Hockey: Pakistan moves up to 5th place in Men’s World Rankings

Published: December 11, 2012

Pakistan became the most improved nation in the top ten by winning Bronze medal at Champions Trophy. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan leapt from 9th to 5th place in the updated Men’s World Rankings table released by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), said the federation’s website on Tuesday.

Pakistan became the most improved nation in the top ten by winning the Bronze medal at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne. The Greenshirts had ended eight years of medal drought in the tournament when they overcame India 3-2 in the bronze medal play-off last week.

The top four positions, held by London 2012 Olympics Gold medalists Germany, Champions Trophy winners Australia, Olympic and Champions Trophy Silver medalists Netherlands and England, remained unchanged.

New Zealand continue to hold 6th place ahead of Spain on 7th, Champions Challenge finalists Korea on 8th, Belgium on 9th and Champions Challenge winners Argentina on 10th.

View complete FIH Men’s World Rankings here.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Maher
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:45PM

    Great, congratulations. Do play hard and bring back the glorious hockey era which Pakistan witnesses till 1990s.


  • Abbas Ali
    Dec 11, 2012 - 5:54PM

    Well done Green Shirts.Recommend

  • irfan
    Dec 11, 2012 - 9:58PM

    Our team played very well in the Champion’s trophy. I am sure if they continue with this hardwork they’ll be in top 3 soon.


    Dec 11, 2012 - 10:19PM

    well done to all the team! a step in the right direction!


  • burner
    Dec 11, 2012 - 10:38PM

    I feel patriotic.


  • Adnan
    Dec 12, 2012 - 12:30AM


  • Hamad Jatt
    Dec 12, 2012 - 3:09AM

    Sport of Hockey is the one of the greatest invention of Mankind.
    Pak is lucky they have beautiful sport as its nation game.Well done guys. Hockey is the toughest game. Its action is much better than to any hollywood movie.I love to see these guys win , Hockey has given me everything, most importantly it brought me to Swift Current, where I met my wife Katee She is big fan of Hockey. She saw me first time in action at Hockey Ground in England.
    Long live Hockey in Pakistan!!


  • Me
    Dec 12, 2012 - 9:04AM

    Aahh My Pakistan and its people, I love good news about your achievements!
    God bless you every step of the way


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