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2001 Women's Hockey World Cup Qualifier

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Host country  France
Teams  14
Champions  England
City  Amiens Abbeville
Venue(s)  2
Runner-up  Russia
2001 Women's Hockey World Cup Qualifier

The 2001 Women's Hockey World Cup Qualifier was the 10th edition of the qualification for the Women's Hockey World Cup field hockey championship. It was held between 17–30 September 2001 in Amiens and Abbeville, France. The six highest placed teams would earn a berth to play in the 2002 Women's Hockey World Cup, to be held in Perth, Australia.


England won the tournament after defeating Russia 4–0 in the final. Alongside Ukraine, Japan, Ireland and Scotland, these six teams qualified for the World Cup.


All five confederations received quotas for teams to participate allocated by the International Hockey Federation based upon the FIH World Rankings. Those teams participated at their respective continental championships but could not qualify through it, and they received the chance to qualify through this tournament based on the final ranking at each competition.

^1 – Kenya withdrew from participating. ^2 – United States withdrew from participating.


Below is the list of participating squads.


All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00)

Pool A

     Qualified for 2002 World Cup. Advanced to semifinals      Could qualify for 2002 World Cup

Pool B

     Advanced to semifinals


Match awarded to Ireland. Lithuania had won the penalty stroke competition by 6–5, but Ireland protested about an error in the strokes sequence. The FIH upheld the protest and determined to recommence the second series of penalty strokes, but Lithuania refused to and withdraw from the tournament.

Seventh and eighth place

Match awarded to India following Lithuania's withdrawal.


2001 Women's Hockey World Cup Qualifier Wikipedia

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