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9th FIP Polo World Cup 2011
FINALS
 
Estancia Grande Polo Club, San Luis, Argentina, October 10 - 21, 2011

 

   
       

 

Oct 18, 2011
Italy defeated Mexico to finish second in Group A of the FIP Polo World Cup 2011 being played in San Luis, Argentina. They will play the loser of Brazil vs England for 3rd/4th place.

 

Italy beat Mexico 8-7 to fight for a spot on the podium in the 2011 edition of FIP Polo World Cup. They await the outcome of the game between Brazil and England to meet their opponent in the match for third and fourth.

Mexico began the game with a goal on handicap, and in the first chukker Aztecs dominated the scoreboard board 3-0. Italy scored a goal through Elizalde Francisco in the second period and by the end of the chukker the score was tied at three goals a piece.

At the beginning of the third chukker Italy was better and stronger in the game and from there things started to turn and and they took control of the game with a halftime score of 5-3.

In the second half both teams played their best polo with good moves. Italy over the course of the chukker was more effective than Mexico and won 8-7.

Teams:

Italy: Goffredo Cutinelli 3 (Martin Logioco 3), Manuel Elizalde 2, Francisco Elizalde 5, Juan Jauretche 4. Total: 14.
Mexico: Alejandro Gonzalez Keil 1, Francisco Aguilar 4, Valerio Aguilar 5, Alejandro Gomez de Parada 3. Total: 13.

Chukker by chukker Italy: : (0-1) 0-3, 3-3, 5-3, 7-5, 8-5, 8-7