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India maintain ranking in men, women's hockey

India's men and women's hockey teams maintain their seventh and 13th places respectively in the FIH charts.

india Updated: Dec 22, 2006 19:59 IST

The results of Doha Asian Games did not have a major impact on the rankings of India's men and women's hockey teams, who have maintained their seventh and 13th places respectively in the FIH charts.

The Indian men, who finished a disappointing fifth after failing to make it to the semifinals of the Asian Games for the first time, now have 1,293 points after losing 125 because of their poor performance in the Qatari capital.

India also run the risk of losing seventh spot to Argentina, who are on 1,275 points.

Asian Games runners-up China, who shocked former champions India and Pakistan on their way to clinch the silver medal, climbed one position to be at 18th spot.

In the women's category, despite their bronze medal feat at the Asian Games, India lost 100 points to settle at 750.

However, they still maintained their 13th rank, 125 points ahead of 14th-placed Ireland.

Top 10 teams (men):

1. Germany (2315), 2. Australia (2295), 3. Spain (2193), 4. Netherlands (2000), 5. Pakistan (1835), 6. Korea (1600), 7. India (1293), 8. Argentina (1275), 9. England (1249), 10. New Zealand (1220).

Top 10 teams (women):

1. Netherlands (2556), 2. Australia (2180), 3. Argentina (2158), 4. Germany (2015), 5. China (1816), 6. Japan (1410), 7. Spain (1355), 8. New Zealand (1271), 9. Korea (1255), 10. USA (1180).

First Published: Dec 22, 2006 19:59 IST