The much awaited men’s hockey world rankings have finally been released by the FIH.
As per the latest rankings, the biggest gainers on the table are the Wales and the Oman men’s hockey team who have moved up seven and six places each.
Wales currently sit 18th on the table, while Oman sits 27th on the table.
The Rankings also saw Italy and Scotland men’s hockey teams move up the ladder.
The ones to have a setback is China who fell seven places down. Poland too have fallen four places down and sit on the 26th place, while Ireland and Ukraine fell two places down.
Let’s take a look at how how the top 20 men’s hockey teams currently stand : 
World No. 1 : The Australian men’s hockey remain on the 1st position following their recent title success at the FIH Pro League 2019 and the Oceania Cup 2019. Australia have 2350 points to their name.
World No. 2 : The Belgium men’s hockey team remain in the 2nd place and have 2348 points in their bag. The last tournament Belgium played was the Euro Hockey Championship 2019 where they finished on the top.
World No. 3 : The Netherlands men’s hockey team hold on to their 3rd position with 2155 points in their kitty. The last tournament the Netherlands played was the Euro Hockey Championship where they finished third.
World No. 4 & 5 : Rankings of Argentina (1988 points) and India (1823 points) remain unchanged. Argentina last played at the Pan American Games 2019 where they finished on the top, while India were seen at the FIH Series Finals tournament in India where they finished on the top too.
World No. 6, 7 & 8 : Germany (1770 points) are now the 6th best team in the world after moving ahead of England (1679 points), who are now ranked 7th.
Spain (1510 points) have climbed one place up and currently sit on the 8th position on the ranking table.
Germany, England and Spain, last played at the EuroHockey Championship 2019 tournament, where Germany finished fourth, England finished fifth and Spain finished second.
World No. 9 : The New Zealand men’s hockey team slipped one place down. They sit on the 9th place now with 1459 points in their bag.
World No. 10 : The Rankings of the Canadian men’s hockey team remain unchanged. Canada have 1325 points in their bag.
World No. 11 & 12 : Malaysia and France have climbed one place higher each and currently sit on the 11th and 12th place. Malaysia have 1218 points, while France have 1118 points in their kitty.
World No. 13 & 14 : Ireland (1093) have fallen two places down, while ranking of South Africa (1043) remains unchanged.
World No. 15: Asian Games 2018 Gold Medallist, Japan men’s hockey team climb one step up to sit on the fifteenth position. Japan have 905 points in their bag.
World No.16 : The Korea men’s hockey team have fallen one stair down Korea have 865 in their bag.
World No.17 : Ranking of the Pakistan men’s hockey team remains unchanged. The last tournament Pakistan played was the Hockey World Cup in December 2018 where they finished 12th. Pakistan have 810 points in their bag.
World No. 18 :  The Wales men’s hockey team who finished fifth at the FIH Series Finals in Kuala Lumpur and sixth at the Euro Hockey Championship 2019 have climbed a whooping seven places up the ladder to sit 18th on the table. Wales have 755 points to their name.
World No. 19 : The Scotland men’s hockey team who finished fourth at the FIH Series Finals in France and seventh at the Euro Hockey Championship 2019 too have climbed two stairs up the ladder to sit 19th on the world ranking table. Scotland have 705 points to their name.
World Rank. 20 : The Austrian men’s hockey team who finished fourth at the FIH Series Finals in Kuala Lumpur slipped one place down and currently sit on the 20th place. Austria have 703 points in their bag.

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