Australia to replace Germany as No.1 hockey nation

New Delhi, Jan 18: Australia will regain the World No.1 ranking despite missing out on the bronze medal to England in the Hockey World League Final held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Saturday.

World No.2 Australia’s fourth position, coupled with Germany’s seventh place finish in the tournament will see the Kookaburras replace the reigning Olympic champions when the International Hockey Federation (FIH) publishes the new standings on Monday.

Australia missed out on the bronze medal, following a 1-2 defeat to World No.4 England.