Rosario, Argentina: The major force in Women’s Hockey, Argentina hosts the 12th Women’s World Cup Hockey at Rosario. Argentina is hosting the World Cup for the 2nd time. Here is information on some general facts, Rules and Formats of the 2010 World Cup.
Duration: Aug 29-Sept 11 2010
Defending Champions: Netherlands
No. of Teams: 12
Argentina, South Africa, China, India, Netherlands, Germany, England, Spain, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Australia
A: Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, India
B: Argentina, China, Spain, England, Korea, South Africa
First Round: Round Robin of 6 teams divided into 2 pools.
Second Round: Elimination Rounds (semifinal and final)
Other Matches: 5th to 12th classification after 1st Round.
Top 2 teams from each pool will move to second round, and play the two semifinals. The winners of semifinals play for the final, the losers play for 3rd place.
Win: 3 points, Draw: 1 point, Loss: 0 point
Rules to Decide Winner in case of tie for spots in Round Robin
Following criteria, in sequence, are followed to decide winner:
1. Total Points accumulated
2. Number of matches won
3. Goal difference
4. Goals for
5. Result of match played between the teams locked on first 4 criteria