The UAE polo team secured a place in the semi-finals of the IFZA Silver Cup and won the qualifying game against the Zedan polo team.
The goals of Lucas Monteverde Jr. and Sheikha Maitha against Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – patron of the UAE polo team – secured an exciting 12.5-5 victory that will take them to the next stage, where they will hit Bangash on Tuesday Polo meeting (2)nd February).
In the other qualifying game of the day, Habtoor Polo booked his place in the semifinals with an impressive 11-6 win against Dubai Wolves by CAFU. The two teams will meet again in the semifinals.
The Silver Cup is now in 11th Year as part of the DPGC series under the auspices of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. A total of five tournaments fall under the umbrella of the prestigious DPGC series: IFZA Silver Cup (handicap with 18 goals, January 22nd)nd until February 5thth) Polo Masters Cup (handicap with 6-8 goals, February 7thth until 12th), IFZA Gold Cup (handicap with 18 goals, February 14thth until March 5thth), Dubai Challenge Cup (8-10 goal handicap, March 13thth until 20th), Dubai Cup (6-8 goal handicap, March 31st until April 9thth.)
The series, which takes place at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club in Dubai, is one of only five tournaments worldwide to be played in the WPT Championship Cup category. As of 2009, the DPGC series tournaments have had a handicap of 10-12 goals and have now grown to host teams playing in handicap games with 18 goals.
Announcing the press conference ahead of the Silver Cup, Mohammed K. Al Habtoor, founder of the DPGC series and patron of the Habtoor Polo Team, said: “After a long retreat from high spirits, we are about to host our high-goal sporting events last year . We will see new and returning faces on the polo field in the coming days. Top players of the World Polo Tour, including Facundo Sola (18th place in the world), Alfredo Capella Barabucci (27th place), both handicap players with 9 goals; Alejandro Muzzio (30th place) and many others who came straight from the Argentine Open will play on our fields. “
He added: “We are very grateful for the continued support from our sponsors, partners and the unbeatable enthusiasm of six polo teams taking part in the 2021 Silver Cup tournament. It is a special honor for me to welcome the International Free Zone Authority as the title sponsor of the Silver Cup 2021. The support of one of the UAE’s leading Free Zone Authorities in our quest for world class polo in the Middle East is great evidence of our tournament’s success. “
The final of the Silver Cup will be played on Friday, February 5thth, 2021 on the grounds of the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
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