2020 Women's FIH Pro League

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2020 Women's FIH Pro League
Dates11 January 2020 – 28 June 2021
Teams9 (from 4 confederations)
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored87 (4.35 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of New Zealand.svg Olivia Merry  (10 goals)
2019 (previous)(next) 2021–22

The 2020 Women's FIH Pro League is the second season of the Pro League and fifth edition of the women's field hockey national team league series. The tournament started in January and finishes in June 2021. [1]

Contents

Format changes

The home and away principle is kept but this principle is split over two consecutive seasons from this season onwards and work according to the following example: [2]

If one of the two matches played between two teams is cancelled, the winner of the other match will receive double points.

The grand final will not be played this edition because of the time proximity with the 2020 Olympic Games.

Coronavirus pandemic interruption

Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, the FIH decided in late January to put on hold the matches between China and Belgium, initially scheduled on 8 and 9 February in Changzhou. For the rest of the upcoming matches in China, the FIH monitored the evolution of the situation closely and following the recommendations of the World Health Organization applied in early February the same measures for the matches scheduled on 14 and 15 March against Australia, Menawhile it was evaluated the possibility for China to play these and their other matches on hold in alternative locations. [3] [4]

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe, Hockey Australia decided to suspend all international travels for its national teams until further notice in early March. The matches against Germany and Netherlands, scheduled on 21 and 22 and 26 and 29 March respectively, were postponed. [5] Later Hockey New Zealand took the same decision, postponing their matches scheduled on 19 and 22 March against Netherlands and on 28 and 29 March against Germany. [6]

Once declared as a pandemic on 11 March, the FIH and all participating National Associations involved in the competition decided to put all the matches scheduled until 15 April on hold. Furthermore, it was agreed that the current edition is maintained, no matches will be played after the Olympic Games and depending on the evolution of the situation and the decisions of the public authorities, every match which can be organized between late April and before the Olympics, shall be played. [7] On 19 March, it was announced by the FIH that all the matches scheduled to play until 17 May were put on hold. [8]

On 24 April, it was announced that the competition is extended until June 2021. [9]

Teams

Nine teams compete in a round-robin tournament, being played from January to June.

Squads

Results

Standings

PosTeamPldWSOWSOLLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 851022312+1117
2Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 54001195+1415
3Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 840221914+514
4Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 511126939
5Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 411117926
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 3110164+25
7Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 000000000
8Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 200022750
9Flag of the United States.svg  United States 50005527220
Updated to match(es) played on 7 March 2020. Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals scored. [10]

All times are local. [11]

Fixtures

11 January 2020
14:00
China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Report Zerbo Field hockey ball.svg 8', 40'
Leurink Field hockey ball.svg 31'
Wujin Hockey Stadium, Changzhou
Umpires:
Kang Hyun-young (KOR)
Junko Wagatsuma (JPN)

12 January 2020
14:00
China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg2–4Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Peng Field hockey ball.svg 30'
Chen Yi Field hockey ball.svg 54'
Report Nunnink Field hockey ball.svg 6'
Keetels Field hockey ball.svg 23'
Welten Field hockey ball.svg 36'
Matla Field hockey ball.svg 47'
Wujin Hockey Stadium, Changzhou
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Kang Hyun-young (KOR)

25 January 2020
14:00
United States  Flag of the United States.svgCancelledFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Report
Karen Shelton Stadium, Chapel Hill

As a mark of respect for United States manager Larry Amar, who passed away that week whilst with the team, their first match of the FIH Pro League was cancelled. [12] In accordance with the League's regulations for a cancelled match, the points of the second match count double.

