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India retain sixth spot in men's hockey ranking

India has not added to the 1155 it had last December but is still ranked among the top six teams in the sport.
None | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2006 11:07 PM IST

The Indian men's hockey team retained its sixth position in the latest world rankings despite not participating in the Champions Trophy which concluded on Sunday in Terrassa, Spain.

India has not added to the 1155 it had last December but is still ranked among the top six teams in the sport.

Arch-rivals Pakistan, who finished fifth at Terrassa, are placed one spot higher with 1373 points.

The list shows no changes at the top but after their fourth place finish at the Champions Trophy, top-ranked Australia are running the risk of losing their number one position to the Netherlands.

The Aussies, with 1695 points, are being closely chased by the Dutch, who lifted the six-nation title in Spain and have 1638 points.

Germany and Spain stay in third and fourth spots respectively.

Argentina are the only competing team in Terrassa to improve their rankings, moving up two spots to seventh.

Top 10 teams: Australia (1695), Netherlands (1638), Germany (1565), Spain (1518), Pakistan (1373), India (1155), Argentina (1075), Korea (975), New Zealand (833), South Africa (750).

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