India’s men hockey team jumps to fifth position in FIH ratings
Q. India men’s hockey team has jumped to which position in the FIH ratings?- Published on 27 Jun 16
India’s men hockey team has jumped to fifth position ahead of Belgium, New Zealand and Argentina after the team lodged a protest against the penalty shootout before settling for historic silver after the jury announced a 1-3 result against Australia.
- India will now have 1689 points at the close of the Champions Trophy, 56 points ahead of sixth placed Belgium and just eight away from Great Britain on the fourth
- India was ranked fifth in 2004 last.
- This marks the first time in more than a decade that India Hockey Team has made it to the top 5 in the world rankings since the International Hockey Federation started the system in 2003