Ghantoot defeated Mahra by 8 goals to 3. This victory gives Ghantoot good chances to qualify to the semifinals in four places that will be decided in the last two days of the qualifying round. Despite the effort of Mahra Team, Ghantoot was superior from the first chukker till the end and deserved the victory. Juan Zubiaurre from Ghantoot was the mvp and top scorer of the match with five goals.

Ali Al Marri, Ghantoot’s Emirati player said: “We played well today and were happy to walk away with a win, but we are a long way from the final which is our ultimate goal in this tournament. We now look forward to our match with Habtoor having beaten them going into the event. Having said that, we don’t rest on our laurels. Habtoor are the form team in this competition, defending their trophy and playing with home advantage and they will be very tough.”

The Gold Cup has four places reserved for the semifinals and five teams with chances to get through. Four of them are better positioned: Habtoor Polo, Abu Dhabi, Bin Drai and Ghantoot, with two victories each. Zedan, with their triumph against Abu Dhabi yesterday, has to win his next match against Bin Drai, to be held on Thursday, to have a possibility to reach the semifinals.


The Teams:
Abu Dhabi (+16)
Faris Al Yabhouni (0, UAE)
Manuel Elizalde (+4, ARG)
Juan Jose Storni (+5, ARG)
Juan Ambroggio (+7, ARG)

Bin Drai (+16)
Saeed Bin Drai (0, UAE)
Ignacio Ithurburu (+2, ARG)
Salvador Ulloa (+7, ARG)
Juan Jose Brane (+7, ARG)

Ghantoot (+16)
Ali Al Merri (0, UAE)
Pelayo Berazadi (+4, ARG)
Juan Zubiaurre Canal (+4, ARG)
Facundo Sola (+8, ARG)

Habtoor (+16)
Mohammed Al Habtoor (0, UAE)
Ignacio Bello (+3, ARG)
Guillermo Cuitino (+6, ARG)
Martinez Ferrairo Ezequiel Edwardo (+7, ARG)

Mahra (+16)
Rashid Al Habtoor (0, UAE)
Guy Gibrat (+4, ARG)
Augustin Canale (+6, ARG)
Fernando Pipi Bourdieu (+6, UK)

Zedan (+16)
Amr Zedan (0, KSA)
Matias Logioco (+3, ARG) / Guillermo Healy
Rodolfo Ducos (+4, ARG) / Mariano Uranga
Nachi Heguy (+9, ARG)