FIH World Men’s Ranking
Various FIH-sanctioned matches that have taken place in 2021 has resulted in some interesting positional changes: Reigning World and European champions Belgium (2602.31 points) sit at the summit ahead of 2019 FIH Hockey Pro League winners Australia (2nd place – 2489.53). However, Germany’s recent fine form in the FIH Hockey Pro League – where they have recorded double away wins against the Netherlands and Argentina in recent weeks – has seen them climb from sixth to third in the standings. Germany now has 2253.48 points, with the Netherlands (2232.55) and India (2223.45) – who claimed five FIH Hockey Pro League points from a possible six against Olympic champions Argentina in Buenos Aires at the weekend – in fourth and fifth place respectively. Argentina (1923.42) is in the sixth position, followed by England (7th place – 1836.85), New Zealand (8th place – 1680.08), Spain (9th place – 1653.86) and Canada (10th place – 1517.36).
FIH World Women’s Ranking
With recent official matches taking place, the ranking has been updated: the Netherlands (2772.08 points) have extended their advantage over second-ranked Argentina (2235.59) from 457 to 536 ranking points, strengthening their hold on the top spot thanks to two FIH Hockey Pro League victories against Germany in March. Germany (2153.30) remains in the third position, bouncing back from their two defeats against the Dutch in Amstelveen by claiming a draw and a victory against higher-ranked Argentina in Buenos Aires at the start of April. Australia (2112.90) sits fourth, with England (2052.38) and New Zealand (1920.84) fifth and sixth respectively. Spain (7th place – 1902.12), Ireland (8th place – 1683.08), India (9th place – 1643.00) and China (10th place – 1621.00) completing the top ten.