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Habtoor Polo and UAE Polo Advances to the Semi Finals of the IFZA Gold Cup 2021

Habtoor Polo and UAE Polo Advances to the Semi Finals of the IFZA Gold Cup 2021

The quarterfinals of the IFZA Gold Cup 2021 at the Al Habtoor Resort and Polo Club in Dubai concluded and has set the line-up for the semifinals of the tournament that is scheduled on the 2nd of March.

Habtoor Polo defeated the Dubai Wolves by CAFU by a mere 1 goal lead as both teams competed in the first half of the afternoon. Felix Esain started the game with 2 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 3 goals. Dubai Wolves by CAFU inched its way closer with the 2 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 semifinals of the IFZA Gold Cup 2021.

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 1 goal each. UAE Polo team owned the next two chukkers carving a 3 goal lead by halftime. Bangash Polo team slightly narrowed the gap in scores with 2 goals from Potobsky and Benjamin Panelo at the penultimate chukker. The UAE Polo team showed its calibre with two back to back goals from Tomas that sealed the win for the team at 12 goals to 9.

The semifinals of the Dubai Open is on the 2nd of March:

14:00  Abu Dhabi Polo vs. UAE Polo
16:00  Ghantoot Polo vs. Habtoor Polo

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