Sheikha Maitha, patron of UAE Polo, in action against Bangash Polo during their IFZA Gold Cup match.
Gulf Today Report
Habtoor Polo overcame Dubai Wolves by CAFU 7-6 in a thriller to reach the semi-finals of the IFZA Gold Cup 2021.
They defeated Dubai Wolves by CAFU by a mere one goal lead as both the teams battled hard in the first quarter-final match of the tournament played at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club on Friday.
Felix Esain started the game with two goals for Habtoor Polo matched by a goal from the patron of the opposing team - Habtoor Al Habtoor.
The following chukker saw Facundo Sola advance the lead for Habtoor Polo by three goals. Dubai Wolves by CAFU inched their way closer with two goals from Habtoor by halftime and Kian Hall set the game at a tie by the end of the penultimate chukker. As the play ensued, both teams rushed to break the tie and ultimately it was Facu's penalty shot that placed Habtoor Polo in the semi-finals of the IFZA Gold Cup.
In the anticipated Bangash Polo and UAE Polo match, Tomas Panelo scored first with an excellent open backhand but was equally matched by Federico von Potobsky ending the first chukker with one goal each.
Raising the stakes, the UAE Polo team owned the next two chukkers carving a three-goal lead by half-time. The Bangash Polo team slightly narrowed the gap in scores with two goals from Potobsky and Benjamin Panelo at the penultimate chukker. The UAE Polo team showed their caliber with two back to back goals from Panelo that sealed the win for the team at 12 goals to 9.
The semi-finals of the IFZA Gold Cup will take place on Tuesday, March 2. Abu Dhabi Polo will meet UAE Polo while Habtoor Pole face Ghantoot Polo.
Ras Al Khaimah police also transported about 170 other people from the mountains after they were stranded.
The NCM has expected that the volatile weather may remain likely today with rainfall of different intensities over most areas of the country, associated with thunder activity at times and hailstones fall.
Sultan Al Neyadi will be a backup astronaut for the International Space Station (ISS) mission
Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the women's Under-19 team on winning the inaugural Under-19 T20 World Cup in South Africa. Indian girls defeated England by seven wickets in a one-sided match.
The 35-year-old climbed to his player's box afterwards to embrace his mother and broke down in uncontrollable tears, collapsing to the ground sobbing.
The team kept their leading streak until halftime with a comfortable 5-goal lead. The Dubai Wolves by Cafu redeemed themselves in the succeeding chukkers with a flurry of goals from Carlos Ulloa and threatened to steal the victory with a last-second penalty.