25 January 2020
16:00
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg3–3Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Malone Field hockey ball.svg 21'
Bone Field hockey ball.svg 59'
Commerford Field hockey ball.svg 60'
Report Versavel Field hockey ball.svg 33'
Englebert Field hockey ball.svg 45'
Nelen Field hockey ball.svg 55'
Penalties
Peris Field hockey pengoal.svg
Nobbs Field hockey penmiss.svg
Malone Field hockey pengoal.svg
Lawton Field hockey pengoal.svg
Claxton Field hockey pengoal.svg
4–2Field hockey penmiss.svg Ballenghien
Field hockey pengoal.svg Rasir
Field hockey pengoal.svg Raye
Field hockey penmiss.svg Englebert
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)

26 January 2020
14:00
United States  Flag of the United States.svg0–9Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Report Albers Field hockey ball.svg 6', 43', 53'
Matla Field hockey ball.svg 22'
Welten Field hockey ball.svg 40', 50', 55'
Zerbo Field hockey ball.svg 56'
Verschoor Field hockey ball.svg 59'
Karen Shelton Stadium, Chapel Hill
Umpires:
Catalina Montesino (CHI)
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
26 January 2020
15:00
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg1–1Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Nance Field hockey ball.svg 45' Report Duquesne Field hockey ball.svg 47'
Penalties
Stewart Field hockey penmiss.svg
Nance Field hockey penmiss.svg
Kershaw Field hockey penmiss.svg
Kenny Field hockey pengoal.svg
1–3Field hockey pengoal.svg Versavel
Field hockey penmiss.svg Ballenghien
Field hockey penmiss.svg Raye
Field hockey pengoal.svg Duquesne
Field hockey pengoal.svg Nelen
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Michelle Joubert (RSA)

1 February 2020
17:00
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg1–2Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
McCaw Field hockey ball.svg 17' Report Ballenghien Field hockey ball.svg 2'
Weyns Field hockey ball.svg 51'
North Harbour Hockey Stadium, Auckland
Umpires:
Steve Rogers (AUS)
Wanri Venter (RSA)
1 February 2020
18:30
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg2–1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Kershaw Field hockey ball.svg 26'
Stewart Field hockey ball.svg 60'
Report Robertson Field hockey ball.svg 18'
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Umpires:
Kelly Hudson (NZL)
Emi Yamada (JPN)

2 February 2020
15:00
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg4–1Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Merry Field hockey ball.svg 31', 35', 51', 55' Report Raye Field hockey ball.svg 7'
North Harbour Hockey Stadium, Auckland
Umpires:
Wanri Venter (RSA)
Aleisha Neumann (AUS)
2 February 2020
17:30
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svgCancelledFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Report Toman Field hockey ball.svg 17'
Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney
Umpires:
Emi Yamada (JPN)
Kelly Hudson (NZL)

Game was abandoned at half time due to heavy rain and thunderstorms when Great Britain was leading 1–0. [13] In accordance with the League's regulations for a cancelled match, the points of the first match count double.


7 February 2020
18:00
Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg6–2Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Jankunas Field hockey ball.svg 3'
Merino Field hockey ball.svg 23'
Gorzelany Field hockey ball.svg 33'
Luchetti Field hockey ball.svg 37'
Sánchez Moccia Field hockey ball.svg 57'
Rebecchi Field hockey ball.svg 60'
Report Hoffman Field hockey ball.svg 24'
West Field hockey ball.svg 50'
CeNARD, Buenos Aires
Umpires:
Catalina Montesino (CHI)
Ayanna McClean (TTO)

8 February 2020
14:00
China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svgPostponedFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Report
Wujin Hockey Stadium, Changzhou

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. A new date will be announced by the FIH. [14]

8 February 2020
18:00
Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg6–1Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Gorzelany Field hockey ball.svg 1'
Merino Field hockey ball.svg 8', 60'
Rebecchi Field hockey ball.svg 13'
Barrionuevo Field hockey ball.svg 40', 53'
Report West Field hockey ball.svg 28'
CeNARD, Buenos Aires
Umpires:
Ayanna McClean (TTO)
Catalina Montesino (CHI)
8 February 2020
19:30
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg0–3Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Report Howard Field hockey ball.svg 9'
Watson Field hockey ball.svg 21'
McCallin Field hockey ball.svg 50'
North Harbour Hockey Stadium, Auckland
Umpires:
Irene Presenqui (ARG)
Aleisha Neumann (AUS)

