The IFZA Gold Cup, the most prestigious tournament played in Asia and the Middle East, continued on Tuesday, February 23, with two matches at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. The tournament sees eight teams, up to 18 goals, compete.
First, Abu Dhabi claimed a win against Zedan to top their league, before Dubai Wolves by CAFU claimed an impressive victory against UAE Polo to finish second in the league. HH Sheikha Maitha’s team secured third place.
These results mean that Abu Dhabi have qualified for the semifinals, while Dubai Wolves by CAFU and UAE Polo will face Habtoor and Bangash, respectively, in Friday’s quarterfinals.
The IFZA Gold Cup finals are set for Friday, March 5.
THE IFZA GOLD CUP WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
ABU DHABI 8-6 ZEDAN
Abu Dhabi: Faris Al Yabhouni 0 (2 goals), Bautista Beguerie 4 (2), Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 8, Gonzalo Deltour 6 (4). Total: 18.
Zedan Polo: Amr Zedan 0 (1 goal), Manuel Plaza 6 (2), Jerónimo Del Carril 7 (1), Simón Prado 5 (2). Total: 18.
Score Abu Dhabi: 1-2, 2-3, 2-3, 4-5, 8-6.
DUBAI WOLVES BY CAFU 12-4 UAE POLO
Dubai Wolves by CAFU: Habtoor Al Habtoor 1 (6 goals), Kian Hall 3 (1), Tommy Beresford 6, Alejandro Muzzio 8 (5). Total: 18.
UAE Polo: HH Sheikha Maitha 0 (1 gol), Lukin Monteverde 3 (3), Tomas Panelo 7, Guillermo Willington 7. Total: 17.
Score Dubai Wolves by CAFU: 1-1, 2-2, 5-3, 8-4, 12-4.
The IFZA Gold Cup quarter finals are set for Friday:
2pm: Habtoor Polo vs Dubai Wolves by CAFU
4pm: UAE Polo vs Bangash