Iran Fourth in FIH Indoor World Rankings
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran sits fourth in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hero Indoor World Rankings.
The Iranian team won the first ever medal in the World Cup after beating Australia in the bronze medal match.
Austria men became the number one ranked indoor team following its dream start to 2018. That included a golden double - the EuroHockey Indoor Championship and the Indoor Hockey World Cup titles.
It replaces Germany in the rankings.
Czech Republic's men meanwhile made a giant leap from sixth to third while Iran is the highest ranked Asian team as it also moves up the rankings from seventh to fourth.
The two biggest beneficiaries of finishing with an Indoor Hockey World Cup placing above their rankings are Belgium and Trinidad & Tobago. Belgium's sixth place finish in Berlin sees it moves from 16th to 10th, while Trinidad & Tobago moves from 18th to 12th on the back of its 10th place finish.