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FIH: India climb to 3rd, France break into prime ten within the newest FIH World Rankings

Worldwide Hockey motion over the previous few months has been restricted to continental competitions because the Asian Champions Trophy and EuroHockey Championships 2023 noticed the perfect of Asia and Europe compete for continental supremacy. With India and Netherlands coming away with the trophies, we check out the impression the tournaments had on the world rankings.

Within the FIH Males’s World Rankings, Netherlands (3113) proceed to cleared the path with a powerful defence of their title on the EuroHockey Championships, so as to add to their FIH Hockey Professional League title and the bronze medal on the FIH Hockey World Cup in 2023. Netherlands’ dominance has seen them pull a snug lead over Belgium (2989) in second place.

India (2771) are again into the top-3, greater than 12 months after dropping out in Could 2022, because of their undefeated run on the way in which to the title on the Asian Champions Trophy 2023, the place they gained six and drew one among their seven matches. Dropping out of the third place are England (2745) who fell simply in need of successful the EuroHockey title with a 2-1 loss to the Netherlands within the closing. Regardless of their sturdy run to the finals, an earlier loss within the event in opposition to Belgium and the loss within the closing, coupled with India’s run of wins, sees England slip to fourth.

Germany (2689) and Australia (2544) maintain on to the fifth and sixth positions, whereas Argentina (2350) climb up one spot into seventh forward of Spain (2347). Spain’s sixth place end within the EuroHockey Championships, dropping matches in opposition to England, Belgium and France, sees them drop under Argentina, dropping over 100 world rating factors via the course of the event.

France (2052) are again contained in the top-10 for the primary time since Could 2022, climbing as much as the ninth spot. A robust run within the EuroHockey Championships noticed them end fifth within the event with vital wins over Spain, Wales and Austria. Regardless of France’s surge, Malaysia (2041) maintain on to the tenth spot on this planet rankings because of their run to the finals of the Asian Champions Trophy, as they climbed above Korea (1932) who completed the occasion within the fourth place, having are available because the defending champions. Between Malaysia in tenth and Korea in twelfth sit New Zealand (1938), simply outdoors the top-10, in eleventh.


Within the FIH Ladies’s World Rankings, Netherlands (3422) on the prime spot, stay effectively away from the chasing pack, persevering with their dominance with a record-extending twelfth EuroHockey Championship title. Australia (2818) and Argentina (2767) keep within the second and third spots respectively.

After the tip of the FIH Hockey Professional League season, Germany and Belgium have been separated by one world rating level, with the Danas staying simply forward of the Pink Panthers. Nevertheless, Belgium (2609) placed on an amazing marketing campaign on the EuroHockey Championships, successful the silver medal that propels them forward of Germany (2574) as the 2 groups occupy the fourth and fifth spots on this planet rankings.

India (2325) have climbed one spot to the seventh place, on the expense of Spain (2173), who completed sixth within the EuroHockey Championships dropping over 150 world rating factors in losses in opposition to Belgium and Scotland. New Zealand (2001) and Japan (1900) proceed to carry their ninth and tenth spots on this planet rankings, with China (1894) marginally behind Japan within the eleventh spot. 


To see the whole FIH World Rankings, please click on right here.


The rankings calculations mannequin that FIH launched on 1st January 2020 moved away from the earlier tournament-based rankings system to a dynamic, match-based methodology the place opposing groups change factors in official, FIH sanctioned video games. The variety of factors exchanged will depend on the results of the match, the relative rating of the groups and the significance of the match. Extra details about the brand new rankings mannequin might be discovered under. 


How the FIH World Rankings work:

The variety of factors exchanged will depend on the results of the match, the relative rating of the groups and the significance of the match. 

FIH World Rankings defined:

Based mostly on the Elo ranking system, which is used as the premise of many different sports activities rating programs 

When two nations play in opposition to one another, numerous rating factors are exchanged between them 

In each match, the variety of factors gained by one crew is precisely matched by the variety of factors misplaced by the opposite

Groups will win extra factors for beating groups ranked above them, and subsequently groups will lose extra factors for dropping to a crew ranked under them 

Groups will win much less factors for beating groups ranked under them, and subsequently groups will lose much less factors for dropping to a crew ranked above them

If a draw happens, the decrease ranked crew will achieve a small variety of factors and the upper ranked crew will lose the identical variety of factors 

The variety of factors exchanged depends on the results of the match (win, lose, shootout win/loss or draw), the significance of the match (a part of a significant event, or a check sequence for instance), and the relative distinction in rating factors between the groups earlier than the match. 

Extra particulars in regards to the formulation used within the algorithm, weightings of matches and different components might be discovered HERE along with a Steadily Requested Questions doc HERE



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