XI WORLD FIP - AUSTRALIA 2017
THE ARGENTINE POLO SELECTION TRAVELS SIDNEY IN SEARCH OF HIS 5th. WORLD TITLE
PHOTO: MATÍAS CALLEJO
Next Sunday 15/10, the Argentine Polo Team led by Diego Braun will travel to Sydney, Australia, to compete in the XI FIP World Championship with 14 goals, in which he will try to achieve his fifth title (to this day is the maximum winner of the tournament with 4 trophies, the last of them achieved in San Luis, in 2011).
The "Topo", as everyone knows Braun, replaced Daniel Gónzalez, the TD who won the South American qualifiers played in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in January of this year.
Héctor Guerrero (5 handicap goals), Valentín Novillo Astrada (5), Tomás Panelo (3) and Lucio Fernández Ocampo (2) will play in the grouping, ; who were joined by Ivan Maldonado (4), Ignacio Bello (2) and Federico Panzillo (2), who replaced Javier Cabrera Castilla and Juan Nagore, who had participated in the tie.
In addition to the 7 players and coach Braun, the Argentine delegation is led by AAP vice-president, Delfín Uranga, who will be with them in Australia during the contest.
The XI World Championship of 14 goals organized by the International Polo Federation (FIP) will be played between Saturday 21 and Sunday 29/10 at the Sidney Polo Club, located in Richmond, Australia.
Argentina will join Group A, alongside the United States (rival at the opening match), Spain and local Australia; while in the B will be Chile (defending champion), England, India and New Zealand.
The complete fixture is as follows:
Saturday 21/10 - Group A
Argentina vs. United States (Match 1) and Australia Vs. Spain (P.2)
Sunday 22/10 - Group B
England vs. India (P.3) and Chile Vs. New Zealand (P.4).
Tuesday 24/10 - Group A
Winner Match 1 vs. Loser Match 2 and Match Winner 2 vs. Loser Match 1
Wednesday 25/10 - Group A
Winner Match 3 vs. Loser Match 4 and Match 4 Winner vs. Loser Match 3
Saturday 28/10 - Groups A and B
Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2 and Loser Match 2 vs. Loser Match 1
Winner Match 3 vs. Winner Match 4 and Loser Match 4 vs. Loser Match 3
Match for Third Place: Second Group A vs. Second Group B
Final of the Contest: First Group A vs. First Group B
XI MUNDIAL FIP - AUSTRALIA 2017
LA SELECCIóN ARGENTINA DE POLO VIAJA A SIDNEY EN BUSCA DE SU 5TO. TíTULO MUNDIAL (FOTO: MATíAS CALLEJO).