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India women hockey team ranked 10th in world after Asia Cup triumph

The chart is being led by European champions Netherlands, who have maintained their top position, and are followed by England and Pan American Cup champions Argentina.

Reported by: PTI, Lausanne [ Published on: November 06, 2017 20:34 IST ]
Image Source : HOCKEY INDIA India women's hockey team celebrating their victory in Asia Cup final vs China

The Indian women's hockey team on Monday broke into the top-10 in the FIH world rankings following their Asia Cup title triumph in Japan. The India team gained two places in the ranking table to be placed at number 10 behind Korea and ahead of Spain. 

The chart is being led by European champions Netherlands, who have maintained their top position, and are followed by England and Pan American Cup champions Argentina. 

USA have dropped down to seventh, with 2017 Oceania Cup winners Australia replacing them in the fourth position. New Zealand and Germany also leapfrogged USA, taking up the fifth and sixth position respectively. 

Chile made considerable gains, moving up five positions from 20th to 15th after they picked up the silver medal in this year's Pan American Cup. 

Along with Chile, the Czech Republic (now 19) and Singapore (35) were amongst the biggest risers for the women, all moving up five positions. 

The India's men's team has maintained the sixth position in the latest rankings.

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