9 February 2020
14:00
China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svgPostponedFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Report
Wujin Hockey Stadium, Changzhou

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [14]

9 February 2020
17:30
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg2–2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Shannon Field hockey ball.svg 28', 53' Report Toman Field hockey ball.svg 38'
Balsdon Field hockey ball.svg 42'
Penalties
Shannon Field hockey pengoal.svg
Charlton Field hockey penmiss.svg
Merry Field hockey pengoal.svg
Ralph Field hockey pengoal.svg
Michelsen Field hockey pengoal.svg
Michelsen Field hockey penmiss.svg
4–5Field hockey pengoal.svg Howard
Field hockey pengoal.svg Owsley
Field hockey pengoal.svg Martin
Field hockey pengoal.svg Robertson
Field hockey penmiss.svg Toman
Field hockey pengoal.svg Howard
North Harbour Hockey Stadium, Auckland
Umpires:
Aleisha Neumann (AUS)
Irene Presenqui (ARG)

15 February 2020
17:00
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg3–1Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Merry Field hockey ball.svg 13'
Shannon Field hockey ball.svg 22'
Keddell Field hockey ball.svg 33'
Report Campbell Field hockey ball.svg 44'
Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, Christchurch
Umpires:
Junko Wagatsuma (JPN)
Annelize Rostron (RSA)
15 February 2020
20:30
Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg2–0Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Gorzelany Field hockey ball.svg 35'
Merino Field hockey ball.svg 57'
Report
CeNARD, Buenos Aires
Umpires:
Maggie Giddens (USA)
Michelle Meister (GER)

16 February 2020
15:00
Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svg1–3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Gorzelany Field hockey ball.svg 18' Report Matla Field hockey ball.svg 30+'
Jansen Field hockey ball.svg 42'
Fortuin Field hockey ball.svg 60'
CeNARD, Buenos Aires
Umpires:
Michelle Meister (GER)
Maggie Giddens (USA)
16 February 2020
20:30
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg3–1Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Merry Field hockey ball.svg 16'
Michelsen Field hockey ball.svg 38'
Jaques Field hockey ball.svg 54'
Report Grega Field hockey ball.svg 47'
Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, Christchurch
Umpires:
Annelize Rostron (RSA)
Junko Wagatsuma (JPN)

28 February 2020
20:00
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg1–1Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Ralph Field hockey ball.svg 19' Report Albertario Field hockey ball.svg 37'
Penalties
Shannon Field hockey penmiss.svg
Charlton Field hockey pengoal.svg
Merry Field hockey penmiss.svg
Ralph Field hockey penmiss.svg
1–3Field hockey pengoal.svg Jankunas
Field hockey pengoal.svg Miranda
Field hockey penmiss.svg Albertario
Field hockey penmiss.svg M. Granatto
Field hockey pengoal.svg Jardel
Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, Christchurch
Umpires:
Aleisha Neumann (AUS)
Liu Xiaoying (CHN)

1 March 2020
17:30
New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg5–3Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Merry Field hockey ball.svg 3', 11', 13', 54'
Ralph Field hockey ball.svg 47'
Report M. Granatto Field hockey ball.svg 26', 31'
Gorzelany Field hockey ball.svg 48'
Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub, Christchurch
Umpires:
Junko Wagatsuma (JPN)
Aleisha Neumann (AUS)

6 March 2020
18:00
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg0–2Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Report Jankunas Field hockey ball.svg 14'
Gorzelany Field hockey ball.svg 48'
Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Kelly Hudson (NZL)

7 March 2020
16:00
Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg0–2Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Report V. Granatto Field hockey ball.svg 25'
Toccalino Field hockey ball.svg 59'
Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth
Umpires:
Amber Church (NZL)
Kelly Hudson (NZL)

China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svgPostponedFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report
Wujin Hockey Stadium, Changzhou

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [15]


China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svgPostponedFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report
Wujin Hockey Stadium, Changzhou

