Australia Qualify For FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2026

Australia has qualified for the FIH Hockey World Cup scheduled to take place in Belgium and the Netherlands in 2026 after Great Britain dropped crucial points.

Australia has qualified for the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup scheduled to take place in Belgium and the Netherlands in 2026. The Aussies have qualified for the showpiece event courtesy of Great Britain who dropped crucial points against Belgium in their group match in the FIH Pro League 2023/24 season.

Australia Qualify For FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2026

The New Rule

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The Federation of International Hockey at the start of the new season in 2023-24 brought a new rule according to which the team that wins the title in either men’s or women’s competition of the FIH Pro League will earn a direct qualification in the World Cup scheduled to be held in Belgium and Netherlands in 2026.

The Scenario 

In a case where the host nation of the World Cup wins the title of the FIH Pro League then the team that finishes just behind the host country in the points table of the FIH Pro League will earn a direct spot in the World Cup and the country in this case happened to be Australia who are currently at the top of the points table of the FIH Pro League with 34 points registered to there name and have already finished there tournament.

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The Performance

As far as the cost host of the 2026 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup Netherlands is concerned the team has earned 26 points and is yet to complete its FIH Pro League journey with four matches still left to play in the multination tournament.

 

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The Disappointment

Great Britain is already ruled out of the race to win the FIH Pro league title after they dropped crucial points in the game against Belgium and the maximum number of points the team can get up to is 31 a number which is well below the figure required to earn a place in the final of the ongoing edition FIH Pro League Men’s Hockey Tournament for the 2023-24 season.

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