The much anticipated final between Netherlands (World Ranking points: 3156) and Argentina (2715) meant that those two teams remain in first and second place respectively and Australia’s bronze medal has secured third place in the rankings for the Hockeyroos (2623). Germany’s (2189) good run at the World Cup sees Die Danas leapfrog England (2177)) into fourth place, while Belgium (2159) have moved up two places to sixth.
Spain (2143) and New Zealand (2038) have moved ahead of India (1948) into seventh and eighth place respectively. The Eves are currently in ninth position just ahead of a rapidly rising China (1805), who have jumped from 13th to 10th. Japan (1693) are in 11th, Korea (1649) 12th and Ireland (1540) slip to 13th. For Chile (1398), their first ever appearance at a World Cup, combined with two winning performances sees the South American team move to an all-time high of 14th place.
Canada (1377) and USA (1313) are in 15th and 16th, while Scotland (1216), Italy (1182) and Malaysia (1165) have all moved ahead of South Africa (1127) who slip to 20th place.
In the men’s FIH World Rankings, there is little movement. Australia (2822) continue to lead the way, closely followed by Belgium (2742). Netherlands (2641) is in third, with Germany (2340) leapfrogging over India (2299) into fourth place. England (2130) and Argentina (2082) are in sixth and seventh position, while Spain (1849) has jumped from 10th to eighth. New Zealand (1796) are in ninth with Malaysia (1666) in 10th position.
With a number of test matches either underway or on the horizon, plus the Commonwealth Games, expect a dynamic and shifting ranking table in the coming weeks.
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