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India jump to 9th spot in women’s hockey rankings

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS): | Publish Date: 8/8/2018 4:22:44 AM IST

 Following their quarter-final finish at the Women’s Hockey World Cup, India have jumped a place to be ninth in the world rankings announced by International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday. Sjoerd Marijne-coached India have 1138 points as they made it to the last eight round at the World Cup in London last week.

World Cup runners-up Ireland made the biggest of gains as they moved from 16th up to eighth position. Their previous highest ranking was 14th. World Cup winners the Netherlands remained the world’s number one team a s they clinched their record-extending eight title with a 6-0 triumph over the Irish girls. The Netherlands have been the top-ranked side since October 2011.

England remain in second spot following their sixth place finish in London while Australia jumped up to third, leapfrogging reigning Pan American champions Argentina, who move to fourth and Commonwealth Games champions New Zealand who dropped to sixth. Germany meanwhile move up to fifth.

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