The semifinals of the IFZA Gold Cup, the most prestigious tournament played in Asia and the Middle East, have been set following the quarter finals that took place on Friday, February 26, at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. The tournament sees eight teams, up to 18 goals, compete.
In the day’s opener, Habtoor took a narrow 7-6 win over Dubai Wolves by CAFU. The match was a close one, only decided by Facundo Sola’s penalty conversion in the last chukka, when the score were tied 6-all. Up next, UAE Polo defeated Bangash 12-9. UAE’s MVP Tomás Panelo gave a spectacular performance, scoring six goals.
The semifinals of the IFZA Gold Cup are due to be played on Tuesday, March 2: Abu Dhabi will take on UAE Polo, while Habtoor will play Ghantoot.
The IFZA Gold Cup finals are set for Friday, March 5.
THE IFZA GOLD CUP WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
HABTOOR 7-6 DUBAI WOLVES by CAFU
Habtoor Polo: Mohammed Al Habtoor 0, Félix Esaín 3, Juan Jauretche 6, Facundo Sola 9. Total: 18.
Dubai Wolves by CAFU: Habtoor Al Habtoor 1, Kian Hall 3, Tommy Beresford 6, Alejandro Muzzio 8. Total: 18.
Score Habtoor: 2-1, 5-3, 6-5, 6-6, 7-6.
Top Scorer: Facundo Sola, 4 goals.
UAE POLO 12-9 BANGASH
UAE Polo: HH Sheikha Maitha 0, Lukin Monteverde 3, Tomás Panelo 7, Guillermo Willington 7. Total: 17.
BANGASH POLO: Haider Bangash 0, Federico Von Potobsky 5, Benjamin Panelo 6, Jacinto Crotto 7. Total: 18.
Top Scorer: Tomás Panelo, 6 goals.
Tuesday, March 2 – SEMIFINALS:
2pm: Abu Dhabi Polo vs. UAE Polo
4pm: Ghantoot Polo vs. Habtoor Polo