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Netherlands won the inaugural title of Hockey World League Final

Jan 20, 2014 11:02 IST

Netherlands on 19 January 2014 won the Hero Hockey World League Final by defeating New Zealand 7-2 in New Delhi. To help Netherlands to win the inaugural title of the championship, Constantijin Jonker slammed a hat-trick at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

The bronze medal was awarded to England that defeated the world champions Australia 2-1 in the match played for third-fourth place. Belgium retained its position at fifth place and sixth place was taken by India.
• Captain of Netherlands: Robert van der Horst
• Netherlands coach: Paul van Ass
• Captained of New Zealand: Dean Couzins
• New Zealand coach: Colin Batch

Individual awards
• Player of the Tournament: Robbert Kemperman (Netherlands)
• Goalkeeper of the Tournament: George Pinner (England)
• Top goal scorer: Kieran Govers (Australia)
• Best Junior Player: Mandeep Singh (India)

Participant teams of the tournament
• Argentina
• Australia
• Belgium
• England
• Germany
• India
• Netherlands
• New Zealand

Rankings of the Hokey Team of Men and Women

Men Team Rankings

Women Team Rankings










New Zealand



New Zealand







United States

 In women’s hockey India is positioned at 13th Position.

 About FIH (International Hockey Federation)
The FIH is the international governing body for the sport of hockey. Its mission is to:
• Encourage, promote, develop and control hockey at all levels throughout the world
• Support and maintain the ideals and objects of the Olympic movement and in particular the fight against doping
• Exercise jurisdiction over and to determine disputes or disagreements between Members, between Continental Federations, between Members and Continental Federations, between Athletes and FIH and between Athletes and a Continental Federation
• Establish and maintain an efficient administration
• Preserve the independence of the FIH in all matters directly or indirectly concerning Hockey without the intervention of any outside authority
• Conduct itself and take such administrative, financial or other actions as are necessary and in conformity with and in furtherance of its objects

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