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8th Polo World Championship 2008, Mexico, Indianpolo.com, Plo in India, FIP Polo World Cup 2007

8th Polo World Championship
Mexico 2008
Apr 21 - May 4, 2008

MAIN / RESULTS

TEAMS
Mexico
Brazil
South Africa
Chile
Canada
Spain
New Zealand
England

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FIP World Cup 2007 Playoffs
New Zealand
Feb/Mar 2007

POINT STANDINGS
Team P W D L Pts
NZ 4 2  1 1 5
AUS 4 1  1 2 3
SA 4 4     8
IND 4 2   2 4
PAK 4     4 0

Schedules
Teams

Results
Day 1: Feb 26, '07
Day 2: Feb 27, '07
Day 3: Feb 28, '07
Day 4: Mar 01, '07
Day 5: Mar 03, '07
Day 6: Mar 04, '07

 

 

 

8th Polo World Championship
 
Mexico Apr 21-May 4, 2008


Mexico

Canada

New Zealand

Spain

Brazil

South Africa

Chile

England

 

May 3, 2008
Chile dethroned defending champions Brazil to win the  8th Polo World Championship.  Hosts Mexico claim 3rd place, defeating Spain.

 

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May 3, 2008 --- FINAL
Defending champions Brazil were dethroned by Chile  (11 - 9) in the 8th World Polo Championship being played in Mexico.

The game was evenly placed especially in the first 3 chukkers in which Brazil began to take the advantage and it seemed that the end was near for Chile, however brothers Alejandro and Matias Vial led the team to its first title in history for their country. The two of them scored nine of the goals for thir team.

 Brazil's Caio Siquini scored 4 four goals, while Toledo and Pedro Ganon contributed with two each and Renato Junqueira scored one goal.

Mexico defeated Spain (13-12) to clinch the 3rd spot with Spain placing 4th in the tournament.


 

SCOREBOARD
Date Time Venue Teams Score Winner
Apr 24 9:30 TC, Field 3 England Vs Brazil 7 - 5 Brazil
Apr 24 11:15 TC, Field 2 New Zealand Vs Canada 6 - 4.5 New Zealand
Apr 24 1:30 TC, Field 1 Spain Vs Chile 6 - 5 Chile
Apr 24 3:15 TC, Field 1 Mexico Vs South Africa 9 - 5 Mexico
Apr 26 12:00 Campo Mexico Vs England 9 - 8 Mexico
Apr 27 10:00 TC, Field 3 Spain Vs New Zealand 8 - 7.5 Spain
Apr 27 11:45 TC, Field 2 Chile Vs Canada 8 - 6 Chile
Apr 27 1:30 TC. Field 1 South Africa Vs Brazil 8 - 6 Brazil
Apr 29 10:00 TC, Field 3 Spain Vs Canada 9 - 6 Spain
Apr 29 11:45 TC, Field 2 New Zealand Vs Chile 14.5 - 6 Chile
Apr 29 1:30 TC, Field 1 Mexico Vs Brazil 8 - 5 Brazil
Apr 29 3:15 TC, Field 2 England Vs South Africa 4.5 - 4 South Africa
May 1 10:30 Campo Mexico Vs Chile SEMI FINAL 10 - 9 Chile
May 1 1:00 Campo Brazil Vs Spain  SEMI FINAL 7 - 6 Brazil
May 3 9:30 TC 3rd and 4th place - MEX Vs ESP 13 - 12 Mexico
May 3 12:00 Campo BRAZIL Vs CHILE ----- FINAL 11 - 9 CHILE
TC - Tecamac          Campo - Campo Deportivo Militar Marte

 

POINT STANDINGS AT THE END OF THE 3 ROUNDS
GROUP A Played Won Lost Goals For Goals Against
Mexico 3 2 1 23 21
Brazil 3 3 0 23 16
England 3 0 3 17 20.5
South Africa 3 1 2 15.5 21
           
GROUP B Played Won Lost Goals For Goals Against
New Zealand 3 1 2 19.5 27
Chile 3 3 0 28.5 17
Spain 3 2 1 22 19.5
Canada 3 0 3 16.5 22
           

 

May 1, 2008 --- Semi-finals
Defending champions Brazil made a great comeback against Spain in the last three chukkers to advance to the final of the 8th World Polo Championship 2008 in Mexico.  Brazil defeated Spain in the semi final by 7 goals to 6.  In the first chukker, Spain got ahead 1-0 thanks to a move by Pascal Sainz, who recovered the ball in the middle of the field. In the second chukker Ignacio Domeq increased the lead for Spain.  At the end of the 3rd chukker Spain was leading 4 - 0. However, Toledo and Gustavo Siquini Caio starred in the 4th chukker onwards to stop the Spanish attack.  By the end of the 5th chukker Brazil was ahead of Spain. Pascual Sainz and the rest of Team Spain could not catch up to Brazil who won the game  7 - 6 at the end of the 6th and final chukker. Brazil scored 6 unanswered goals.
Teams:
Brazil: Gustavo Toledo (+1), Renato Junqueira (+5), Pedro Ganon (+5), Caio Sinquini (+3)
Spain: Pascual Sainz (+4), Nicholas Alvarez (+3), Ignacio Domeq (+3), Gonzaga Valdes (+3).

In the other semi-final Chile knocked out home team Mexico with a score of 10 goals to 9.

BRAZIL will meet CHILE in the Final on Saturday May 3, 2008.  The 3rd and 4th place game between Mexico and Spain will take place earlier the same day.

April 29, 2008
Mexico (Home team) and Brazil (defending World Cup champion) faced off in the much anticipated match at Tecamac.  Mexico was undefeated until now, but was unable to continue their winning streak.  They went down to Brazil 8 goals to 5.
In the 1st chukker, Mexico's Carlos Gracida Jr. and Ulysses Escapite collided against each other.  Although their were no major injuries Carlos was unable to continue as he cut his lip which would require stitches.  Roberto Gonzalez Gracida, Coach of the Mexican team had to replace Carlos (+1) and Ulysses (+3) to keep the handicap level.  In their place came Diego Velarde and Jesus Solorzano.  However, due to these changes there was lack of coordination in the Mexican team which contributed to their loss.  Scorers for Mexico were Julio Gracida in the third chukker, Valerio Aguilar with two goals in the fourth chukker and Julio Gracida who scored two goals in the last chukker. For Brazil Caio Siquini scored four goals, Pedro Ganon with 3 and one for Renato Junqueira.
In the other games Spain defeated Canada (9-6),  Chile defeated New Zealand (14.5-6). Brothers Matias and Alejandro Vial, and Recaredo Ossa excelled for Chile while Craig Wilson and Robert Watson were instrumental for the Kiwis. In the other inconsequential match South Africa defeated England (4.5-4).
Brazil will face Spain, while Mexico will play Chile in the semi finals on May 1.