Players of Bangash and Dubai Wolves in action during their IFZA Silver Cup match at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
Zedan Polo and Bangash Polo teams registered victories on the fourth day of the IFZA Silver Cup 2021 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
In the first match of another action-packed afternoon of qualifying rounds, IFZA-Mahra Polo square off against Zedan Polo team.
The 11th edition of the Silver Cup is part of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series being held under the patronage of Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
IFZA-Mahra Polo grabbed the lead with Segundo's Amadori's back to back goals during the first chukker. Zedan Polo levelled the game with a foul shot from Jeronimo del Carril and one goal Simon Prado. At the same pace, both teams managed to keep the gap in scores with a goal from Amr Zedan by half time.
Zedan's team took off scoring in consecutive goals during the last two chukkers from Manuel Plaza and Jeronimo. The game ended with a final score of 10 goals to 6.5 in favour of the Zedan Polo team.
The next match saw a quick start and lead for the Bangash Polo team as Federico Potobsky and Benjamin Panelo scored three goals in the first chukker.
Dubai Wolves by Cafu caught up with Bangash with a notable off-side, neck shot from Tommy Beresford. The remaining chukkers had both teams neck and neck, with each score matched by the other team. Bangash Polo team inched their way to victory with a shot from Benja and sealed by Federico in the dying second of the game.
The next round of IFZA Silver Cup 2021 will take place on Friday, with a game between Bangash Polo and IFZA-Mahra Polo at 2pm. Fans can also catch the action live on Pololine TV’s live streaming.The IFZA Silver Cup is the opening event of the Dubai Gold Cup Series and widely regarded as one of the top polo tournaments in Asia and the Middle East.
The third day of the Standard Chartered Gold Cup started with a ceremonial ball toss to celebrates the 150th anniversary of Polo in the modern era and the formation of rules that have evolved to form the game of Friday.
Held under the Patronage of Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum, the event was attended by polo enthusiasts and witnessed two exhibition matches for the day.
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