FIH Hockey 5S: Indian Men's Team Beats Poland 6-4 In Final To Win Title

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India defeated Poland 6-4 to clinch the title of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey 5-S Championship held for the first time.

  • The tournament was held in Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • In this five-team tournament, India finished first after league matches with 10 points.

  • The tournament is part of the International Hockey Federation (FIH)'s campaign to popularise hockey through a shorter format.

  • About Hockey 5-S Championship

  • Hockey 5-S is a newer and shorter version of hockey played with high speed and high skill.

  • In this match of a total 20 minutes, there are five players in both the teams.

  • The playing field for this shorter format is half the size of a regular field.

  • According to FIH rules, the maximum size for a Hockey 5-S turf will be 55 X 42 m, while the minimum size will be 40 X 28 m.

  • Recently the World Ranking of Teams 2022 released by the International Hockey Federation

  • In the men's section, Australia, Belgium and India finished first, second and third respectively.

  • In the women's category, Netherlands, Argentina and Australia finished first, second and third respectively.

  • The Indian women's team finished sixth in the rankings.

  • Indian Men's hockey team captain - Rupinder Pal Singh

  • Indian women's hockey team captain- Savita

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