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Habtoor Polo, the host’s team wins the final of the IFZA-Silver Cup in Dubai

Habtoor Polo, the host’s team wins the final of the IFZA-Silver Cup in Dubai

Habtoor Polo team faced the formidable UAE Polo team at the final match with Guillermo Willington who grabbed the lead for UAE Polo during the first chukker. Facundo Sola delivered two consecutive penalty goals that shifted the advantage to Habtoor Polo. Spectators witnessed an excellent last-second goal from Felix Esain during the third chukker after he stole the ball from Tomas Panel and drove in a neck shot from 60 yards. UAE Polo inched ahead with their half-point as Lucas Monteverde Jr. and Willington scored mid-chukker. But the 2 goals from Facu plus Felix’ backshot save from a penalty shot that he missed, kept Habtoor Polo’s spirits up that continued through the final chukker. The game ended at 11 goals to 8.5 in favour of Habtoor Polo. IFZA-Mahra won the game for third place against Zedan Polo with 3-1 goals.

Martin Pedersen, Chairman of International Free Zone Authority awarded the teams of the day with Facundo Sola as the Most Valuable Player and Nobu, ridden by Tomas Panelo as the Best Playing Pony.

Photo credit: Al Habtoor Polo Club

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