In the FIH Men’s World Rankings Australia, the Netherlands and Germany retain their top three spots respectively. Below them, England move up into fourth place and Argentina, whose team includes the recently crowned 2014 FIH Rising Star of the Year, Gonzalo Peillat, move up to their highest ever ranking (6), ahead of New Zealand.  Pakistan moves back into the top ten at the expense of Spain who drop one place.

The Men’s World Rankings are joined for the first time by Tanzania (73) and Iran (70) following their participation in the Hockey World League Round One. Other notable moves are Azerbaijan who are up three places to 31 which is their highest ever ranking and both Bulgaria (55) and the Dominican Republic (57) move up five places each.

The FIH Women’s World Rankings sees no movement in the top 10 as the Netherlands compound their place at the top of the Rankings, leading by 250 points over nearest rivals Australia who are closely pursued by Argentina.  The Netherlands also finished the year with two winners of the 2014 FIH Player of the Year Awards – midfielder Ellen Hoog and goalkeeper Joyce Sombroek.

The Women’s World Rankings have swelled to 68 places which includes Ranking debutants, Myanmar and Guatemala joint 67.  Meanwhile, Turkey have moved to their highest ever ranking (36) with Kenya (37) and Thailand (46) moving up seven places respectively.  All took part in the Hockey World League Round One with Turkey and Thailand qualifying for Round Two later this year.

FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking

 

Below are the current World Ranking positions for the men's and women's teams. To view the complete list and point distribution, please refer to the PDF below the chart. The FIH World Ranking is updated after any major international events -- approximately 3-4 times per year.

 

Rk. Country - Men's CF Pts.   Rk. Country- Women's CF Pts.
1 Australia OCE 2534   1 Netherlands EUR 2639
2 Netherlands EUR 2422   2 Australia OCE 2389
3 Germany EUR  2187   3 Argentina PAN 2379
4 England EUR  1989   4 New Zealand OCE 2037
Belgium EUR  1972   5 China ASI 1827
Argentina PAN 1828   6 England EUR 1821
7 New Zealand OCE 1814   7 Germany EUR 1789
Korea ASI 1659   8 United States PAN 1757
9 India ASI 1644   9 Korea ASI 1704
10  Pakistan ASI 1422   10 Japan ASI 1652
11  Spain EUR 1374   11 South Africa AFR 1372
12  Malaysia ASI 1190   12 Belgium EUR 1317
13  South Africa AFR 1129   13 India ASI 1062
14  Ireland EUR 990   14 Ireland EUR 957
15  Japan ASI 983   15 Spain EUR 949
16  Canada PAN 976   16 Scotland EUR 787
17  France EUR  794   17 Italy EUR 732
18  Poland EUR 767   18 Belarus EUR 692
19  Russia  EUR  705   19 Azerbaijan EUR 684
20 Egypt AFR 577   20 Chile PAN 640

 

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