India males’s hockey workforce drop to fifth in FIH world rankings regardless of two Professional League wins

India males’s hockey workforce drop to fifth in FIH world rankings regardless of two Professional League wins

India registered a complete 3-0 win over Argentina on Sunday in Buenos Aires within the second match of the FIH Professional League. The Manpreet Singh-led facet had additionally gained the primary match in a penalty shoot-out on Saturday.

India men's hockey team drop to fifth in FIH world rankings despite two Pro League wins

India, with 15 factors from eight video games, climbed as much as fourth place within the FIH Hockey Professional League standings. Picture Courtesy: Twitter @TheHockeyIndia

The Indian males’s hockey workforce dropped one place to fifth within the FIH world rankings issued on Monday, regardless of its two wins in opposition to Olympic champions Argentina within the Professional League matches.

India registered a complete 3-0 win over Argentina on Sunday in Buenos Aires within the second match of the FIH Professional League. The Manpreet Singh-led facet had additionally gained the primary match in a penalty shoot-out on Saturday.

However, the Indian workforce moved down a rung from the fourth spot it occupied within the January rankings although it accrued extra factors — 2223.458 — than the earlier chart — 2064.10.

Reigning World and European champions Belgium (2602.31 factors) sit on the summit forward of 2019 FIH Hockey Professional League winners Australia (2489.53).

Germany’s latest effective type within the FIH Hockey Professional League — the place they’ve recorded double away wins in opposition to the Netherlands and Argentina in latest weeks — has seen them climb from sixth to 3rd within the standings. Germany now have 2253.48 factors.

Netherlands (2232.55) are in fourth, adopted by Argentina (1923.42) at sixth, England (1836.85), New Zealand (1680.08), Spain (1653.86) and Canada (1517.36).

Within the ladies’s rankings, the Indian workforce is ninth with 1643.00 factors, the identical place as within the earlier chart.

Netherlands (2772.08 factors) have prolonged their benefit over second-ranked Argentina (2235.59), strengthening their maintain on high spot thanks to 2 FIH Hockey Professional League victories in opposition to Germany in March.

Germany (2153.30) stay within the third place, bouncing again from their two defeats in opposition to the Dutch in Amstelveen by claiming a draw and a victory in opposition to higher-ranked Argentina in Buenos Aires early this month.

Australia (2112.90) sit fourth, with England (2052.38) and New Zealand (1920.84) fifth and sixth respectively. Spain (1902.12) is at seventh whereas Eire (1683.08) and China (1621.00) are at eighth and tenth respectively.

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