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FIH Ranking: India jumped to the 5th Position

FIH Ranking: India jumped to the 5th Position: Well, Indian men Hockey team is in the 5th position as they jumped up after the recent Champions Trophy, this news is confirmed by International Hockey Federation (FIH) said on Tuesday. Yes! You are reading it right and that’s the best news for Indian nation, so far. Also, the reports are coming that India became the second consecutive runner-up at the Champions Trophy in Breda. As you all may know that the champion trophy took place in the Netherlands.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 16: India line up for the anthems during the FIH Mens Hero Hockey Champions Trophy match between Australia and India at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on June 16, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Also, you will see Australia remaining on top of the ranking chart, thanks to their successful Champions Trophy campaign. Overall, it did work out for the Indian nation and we are expecting that things are going to be much better from here. You all should know that with 1906 points Australia sits 23 points ahead of second-ranked Argentina with 1883 points. Also, you all can see with 1654 points Belgium in second position and Netherlands is on 4th with 1654 points.

Now, you all may know that India is in 5th Position with 1484 points, overtaking Germany with 1456 points to sixth from the fifth spot. Also, some reports are suggesting that most of the teams in the top 20 are non-movers, although 18th placed Austria and 19th ranked Egypt have climbed ahead of France, Also, you all should know that France is in 20th position which is the last position.

You all may know in the last match India was beaten by Australia in the shootout after score remained 1-1 at the end of regulation time. Also, the reports are claiming that Australia took the lead in the 24th minute through a penalty corner conversion by Blake Govers, but India drew parity in the 42nd minute through a goal by Vivek Prasad. Also, we have seen that India team grabbed the second consecutive silver medal for India in the tournament.