India Jump to 9th Spot In Women’s Hockey Rankings
Following their quarter-final finish at the Women’s Hockey World Cup, India has jumped a place to be ninth in the world rankings announced by International Hockey Federation (FIH) last fortnight. Sjoerd Marijne-coached India has 1138 points as they made it to the last eight round at the London World Cup. World Cup runners-up Ireland made the biggest of gains as they moved from 16th to eighth position. Their previous highest ranking was 14th. World Cup winner the Netherlands remained the world’s number one team as they clinched their record eighth title with a 6-0 triumph over the Irish girls. The Netherlands have been the top-ranked side since October 2011.
England remain in second spot following their sixth place finish in London while Australia jumped to third, leapfrogging reigning Pan American champions Argentina, who move to fourth and CwG champions New Zealand who dropped to sixth. Germany meanwhile move to fifth.