Indian eves maintain 13th spot in world hockey ranking
Indian women's hockey team, which finished 11th in the World Cup, maintained its 13th spot in the latest world rankings.india Updated: Oct 09, 2006 19:35 IST
Indian women's hockey team, which finished 11th in the World Cup, maintained its 13th spot in the latest world rankings issued by the International Hockey Federation.
The Indian eves had a disappointing World Cup campaign in Madrid, where they lost five games, drew one and won one to be 11th among 12 teams.
India, who had 536 points before the quadrennial tournament, now have 850 points in their kitty. But, as other teams are far ahead in terms of points, their marginal improvement did not see any rise in the Asian team's ranking.
The Netherlands consolidated their position atop the ranking ladder by winning the World Cup.
Australia, who were the runners-up in the World Cup, were the big gainers among the top-ranked sides as they jumped from 4th to 2nd place.
But Argentina and Germany slipped one place each to be third and fourth respectively.
Spain, who finished fourth at Madrid, gained three positions to become 7th while Japan, by virtue of their fifth place achievement in World Cup, bagged the 6th spot.
England, who finished seventh at the Spanish capital, was the only team to be out of the top 10 while the USA grabbed the 10th spot.
Rankings (Top 10): 1. The Netherlands (2556), 2. Australia (2180), 3. Argentina (2158), 4. Germany (2015), 5. China (1716), 6. Japan (1410), 7. Spain (1355), 8. New Zealand (1271), 9. Korea (1255), 10. USA (1180).