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Indian men's hockey team jumps one spot to 5th in FIH rankings

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An impressive silver-medal finish at has helped the Indian men's team jump one spot to fifth in the latest FIH rankings chart released today.

had lost to via penalty shootout in the summit clash of after the two sides were locked 1-1 in regulation time in the last month.

India, which is defending its title at the upcoming Asian Games, is the only team which registered an upward movement among the top 10 teams. The Indian team, which now has 1484 points in its kitty, is above the likes of 2012 Olympic champions Germany, England and

World champion maintained its top spot with 1906 points, ahead of Olympic champion (1883), (1709), the (1654) and Germany, England, Spain, and complete the top 10.

The second best Asian team is at number 12th and is followed by and Korea.

In the women's rankings also, the Indian team gained one spot to rise to ninth. The team had lost to eventual runners-up in the quarterfinals of the Women's via penalty shootout on August 2.

The Indian women's team is the ranked highest in Asia, ahead of the likes of Korea (10th), (11th) and (14th).

World champions remained on top, ahead of England, Australia, and The Irish team, which surprised one and all by reaching the final of the World Cup, jumped eight places to be at eighth spot.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 17:30 IST