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FIH confirms Indian men’s fifth-place ranking

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The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday officially announced the world rankings post the Champions Trophy with the Indian men entering the top-five club.

As confirmed by The Hindu earlier, India’s runner-up finish at London helped it leapfrog Belgium and Argentina to climb two places on the rankings.

The Asian Games-winning performance also contributed to India’s climb. The team is now only seven points away from Great Britain (1,550), which was placed fourth at the 2012 Olympics, with 1,543 points.

World champion and Champions Trophy winner Australia retained the top spot, followed by the Netherlands and Olympic champion Germany in third.

Among the women, the Dutch women took the top rank while the Indian women remained 13th.

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