Indian women’s team gets new high post Asian Champions Trophy


The Indian women’s hockey team achieved their best ever position in the FIH rankings, post their show at the Asian Champions Trophy.

Indian women’s hockey team, who missed out on direct qualifying to the Paris 2024 Olympics due to their performance at the Asian Champions Trophy, made a strong return and won the title in Ranchi by beating Japan with 4-0. The team’s hard work has finally paid off, as they have reached new heights on the latest FIH ranking.

Indian Women’s Hockey Team 6th in FIH Rankings

As per the latest FIH rankings, the Indian women’s hockey team is now ranked sixth in the world, their highest ranking ever. They now have 2368.83 and have surpassed England. Before the Asian Champions Trophy the Indian team was ranked 8th in the world. The Indian team is still the top-ranked in Asia. China is next, at 10th place, followed by Japan, at 11th.

This is the second time India has reached the top of the world rankings. The last time that India was on the 6th spot was during the FIH Pro League of 2022. The Netherlands continues its dominance at number one. Australia is a distant second.

Performance at Asian Champions Trophy

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The Indian team didn’t lose a single game at the tournament and even defeated China 2-1 in the group stages. They lost against China in their semi-final match in the Asian Games. After that, the team went on a goal-scoring rampage, which was also evident in the final. Sangita Kumari (17′), Neha (46′), Lalremsiami (57′), and Vandana Katariya (60′) scored a goal each for the country.


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