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India cling to ninth spot in latest FIH rankings

August 09, 2010 14:09 IST

Eight-time Olympic champions India continued to languish at the ninth position in the latest men's world rankings issued by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

With 1280 points, India are below arch-rivals Pakistan (1410) and just ahead of Canada (1221)in the top-10 list.

By virtue of the recent Champions Trophy title, world champions Australia (2620) have consolidated their position at the top with a lead of 250 points over European giants Germany (2370).

However, by finishing runners-up at the just-concluded Champions Trophy in Monchengladbach Germany, the ever-improving England (2047) have made the biggest leap in the rankings chart by moving to the fourth position behind third-spot holders Netherlands (2213).

Another European powerhouse, Spain have dropped one rung to the fifth place followed by Korea, New Zealand and Pakistan.

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