The IFZA Gold Cup, the most prestigious tournament played in Asia and the Middle East, continued on Monday, February 22, with two matches at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. The tournament sees eight teams, up to 18 goals, compete.
In the first match of the day, Ghantoot defeated IFZA Mahra to finish top of League A. This assured them a place in the semis. Up next, Bangash defeated Habtoor, finishing second in their league, while Mohammed Al Habtoor’s team came in the third.
Consequently, Bangash and Habtoor are set to play a quarterfinal play-off, and await the results of Tuesday’s League B matches. IFZA Mahra qualified directly to the subsidiary semifinals.
The IFZA Gold Cup finals are set for Friday, March 5.
THE IFZA GOLD CUP WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
GHANTOOT 12-10 IFZA MAHRA
Ghantoot: Nasser Al Shamsi 1, Cesar Crespo 4, Pablito Llorente 6 (7 goals), Marcos Araya 7 (4). Total: 18.
IFZA Mahra: Tariq Al Habtoor 1 (1 gol), Segundo Amadori 4 (2 goals and one own goal), Isidro Strada 7 (3), Jacinto Amadori 5 (4). Total: 17.
Score Ghantoot: 4-0, 6-0, 9-3, 11-7, 12-10.
BANGASH 9-6 HABTOOR
Bangash Polo: Haider Bangash 0, Federico Von Potobsky 5 (4 goals), Benjamin Panelo 6 (5), Jacinto Crotto 7 (1 e/c). Total: 18.
Habtoor Polo: Mohammed Al Habtoor 0, Félix Esaín 3 (1 goal), Juan Jauretche 6 (1), Facundo Sola 9 (3). Total: 18.
Score Bangash: 2-0, 3-2, 3-4, 7-5, 9-6.
The IFZA Gold Cup resumes on Tuesday:
2pm: Abu Dhabi vs Zedan
4pm: UAE Polo vs Dubai Wolves by CAFU