The Indian men’s hockey team dropped to fourth place in the latest FIH World Rankings, which were released on Monday, but the women’s team rose to sixth place.
Australia (2842.258) and the Netherlands (3049.495) remained the world’s top-ranked men’s and women’s teams, respectively.
Based on their strong results in the FIH Pro League, the Netherlands (2465.707) supplanted India (2366.990) in third place in the men’s category.
Germany (2308.156) remains in fifth place, but England’s recent wins against France and South Africa (2171.354) have helped them climb up to sixth place, ahead of Argentina (2147.179).
New Zealand (1798.247) is in eighth place, followed by Spain (1779.462) and Malaysia (1704.115), which has surged into the top ten thanks to a successful showing at the ongoing Hockey Asia Cup.
Australia (2440.750), England (2204.590), and Germany (2201.085) are still in third, fourth, and fifth position in the women’s global rankings, respectively.
India (2029.396) has moved up to sixth place, while Spain (2016.149) has dropped to seventh.
Belgium is in eighth place, followed by New Zealand (1991.089). (1914.412). Japan rounds out the top ten (1800.350).