The IFZA Gold Cup resumed during the weekend with four thrilling contests. With the tournament entering its decisive stages within the qualifying rounds, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, saw IFZA Habtoor and UAE Polo victorious for the second time in the competition, as well as first wins from Bangash and Dubai Wolves by CAFU.
Therefore, and despite all eight teams have chances to qualify to semifinals, technically the semifinals should be set following the matches on on Tuesday and Wednesday, next week. The first within the standings in each league will advance straight to semifinals, while those in second and third place will play quarterfinals.
The IFZA Gold Cup sees eight teams up to 20 goals, partake, split in two leagues.
The finals of the IFZA Gold Cup are due on Saturday March 4.
THE IFZA GOLD CUP IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
IFZA GOLD CUP, LATEST RESULTS:
BANGASH 11-9 AM POLO
Bangash: Haider Bangash 0, Federico Von Potobsky 5 (1 goal), Tomás Fernández Llorente 8 (6), Ignacio Negri 7 (4).
AM Polo Team: Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum 0 (1 goal), César Crespo 6 (1), Isidro Strada 8 (4), Benjamin Urquiza 6 (3).
Score Bangash: 3-1, 7-2, 8-5, 11-8, 11-9.
Umpires: Matías Baibiene & Jason Dixon. Third man: Peter Wright.
IFZA HABTOOR 9-8 MAHRA BY AIX
IFZA Habtoor: Mohammed Al Habtoor 0, Matt Perry 5 (2 goals), Bautista Bayugar 8 (6), Juan Jauretche 7 (1).
Mahra by AIX: Tariq Al Habtoor 1, Aiti Garrós 5 (1 goal), Félix Esaín 6 (5), Tomás Alberdi 6 (2).
Score IFZA Habtoor: 3-1, 5-5, 7-6, 8-8, 8-8, 9-8.
Umpires: Jason Dixon & Peter Wright. Third man: Matías Baibiene.
DUBAI WOLVES BY CAFU 7-5 CLINOVA NOA CAPITAL
Dubai Wolves by CAFU: Habtoor Al Habtoor 1, Toly Ulloa 6 (4 goals), Teodoro Lacau 6 (2), Jacinto Crotto 7 (1).
Clinova Noa Capital: Raja Karim 0 (2 goals), Facundo Fernández Llorente 8, Benjamin Panelo 7 (3), Tomás Iriarte 4.
Score Dubai Wolves by CAFU: 3-0, 5-0, 6-1, 6-2, 7-5.
Umpires: Matías Baibiene & Peter Wright. Third man: Jason Dixon.
UAE POLO 12-8 GHANTOOT
UAE Polo Team *: Faisal Yabroudi 0, Lukin Monteverde 6 (3 goals), Mín Podestá 7 (1), Tommy Beresford 7 (7).
*1 goal scored on Penalty 1.
Ghantoot Polo Team: Nasser Al Shamsi 1 (2 goals), Segundo Amadori 4 (1), Pablo Llorente 6, Marcos Araya 7 (5).
Score UAE Polo: 1-2, 5-2, 10-3, 12-4, 12-8.
Umpires: Jason Dixon & Peter Wright. Umpires: Matías Baibiene.
The IFZA Gold Cup will continue on Tuesday February 21 with a new double header, that will be streamed live on PoloLine TV:
2pm, Field 3: Mahra by AIX vs Bangash
4:15pm, Field 1: IFZA Habtoor vs AM Polo