The Indian women and men hockey groups will end 2020 in fourth and ninth positions, respectively, after a significant a part of the 12 months was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) on Monday confirmed that the Belgium males’s workforce and the Netherlands’ girls will end the 12 months on the prime of the world rankings.
In January, the world physique launched its new match-based mannequin for calculation of world rankings, with the FIH Hockey Professional League matches that had been performed in early a part of the 12 months seeing common fluctuations in standings earlier than the outbreak of the worldwide well being disaster introduced all sporting actions to a grinding halt in March.
In keeping with an announcement issued by the FIH, the “temporary however fantastic return” of the competitors between September and November noticed additional exchanges of factors between the lads’s and ladies’s nationwide groups of Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Nice Britain.
Within the males’s FIH world rankings, reigning world and European champions Belgium (2496.88 factors) sit on the prime forward of 2019 FIH Hockey Professional League winners 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 (seventh place 1743.77), New Zealand (eighth place 1575.00), Spain (ninth place 1559.32) and Canada (10th place 1417.37).
Amongst girls, the Netherlands (2631.99 factors) are on the prime adopted by Argentina (2174.61). Germany (2054.28) occupy the third place, climbing one place following their FIH Hockey Professional League outcomes towards Belgium in September.
Australia (2012.89) will end the 12 months in fourth place, with England (1952.74) and New Zealand (1818.98) occupying fifth and sixth spots 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 checklist.
The FIH 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 relies on the results of the match, the relative rating of the groups and the significance of the match.
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