Polo Silver Cup 2012 Finalists announced

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Zedan Polo and Abu Dhabi will play the final of the polo Silver Cup 2012 after winning their respective semifinals matches this afternoon at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.

Zedan beat Habtoor Polo 8-6 and Abu Dhabi did the same with Mahra by 7-5. With this results both teams go through to fight for the first polo trophy of the season.

In the first match of the day, Zedan and Habtoor Polo played one of the most exciting games of the tournament.

In an up and down match, Nachi Heguy´s step up the level to confirm why he is one of the best polo players of the world. Heguy scored 7 of the 8 goals of his team and made the difference in a really tough match.

Habtoor Polo put up a great fight and camed back in the score to tie the match at 6 all at the end of the third chukker.

In the fourth chukker a fantastic run by Alex White who took the ball the whole length of the field to put his team ahead by one. Heguy, with a penalty from 60 yards, gave the victory with a final score of 8-6.

Abu Dhabi vs Mahra

Patron´s Faris Al Yabhouni team took revenge of the match played last Sunday and beat Mahra 7-5 to qualify for the final of the Silver Cup 2012.

Today´s match had both teams in a continuos fight and trying to get the advantage in the score.

Alfredo Capella was the MVP of the match scoring 6 of the 7 goals of Abu Dhabi.

The first chukker showed the best performance of the winner with a 4-1 lead thanks to three penalty goals by Capella.

Mahra reacted in the second period with goals from Agustín Canale and Nacho González to take the score 4-3 for Abu Dhabi.

The third chukker brought again Capella to action with two new goals to take Abu Dhabi ahead with a 6-4 score.

Mahra fought back hard in the fourth chukker with a few opportunities to close the gap but again Capella took the Abu Dhabi to the 7-5 victory and the ticket to the Silver Cup final.

Friday programme for the Silver Cup will have the Subsidiary Final between Habtoor Polo and Mahra before the final.

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