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Hockey India: Men’s Team Placed At 4th Spot, Women At 9th In FIH Ranking

Lausanne: The Indian males’s hockey crew are positioned on the fourth spot within the newest FIH crew rankings whereas the ladies’s crew are positioned on the ninth place.

Belgium males and the Netherlands ladies will end the yr on the prime of the rankings, confirmed the Worldwide Hockey Federation on Monday.

Within the males’s rankings, reigning world and European champions Belgium (2496.88 factors) sit on the summit in entrance of Australia (2nd place – 2385.70), Netherlands (third place – 2257.96) and India (4th place – 2063.78).

Olympic champions Argentina (1967.39) are in fifth, adopted by Germany (sixth place – 1944.34), England/Nice Britain (seventh place – 1743.77), New Zealand (eighth place – 1575.00), Spain (ninth place – 1559.32) and Canada (10th place – 1417.37).

In ladies’s rankings, The Netherlands (2631.99 factors) are 457 rating factors forward second positioned Argentina (2174.61), with Germany (2054.28) occupying third place, climbing one place following their Professional League outcomes in opposition to Belgium in September.

Australia (2012.89) end the yr in fourth place, with England/Nice Britain (1952.74) and New Zealand (1818.98) fifth and sixth respectively. Spain (seventh place – 1802.13), Eire (eighth place – 1583.09), India (ninth place – 1543.00) and China (10th place – 1521.00) full the highest ten.

In January, FIH had launched its new match-based mannequin for the calculation of the world rankings, with the Professional League matches that have been performed in early a part of the yr seeing common fluctuations within the standings earlier than the Covid-19 world well being pandemic introduced the competitors – and all worldwide hockey – to a standstill in March.

The temporary return of the competitors between September and November noticed additional exchanges of factors between the lads’s and girls’s nationwide groups of Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Nice Britain.

The Indian males’s hockey crew’s marketing campaign within the ongoing Professional League is scheduled to restart on April 10 and 11, 2021 with a tie in opposition to Argentina away from residence. They’ll then play Nice Britain away from residence on Might eight and 9 earlier than travelling to Spain the place they play on Might 12 and 13. They then face Germany away on Might 18 and 19 and can lastly play a house tie on Might 29 and 30 in opposition to New Zealand.

The Indian ladies’s crew just isn’t a part of the Professional League match.

(With IANS Inputs)

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