Indian men at 10th spot, women 13th in FIH rankings
New Delhi: Erstwhile hockey powerhouse India are languishing at the 10th position in the men`s category, while the women`s team is further down at 13th spot in the recently-released FIH world rankings.
With just 1385 points in their kitty, India are a place behind the arch-rivals Pakistan in the rankings chart issued yesterday, after the conclusion of the continental championships.
World champions Australia occupy the top position among men, while 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medalists, the Netherlands is the numero uno team among women.
In the Asian region also, India cut a sorry figure and are currently ranked fourth behind Pakistan, Malaysia and Korea.
Germany is placed second among men`s team with the Netherlands occupying the third position.
In the women`s category, Argentina is ranked second ahead of Germany.
Top 10 rankings:
Men: Australia 1 (2,620 points); Germany 2 (2,470); The Netherlands 3 (2,213); Spain 4 (1,990); England 5 (1,947); Korea 6 (1,788); New Zealand 7 (1,610); Argentina 8 (1,470); Pakistan 9 (1,460); India 10 (1,385).
Women: The Netherlands 1 (2,063 points); Argentina 2 (2,030); Germany 3 (1,765); England 4 (1,696); China 5 (1,675); New Zealand 6 (1,615); Australia 7 (1,548); Korea 8 (1,423); Japan 9 (1,318); United States 10 (1,233).