India maintain eighth place in men's hockey
With 1180 points, India are behind Korea, who slipped one spot to allow Champions Challenge winners Argentina climb a notch.Updated: Jul 03, 2007 21:59 IST
The bronze medal effort at the Champions Challenge hockey tournament helped India maintain their eighth place in the latest FIH world rankings.
Amidst a shake-up in the lower half of the top 10 in the ranking ladder, India remained unaffected thanks to their 4-3 win over England in the third place play-off game in Boom, Belgium, on Sunday.
With 1180 points, India are behind seventh-placed Korea, who slipped one spot to allow Champions Challenge winners Argentina climb a notch.
England, who were beaten twice by India in the tournament, lost one position to be the 10th ranked team.
New Zealand, the runners-up at the Belgium meet, took the ninth spot.
Top 10 ranking:
1. Germany (1878), 2. Australia (1845), 3. Spain (1781), 4. Netherlands (1663), 5. Pakistan (1523), 6. Argenina (1284), 7. Korea (1225), 8. India (1180), 9. New Zealand (1065), 10. England (1059).