The Indian men's hockey team reaches the highest ranking of all time, jumps to 4th place

LAUSANA: The Indian men's hockey team has climbed a step to fourth position, its highest since the start of the FIH world rankings in 2003, on the recently published list.

Excellent form of India in the first three rounds of the second edition of FIH Hockey Pro League He has seen them move from fifth to fourth position.

The rise of India comes at the expense of the Argentine Olympic champions, who fell to fifth place.

The Belgian world champions, who in January defeated Australia in Sydney to fight against the first place of their opponents, remain in pole position, with the Kookaburras (second) and the Netherlands (third) also occupying their positions in the top three .

Germany and England remain in sixth and seventh position, while New Zealand, which has won two victories in its last three FIH Hockey Pro League matches, is static in eighth place after falling briefly below Spain to the ninth last month.

In the list of women, India occupies the ninth place. Holland is at the top followed by Australia, Argentina, Germany and England.

The new model for calculating FIH world rankings was introduced on January 1, 2020, moving away from the tournament-based rankings system prior to a dynamic match-based model where opposing teams exchange points in official FIH sanctioned games.

The number of points exchanged depends on the outcome of the match, the relative classification of the teams and the importance of the match.