 1585; 8 Korea 1534; 9 Germany 1453; 10 Jaoqn 1260; 11 South Korea 1166; 12 Belgium 1099; 13 India 1084; 14 Spain 969; 15 Ireland 790; 16 Italy 753; 17 Scotland 683; 18 Belarus 569; 19 Canada 568; 20 Malaysia 550.

Write up courtesy: Balbir Singh of Chandigarh

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