Men's FIH Hockey World League


The Men's FIH Hockey World League was an international field hockey competition organised by the International Hockey Federation. The league also served as a qualifier for the 2014 and 2018 Men's Hockey World Cups and the 2016 Olympic Games. [1] Three seasons were held in 2012–13, 2014–15 and 2016-17. It was replaced by the new Men's FIH Pro League and Hockey Series in 2018-19.

Men's FIH Hockey World League
Most recent season or competition:
2016-17 Men's FIH Hockey World League
HWL Logo
SportField hockey
Founded2012
Ceased2017
Replaced byMen's FIH Pro League (2019-present)
Hockey Series (2019 only)
FIH Nations Cup (from 2022)
No. of teams65 in 2016-17
Last
champion(s)
 Australia (2nd title)
Most titles Australia (2 titles)
Official websiteWorld League Info

Format


The tournament featured four rounds. For each edition the FIH decides the number of events and teams for each round. The number of Round 1 events varied in each cycle depending on the number of participating national teams. Teams were grouped regionally, although European teams were split in several tournaments. The remaining rounds have teams selected with no regional restrictions. The top teams received a bye to a Round 2 or Semifinal event depending on the FIH World Rankings at the time of seeking entries, number which also varied depending on the edition.[2]

Year Teams Round 1 Round 2 Semifinals Final
2012–13[3] 54 9 events of 3 to 5 teams 4 events of 6 teams 2 events of 8 teams 1 event of 8 teams
2014–15[4] 56 9 events of 4 to 8 teams 3 events of 8 teams 2 events of 10 teams
2016–17[5] 65 8 events of 4 to 9 teams

Summaries


Year Final host Final 3rd Place Match Teams
PR / FR
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
2012–13 New Delhi, India
Netherlands
7–2
New Zealand

England
2–1
Australia
54 / 8
2014–15 Raipur, India
Australia
2–1
Belgium

India
5–5
(3–2 pen.)

Netherlands
56 / 8
2016–17 Bhubaneswar, India
Australia
2–1
Argentina

India
2–1
Germany
65 / 8

Performance by nation

Team Titles Runners-up Third Place Fourth Place
 Australia 2 (2014–15, 2016–17) 1 (2012–13)
 Netherlands 1 (2012–13) 1 (2014–15)
 New Zealand 1 (2012–13)
 Belgium 1 (2014–15)
 Argentina 1 (2016–17)
 India 2 (2014–15*, 2016–17*)
 England 1 (2012–13)
 Germany 1 (2016–17)
* = host nation

Team appearances

Team 2012–13 2014–15 2016–17 Apps at Finals
 Argentina 8th5th2nd3
 Australia 4th1st1st3
 Austria 22nd19th25th
 Azerbaijan Round 131st
 Bangladesh 19th28th27th
 Barbados Round 1Round 134th
 Belarus Round 133rdRound 1
 Belgium 5th2nd5th3
 Brazil 31stRound 1
 Brunei Round 1
 Bulgaria Round 1
 Canada 18th8th10th1
 Chile 20th26th32nd
 China 23rd20th16th
 Croatia Round 1
 Cyprus Round 1
 Czech Republic 30th27thRound 1
 Dominican Republic Round 1
 Ecuador Round 1
 Egypt 25th18th15th
 England~ 3rd6th8th3
 Fiji 32ndRound 136th
 France 16th14th13th
 Germany 7th7th4th3
 Ghana Round 1Round 128th
 Gibraltar Round 1
 Guatemala Round 1Round 1Round 1
 Hong Kong Round 1Round 1Round 1
 India 6th3rd3rd3
 Iran Round 1
 Ireland 14th9th11th
 Italy Round 129th31st
 Jamaica Round 1
 Japan 12th16th20th
 Kazakhstan Round 1
 Kenya Round 1Round 1
 Lithuania Round 1Round 1
 Malaysia 11th12th9th
 Mexico Round 135thRound 1
 Morocco Round 1
 Myanmar Round 1
 Namibia Round 1
 Netherlands 1st4th7th3
 New Zealand 2nd11th12th1
 Nigeria Round 1Round 1
 Oman 29th23rd23rd
 Pakistan 13th15th14th
 Papua New Guinea Round 1Round 1Round 1
 Paraguay Round 1
 Peru Round 1
 Poland 27th17th29th
 Portugal 33rdRound 1Round 1
 Qatar DSQRound 1
 Russia 17th21st22nd
 Samoa Round 1
 Scotland 24th19th
 Singapore Round 132ndRound 1
 Slovakia Round 1Round 1
 Solomon Islands Round 1
 South Africa 15th22nd18th
 South Korea 9th13th17th
 Spain 10th10th6th1
 Sri Lanka Round 1Round 133rd
 Sweden Round 1
  Switzerland 25th30th
 Tanzania Round 1
 Thailand Round 1Round 1Round 1
 Tonga Round 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 26th34th26th
 Turkey Round 1Round 1Round 1
 Ukraine 21st24th35th
 United States 28th30th21st
 Uruguay Round 1
 Vanuatu Round 1Round 1
 Venezuela Round 1Round 1
 Vietnam Round 1
 Wales Round 124th
Total545665
* = host nation
~ = includes results representing Great Britain

See also


References


  1. "FIH World League will replace Olympic, WC qualifiers". The Times of India. 22 February 2012. Archived from the original on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  2. "A Newcomers Guide: World League 101". International Hockey Federation. 21 August 2012. Archived from the original on 30 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  3. "FIH Hockey World League" (PDF). FIH. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 June 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  4. "Hockey World League 2014 / 2015" (PDF). FIH. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 May 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  5. "Hockey World League 2014 / 2015" (PDF). FIH. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 June 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2017.