India cling to ninth spot in latest FIH rankings

Updated: Aug 09, 2010, 15:02 PM IST

New Delhi: Eight-time Olympic champions India
continued to languish at the ninth position in the latest
men`s world rankings issued by the International Hockey
Federation (FIH).

With 1280 points, India are below arch-rivals Pakistan
(1410) and just ahead of Canada (1221)in the top-10 list.

By virtue of the recent Champions Trophy title, world
champions Australia (2620) have consolidated their position at
the top with a lead of 250 points over European giants Germany

However, by finishing runners-up at the just-concluded
Champions Trophy in Monchengladbach Germany, the
ever-improving England (2047) have made the biggest leap in
the rankings chart by moving to the fourth position behind
third-spot holders Netherlands (2213).

Another European powerhouse, Spain have dropped one rung
to the fifth place followed by Korea, New Zealand and