2016 RIO OLYMPICS: USA to Compete in Pool B

With the final 2015 World Rankings complete (View Below), the FIH has set the Pools for the Summer 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.  Exact match schedules will be released in February. The USA Women qualified for the Olympics by winning the Pan American Games this past summer.  The USA Men's team (currently ranked #28) did not qualify and will not be participating.


Team USA Women celebrate winning the 2015 Pan American Games & Qualifying for the Rio Olympics

 

Courtesy of FIH:

In women’s Pool A, defending Olympic and reigning world champions Netherlands, ranked number 1 in the FIH World Rankings, will face 2015 Hockey World League runners up New Zealand (ranked 4 in the World Rankings); China (5); Germany (8); Korea (9) and Spain (14).

In women’s Pool B, 2015 Hockey World League champions Argentina (2) will face Australia (3); Great Britain (6 – based on England’s ranking); USA (7); Japan (10) and India (13).

 

Women's Olympic Pools
Pool A Pool B
Netherlands (#1) Argentina (#2)
  New Zealand (#4)   Australia (#3)
China (#5)   Great Britain (#6) 
Germany (#8) USA (#7)
Korea (#9) Japan (#10)

*World Ranking in ()

 

In the men’s event, Pool A sees reigning World and Hockey World League champions Australia, currently ranked number one in the world, face Great Britain (4 – based on England’s ranking); 2015 Hockey World League runners up Belgium (5); New Zealand (8); Spain (11) and hosts Brazil (32).

In Pool B of the men’s event, world number two ranked Netherlands will play defending Olympic champions Germany (3); Argentina (6); India (7); Ireland (12) and Canada (14).

 

Men's Olympic Pools
Pool A Pool B
Australia (#1)   Netherlands (#2)
    Great Britain (#4)  
Germany (#3)
Belgium (#5) Argentina (#6)
New Zealand (#8)
  India (#7)
Spain (#11) Ireland (#12)
Brazil (#32) Canada (#14)

*World Ranking in ()



Current FIH World Rankings
As of December 2015
   Women's Rankings    Rank      Men's Rankings    
Netherlands* #1 Australia*
Argentina* #2 Netherlands*
Australia* #3 Germany*
New Zealand* #4 England*
China* #5 Belgium*
England* #6 Argentina*
USA* #7 India*
Germany* #8 New Zealand*
Korea* #9 Korea
Japan* #10 Pakistan
South Africa #11 Spain*
Belgium #12 Ireland*
India #13 Malaysia
Spain #14 Canada*
Ireland #15 South Africa
Italy #16 Japan
Scotland #17 France
Belarus #18 Poland
Canada #19 China
Malaysia #20 Russia
Chile #21 Egypt
Poland #22 Austria
Azerbaijan #23 Czech Republic
France #24 Chile
Uruguay #25 Ukraine
Russia #26 Scotland
Austria #27 Azerbaijan
Czech Republic #28 United States
Ukraine #29 Bangladesh
Trinidad & Tabago #30 Switzerland

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