FIH release latest World Rankings 

  • World Rankings updated following conclusion of Hockey World League Finals
  • Australia men and Netherlands women finish 2015 at the top of the rankings
  • Argentina women move into second place; Belgium men climb to fifth

18 December 2015: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the latest World Rankings following the conclusion of the 2015 Hockey World League Finals.

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

There is no change in the men’s top three nations, with Netherlands ranked second and Germany third. With England (and Great Britain) remaining in fourth, Belgium leapfrogged Argentina (6) and India (7) into fifth place as they finished runners up at the Hero Hockey World League Final in Raipur, India, earlier this month.

In the women’s rankings, Argentina’s title success at the Argentina Hockey World League Final in Rosario has helped them move up to second in the rankings, forcing Australia into third place while Hockey World League silver medallists New Zealand remain fourth. Hockey World League bronze medallists Germany have moved up from ninth to eighth, switching places with Korea. 

The rankings were confirmed following the conclusion of the women’s Argentina Hockey World League Final in Rosario last Sunday.

The next update to the FIH World Rankings will be published following the Champions Trophies in 2016. The men’s event will be held at a location to be confirmed in Argentina between 11-19 June while the women’s event will take place in London, England between 18-26 June.

For a complete guide to the FIH World Rankings click here.

To read more about all of the action from the women’s Argentina Hockey World League Final, click here.

Relive all the memories from the men’s Hero Hockey World League Final by clicking here.