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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.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2007 21:59 IST

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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).

First Published: Jul 03, 2007 16:58 IST