Pakistan is ranked 10th in the latest International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hero World Rankings released on the other day following the conclusion of the Champions Trophies in London.
“Pakistan’s is ranked 10th with 1073 points”, said a press release issued here.
World Cup holders and Champions Trophy winners Australia remain at the top of the men’s rankings, while Olympic and World champions the Netherlands hold on to a top spot in the women’s rankings.
There is no change in the men’s top three nations, with Netherlands ranked second and Germany third. While England (and Great Britain) remain fourth, India has leapfrogged Belgium (6) and Argentina (7) into fifth place thanks to their outstanding silver medal winning performance at the Champions Trophy.
In the women’s rankings, Pakistan is not even in top 35. However, Argentina’s stunning title success at the Champions Trophy keeps them in second place but has seen them narrow the gap with the top-ranked Dutch.
Australia and New Zealand remain in third and fourth place respectively, but the fifth place is now held by the USA, who have moved up from seventh courtesy of the brilliant bronze medal that they won at the Champions Trophy.