The Emirates Polo Association Cup was launched on Tuesday in a press conference that took place in Dubai, with media and members of the participating teams in attendance, under strict hygiene measures and social distancing protocol.
The tournament, which sees five teams up to 12 goals compete, is hosted by the Emirates Polo Association, and will be played at Desert Palm Polo Cub from January 7 through to January 16.
Two matches are set for the opening day. Abu Dhabi will take on Ghantoot 2, at 2pm, while Green Gates will face Ankora/Habtoor at 3:30pm.
The Emirates Polo Association Cup will be STREAMED LIVE via PoloLine TV.
EMIRATES POLO ASSOCIATION CUP – TEAMS:
Ghantoot 1: Nasser Al Shamsi 1, Ali Al Merri 1, César Crespo 4, Manuel Toccalino 6. Total: 12.
Ankora/Habtoor: Khalid Alomran -1, Ricardo Garrós Jr. 5, Juan José Díaz Alberdi 3, Tomás Iriarte 4. Total: 11.
Abu Dhabi: Faris Al Yabhouni 0, Bautista García 4, Segundo Amadori 4, Hugo Barabucci 4. Total: 12.
Green Gates: Noor Khadra 0, Justo Cuitiño 3, Gonzalo Ferrari 5, Nicolás Ruiz Guiñazu 4. Total: 12.
Ghantoot 2: Youseff Bin Desmal 1, Miguel Delia 4, Marcos Araya 7, Rashid Al Falahi 0. Total: 12.
EMIRATES POLO ASSOCIATION CUP – FIXTURE:
Thursday, January 7
2pm: Abu Dhabi vs. Ghantoot 2
3,30pm: Green Gates vs. Ankora/Habtoor
Saturday, January 9
3,30pm: Abu Dhabi vs. Ghantoot 1
Monday, January 11
2pm: Ghantoot 1 vs. Ankora/Habtoor
3,30pm: Ghantoot 2 vs. Green Gates
Thursday, January 14
2pm: 3rd. vs. 2nd.
3,30pm: 1st. vs. 4th.
Saturday, January 16
1,30pm: Subsidiary final
TBA: Final Emirates Polo Association Cup