Netherlands women remain on top of the world following Champions Trophy win

26th November 2018

Following their victory at the Wanglibao Hockey Champions Trophy Changzhou Wujin, Netherlands remain the world’s number one women’s team in the FIH Hero World Rankings.

The 5-1 victory over Australia means the Netherlands has joined Argentina as the most successful team in Champions Trophy history – both teams have won the competition eight times.

The win also means the Dutch have extended their unbeaten run to 43 competitive games (42 wins and one draw): the last time they lost a match was a test match against Belgium on 29 July 2017.

The newly-released rankings mean the Netherlands is the world’s number one side since October 2011.

A second place finish in Changzhou has moved Australia, who are currently ranked third in the world, to within touching distance of Great Britain/England who remains in second place in the rankings courtesy of a win over Japan in the fifth/sixth place match at the Hockey Champions Trophy.

Check out the complete women’s FIH Hero World Rankings here.


Photograph: Dutch on the podium (World Sports Pics (c))

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