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Unbeaten Zedan & Ghantoot Land Rover Meet in HH President Of The UAE Polo Cup

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Hitmen Hugo Barabucci and Nachi Heguy To Face Off - Sumaya To Take On Bin Drai

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Times: Sumaya v Bin Drai 4.30pm, Ghantoot Land Rover v Zedan 5.30pm

Abu Dhabi, 21st March: A feast of polo is on offer at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club tomorrow (Thursday) when games five and six in the HH President of the UAE Polo Cup get underway at the Royal venue.

In what is sure to be a memorable duel, Zedan’s eight-goal star, Nachi Heguy and Ghantoot Land Rover’s seven-goal ace, Hugo Barabucci, who both play at number four, will clash for the first time this tournament.

But before that, Jordan’s Sumaya Polo will take on Dubai’s Gold Cup finalists, Bin Drai in the earlier match. Both games are open to the public and free to attend.

Ghantoot Land Rover’s Barabucci said the hosts were expecting a tough match.

“Zedan have been playing very well and we know that this will be a very hard game,” he said. “Nachi has been performing well and scored seven goals, three in open play, against Desert Palm so we will be looking at ways to neutralise him and limit the amount of penalties we give away.”

Barabucci is not shy in the goals department, having scored five in Ghantoot Land Rover’s opening victory over Abu Dhabi Polo.

The HH President of the UAE Polo Cup is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club. It is being held at Abu Dhabi’s Royal club between March 18 and March 30 and, with eight teams, is the largest polo tournament in the region.

This year the event features two groups showcasing the talents of emerging Emirati players as well as high-goal professionals from Argentina. Umpiring the matches will be two officials who have presided over matches at the highest level of polo – the Argentine Open in Buenos Aires.

The President’s Cup grand final will take place on March 30 with free family activities, picnic area and Carluccio’s corporate hospitality and restaurant. All games including the grand final are free to attend and open to the public.

The event is presented by Abu Dhabi Commercial bank and the Official Car is Land Rover Premier Motors. It is supported by Bespoke Italia, Carluccio’s, Fiji Water and Prisa Polo.

 Ghantoot Land Rover player Hugo Barabucci (white shirt number 4) seven-goal ace

TEAMS 

N Name   HCP ADCB  (13)

1  Abdullah B. Desmal 0

2  Ramiro Cordero 4

3 Jorge Cernadas 5

4 Bruno Tassara 4

Abu Dhabi (11)

1 Faris Al Yabhouni  0

2 Alfredo Cappella   5

3 Patricio Neves  6

4  Ignacio Uriarte  0

Bin Drai (13)

1  Rashid Bin Drai   0

2  Nicolas Petracchi   4

3  Tomas Iriarte   4

4  Vieri Antinori   5

Desert Palm (12)

1 Tariq Albwardy  0

2 Ian Mathew Lodder 3

3 Matias Machado  4

4 Martin Valent   5

Sub Thomas Claesen  0

N Name    HCP

Ghantoot Land Rover (12)

1 Ahmed Al Neaimi  0

2  Rubin Reynal  0

3  Oscar Colombres  5

4  Hugo Barabucci  7

Habtoor (13)

1 Mohammed Al Habtoor 0

2 Hamza Mawaz  1

3 Guillermo Cutino   6

4 Fran Elizalde   6

Sub:  Ahmed Habtoor   0

Sumaya (13)

1  Faisal Yabroudi   0

2 Guy Gibarat    3

3 Augustin Canale  6

4 Pablo Vellila   4

Sub  Kareem Abughazaleh  0

Zedan (13

1 Amr Zedan     0

2 Manuel Elizalde    2

3 Matias "Bocha"   3

4 Ignacio "Nachi" Heguy 8

SCHEDULE 

Date

Teams

Field

Time

18/03/2012

Ghantoot LR

vs

Abu Dhabi

Sh Zayed field

4.30 pm

19/03/2012

Sumaya

vs

Habtoor

Field 1

4:30 pm

20/03/2012

Zedan

vs

Desert Palm

Field 2

4.30 pm

20/03/2012

Bin Drai

vs

ADCB

Sh Zayed field

5.30 pm

22/03/2012

Sumaya

vs

Bin Drai

Sh Zayed field

4.30 pm

22/03/2012

Ghantoot LR

vs

Zedan

Field 2

5.30 pm

24/03/2012

Habtoor

vs

ADCB

Field 2

4.30 pm

24/03/2012

Abu Dhabi

vs

Desert Palm

Field 1

5.30 pm

26/03/2012

Ghantoot LR

vs

Desert Palm

Field 2

4.30 pm

26/03/2012

Sumaya

vs

ADCB

Sh Zayed field

5.30 pm

28/03/2012

Abu Dhabi

vs

Zedan

Field 2

4.30 pm

28/03/2012

Habtoor

vs

Bin Drai

Sh Zayed field

5.30 pm

30/03/2012

TBC

vs

TBC

Field 1

4.00 pm

30/03/2012

TBC

vs

TBC

Field 1

5.30 pm

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