Top 10 Men’s hockey teams in the world ranked
Hockey is the most popular game in the world. A hockey fan watched their favorite team matches with very excitement. The best field hockey team in the world are ranked by FHI – International Hockey Federation across the world. Both men’s and women’s hockey teams are given points after every match or tournament, Olympics match, and World Cup. However, In right now the points system has changed, FHI gives 2 points for each match played whether it’s a series or other matches.
These rankings continue to change after every match played by hockey teams. Currently, the top 10 ranked hockey teams by FHI are:
They reached 1st ranking and currently rank at 3132.74 points. The Netherlands is the third European Country to make it into the top 10 rankings of FIH. The Netherlands is known as one of the most successful hockey teams in the world. They have a record of winning 8 times in the Champions trophy. They won 3 times the Hockey World Cup, and 2 times Summer Olympics.
Belgium is currently ranking 2nd with 2917.87 points. Even after winning the gold medal in Tokyo Olympics, in 2020. Belgium dropped to the second position from their rivals in the Tokyo Olympic finals. Since 1995 they have managed to reach six semi-finals of the EuroHockey Nations championship. They were third in 2007, and runner-ups in 2013 and 2017 at the EuroHockey Nations championship.
England is known for playing almost all sports. They have national teams in all the major sports in the world and have a significant image. England has maintained their 3rd position since the beginning of the year with 2761.29 points. They were winners in the inaugural edition of the commonwealth games. They performed consistently in the EuroHockey Nations championship and won gold, silver, and 7times bronze. They also won bronze, silver, and gold in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
India was initially ranked at number 4th with 2745.66 points. Since the 1900s, India has been one of the greatest countries in international Hockey history. However, they lost their reputation after consecutively losing big events for years. After winning a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, they managed to revive their reputation.
At the beginning of the year, Germany was ranked in 5th position. They now gained an upper position with 2680.04 points. One of the greatest hockey teams in the world, Germany has won the Hockey World Cup twice. They won the EuroHockey Nations championship 8 times, 9 times the Hockey Champions Trophy and 4 times won medals in the Summer Olympics.
Australia is currently ranked 6th in the FHL rankings with 2607.65 points. Australia has always been great in the field of hockey. They recently won the silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. However, they managed to gain the 6th ranking and overthrew Spain to the 7th position. Taking their revenge for the finals, they currently have a gap of more than 140 points with Belgium.
Initially in 8th position, Spain managed to raise their rank and gained 7th position. Currently ranking with 2465.58, Spain is another European country to rank in the top 10 hockey teams. Spain has come a long way since the launch of the field hockey team. They had competed in all world cups since their first edition. They have won the EuroHockey Nations championship twice, the Champions Trophy, and the Champions Challenge once. They are one of the ambitious field hockey nations looking to build their squad for better outcomes. They have been participating and winning matches over the years.
South America has a great image in sports. Whether it’s NFL or other tournaments, South America is known for its sports. The Argentina field hockey team has held the 8th position since the beginning of the year with 2350.07 points. They are 10 times gold medalist in Pan American Games, and 4 times Pan American cups. They won bronze in the champions trophy 2008, and gold in Summer Olympics 2016 in a historic match against Belgium.
#9 South Korea:
South Korea has slipped from 8th position to 10th from the beginning of the year. Now they rank 9th with 2042.5 points. South Korea has always been a great nation that is involved in all types of sports. They won their gold medal in the Asian Games in 1986. They won gold in the champions league.
Continuing to maintain its 10th Position with 1953.21 points, Malaysia is yet another Asian nation to enter into the top 10 rankings. They were runner-ups in the Hockey Asia Cup 2017, and 4th in Hockey World Cup 1975. They ranked 7th in 2017 by the international hockey federation. However, they are yet to win their gold.