International Hockey Federation changes ranking system for 2020December 13, 2019
- The International Hockey Federation has launched a new world ranking system for 2020, which will be a match-based instead of tournament-based calculation in order to better reflect current performances.
- The new system will come into effect from January 1 next year. The FIH said the new world ranking system has been launched after 12 months of painstaking research, analysis and testing.
- The outgoing FIH world ranking system was in existence since 2003, being originally devised to allocate teams into pools at tournaments. The old model allowed nations to earn ranking points two to three times per year.