– Abu Dhabi Polo will play at the Semifinals
– Quarterfinal line-up in place
23 February 2021, Dubai, UAE: The IFZA Gold Cup 2021 concluded its qualifying matches with a win for Abu Dhabi Polo and Dubai Wolves by CAFU teams.
Jeronimo del Carril opened the afternoon with a goal and secured an early lead for Zedan which the team kept past halftime. The determining chukker had seen both teams rush to secure the win. Abu Dhabi Polo scored a total of 4 goals at the final chukker and secured its spot at the semifinals of the tournament.
Match Progression: 1 – 2 | 2 – 3 | 2 – 3 | 4 – 5 | 8 – 6
Top Scorers: Faris Al Yabhouni and Gonzalo Deltour, 3 goals
The last match of the afternoon had seen Habtoor Al Habtoor, patron of Dubai Wolves by CAFU deliver the opening goal. The teams were at a tie by the end of the second chukker at 2 goals each courtesy of Habtoor and Lucas Monteverde Jr. for UAE Polo. The Wolves had carved a 2 goal advantage by halftime and continued to extend its lead through to the last seconds of the game. The match ended at 12 goals to 4 in favour of the Wolves.
Match Progression: 1 – 1 | 2 – 2 | 5 – 3 | 8 – 4 | 12 – 4
Top Scorers: Habtoor Al Habtoor and Alejandro Muzzio, 5 goals
The IFZA Gold Cup 2021 Quarterfinal is scheduled on Friday, 26 February on field 1:
14:00 Habtoor Polo vs. Dubai Wolves by CAFU
16:00 Bangash Polo vs. UAE Polo