Adarsh Rout: The Indian Women’s Hockey Team achieved their best-ever world ranking as they climbed up a spot to ninth place in the latest FIH Hero World Rankings published today by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The improvement in ranking comes as added motivation for the Indian team as they also report for a brief 4-day National Camp at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru Campus starting today.
The Indian team produced its best finish in four decades at a Women’s World Cup as they made their way to the Quarter-Finals of the recently concluded Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018. Previously ranked No. 10 in the FIH Hero World Rankings, the Indian team displayed some solid performances throughout the tournament in London, conceding only three goals in the five matches that they played, losing out to eventual Silver-medalists Ireland 3-1 in the Penalty Shootout after a goal-less Quarter-Final tie at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.