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [15]


Germany  Flag of Germany.svgPostponedFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Report
Warsteiner HockeyPark, Mönchengladbach

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. [16]

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svgPostponedFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Report
Hazelaarweg Stadion, Rotterdam

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [17]


Germany  Flag of Germany.svgPostponedFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report
Warsteiner HockeyPark, Mönchengladbach

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [18]


Germany  Flag of Germany.svgPostponedFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report
Warsteiner HockeyPark, Mönchengladbach

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [18]

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svgPostponedFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Report
Hazelaarweg Stadion, Rotterdam

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [17]


Germany  Flag of Germany.svgPostponedFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Report
Uhlenhorster HC, Hamburg

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. [16]

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svgPostponedFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report
HC 's-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [18]


Germany  Flag of Germany.svgPostponedFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Report
Uhlenhorster HC, Hamburg

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [17]


Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svgPostponedFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report
HC 's-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [18]

Germany  Flag of Germany.svgPostponedFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Report
Uhlenhorster HC, Hamburg

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [17]


United States  Flag of the United States.svgPostponedFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Report
Karen Shelton Stadium, Chapel Hill

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. [7]


United States  Flag of the United States.svgPostponedFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Report
Karen Shelton Stadium, Chapel Hill

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. [7]


Germany  Flag of Germany.svgPostponedFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Report
Ernst Reuter Sportfeld, Berlin

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]


Germany  Flag of Germany.svgPostponedFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Report
Ernst Reuter Sportfeld, Berlin

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]


Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svgPostponedFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Report
De Klapperboom, Utrecht

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]


Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svgPostponedFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Report
De Klapperboom, Utrecht

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]


United States  Flag of the United States.svgPostponedFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report
Karen Shelton Stadium, Chapel Hill

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]


Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svgPostponedFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Report
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]


United States  Flag of the United States.svgPostponedFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Report
Karen Shelton Stadium, Chapel Hill

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]

Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svgPostponedFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Report
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]


Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svgPostponedFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Report
Wilrijkse Plein, Antwerp

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]


Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svgPostponedFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Report
Twickenham Stoop, London

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]

Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svgPostponedFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Report
Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]


Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svgPostponedFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Report
Twickenham Stoop, London

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]

Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svgPostponedFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Report
Wilrijkse Plein, Antwerp

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]

Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svgPostponedFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Report
Perth Hockey Stadium, Perth

Game is postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. [8]


Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svgPostponedFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Report
Wilrijkse Plein, Antwerp

China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svgPostponedFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Report
Wujin Hockey Stadium, Changzhou
Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svgPostponedFlag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Report
Wilrijkse Plein, Antwerp

Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svgPostponedFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Report
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London
China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svgPostponedFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Report
Wujin Hockey Stadium, Changzhou

Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svgPostponedFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Report
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London

Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svgPostponedFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Report
Wilrijkse Plein, Antwerp

Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svgPostponedFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report
Club Natación y Gimnasia, San Miguel de Tucumán

Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svgPostponedFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report
Club Natación y Gimnasia, San Miguel de Tucumán
Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svgPostponedFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Report
Wilrijkse Plein, Antwerp

United States  Flag of the United States.svgPostponedFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report
Karen Shelton Stadium, Chapel Hill
Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svgPostponedFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Report
Club Natación y Gimnasia, San Miguel de Tucumán

Argentina  Flag of Argentina.svgPostponedFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Report
Club Natación y Gimnasia, San Miguel de Tucumán

United States  Flag of the United States.svgPostponedFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report
Karen Shelton Stadium, Chapel Hill

Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svgPostponedFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London

Great Britain  Flag of the United Kingdom.svgPostponedFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, London

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svgPostponedFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svgPostponedFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svgPostponedFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Report
Wilrijkse Plein, Antwerp

Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svgPostponedFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Report
Wilrijkse Plein, Antwerp

Statistics

Goalscorers

There have been 87 goals scored in 20 matches, for an average of 4.35 goals per match (as of 7 March 2020).

10 goals

6 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: FIH

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