Players of Abu Dhabi Polo and Zedan Polo in action during their IFZA Gold Cup 2021 match.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
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 four goals at the final chukker and secured a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament.
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 two goals each courtesy of Habtoor and Lucas Monteverde Jr. for UAE Polo.
The Wolves had carved a two-goal advantage by halftime and continued to extend their lead through to the last seconds of the game. The match ended at 12 goals to four in favour of the Wolves.
Habtoor Polo will meet Dubai Wolves by CAFU while Bangash Polo face UAE Polo in the quarter-finals of the IFZA Gold Cup 2021 scheduled to be held on Friday.
The nail-biting clash saw both teams battling hard until the final minutes of the game. Finally, Ankora emerged the winner after prevailing over their rivals 6-5.
Habtoor Polo overcame Dubai Wolves by CAFU 7-6 in a thriller to reach the semi-finals of the IFZA Gold Cup 2021.
As many as six teams, comprising some of the best Emirati and international players, will be seen in action in the tournament. The President of the UAE Cup offers a lucrative purse of Dhs500,000.
The team kept their leading streak until halftime with a comfortable 5-goal lead. The Dubai Wolves by Cafu redeemed themselves in the succeeding chukkers with a flurry of goals from Carlos Ulloa and threatened to steal the victory with a last-second penalty.
Top seed Iga Swiatek stormed into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after beating Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday. The Qatar Open winner dropped the first game of the opening set but roared back in spectacular fashion, winning an incredible
This event marks the first MMA competition of the federation’s new action-packed season calendar. Participants will showcase their skills in various weight classes with each fight consisting of 3 rounds lasting 2 minutes.
Pollard bludgeoned an unbeaten 49 off 21 balls with four towering sixes and four boundaries as the veteran West Indian helped Karachi cruise to 157-3 in 16.5 overs for its first win in the tournament
Sheikh Mohamed underscored the UAE's commitment to sports as a pivotal element of its vision for comprehensive and sustainable development. He highlighted how global sports events play a crucial role in building bridges and fostering mutual understanding worldwide.