Bangash and AM Polo secured a spot in the semifinals of the IFZA Gold Cup, the most prestigious tournament in Asia and the Middle East, following their respective wins over Ghantoot and Dubai Wolves in their quarter finals at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,l. Therefore, the matchups for the semifinals, due on Wednesday, March 1 have been set: Bangash will play IFZA Habtoor, while AM Polo will face UAE Polo. In the meantime, Ghantoot and Dubai Wolves will go head-to-head against Clinova NOA Capital and Mahra by AIX in the Subsidiary semifinals, due on Tuesday, February 28.
The current edition of the IFZA Gold Cup sees eight teams, up to 20 goals, compete. Teams are split into two leagues.
The finals of the IFZA Gold Cup are due on Saturday, March 4.
IFZA GOLD CUP IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
IFZA Gold Cup, Quarter finals:
QUARTER FINAL #1: BANGASH 9-8 GHANTOOT (extra chukka, with a golden goal by Haider Bangash)
Bangash: Haider Bangash 0 (1 goal), Federico Von Potobsky 5 (3), Tomás Fernández Llorente 8 (4), Ignacio Negri 7 (1).
Ghantoot Polo Team: Nasser Al Shamsi 1, Segundo Amadori 4 (1 goal), Pablo Llorente 6, Marcos Araya 7 (7).
Score Bangash: 1-0, 3-4, 5-4, 7-7, 8-8, 9-8.
Umpires: Matías Baibiene & Peter Wright. Third man: Jason Dixon.
QUARTER FINAL #2: AM POLO 11-10 DUBAI WOLVES BY CAFU
AM Polo Team: Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum 0, César Crespo 6 (3 goals), Isidro Strada 8 (2), Benjamin Urquiza 6 (6).
Dubai Wolves by CAFU: Habtoor Al Habtoor 1 (2 goals), Toly Ulloa 6 (5), Teodoro Lacau 6 (2), Jacinto Crotto 7.
Score AM Polo: 1-3, 2-4, 5-5, 9-8, 11-10.
Umpires: Jason Dixon & Peter Wright. Third man: Matías Baibiene.
The IFZA Gold Cup will resume on Tuesday, February 28, with the semifinals of the Subsidiary Trophy, that will be streamed live on PoloLine TV:
Clinova NOA Capital vs Ghantoot
Mahra by AIX vs Dubai Wolves by CAFU
IFZA GOLD CUP: Fixture & Teams