Oct 18, 2011
Argentina defeated India 14-9 to remain unbeaten on day 9 of the
FIP Polo World Cup 2011 being played in San Luis, Argentina.
They will play the winner of Brazil and England in the final.
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The Argentina team came out on top of Group A with four wins in
as many games played. With todays win over India 14-9, the team
led by Martin Zubia they advance to the final of the tournament,
and will play the winner from the clash between Brazil and
England on Wednesday Estancia Grande Polo Club.
The Argentine team knowing that they had reached the World Cup
final, relaxed and lowered their level of play and tried to win
from the first chukker. The game started with a goal down to
India, and the first chukker ended in a 3-2 lead for India.
From the second chukker the match suffered a drop in intensity.
The game became slow and interrupted by fouls which made the job
of the 8 players in the field converting penalties. Argentina
took the lead 5-3 and this leadership on the board continued
until the end of the game.
In the third chukker Argentine players Alfredo Salvador and
Jauretche Capella allowed the home side to stretch the score
difference and end the first half 10-4. Something also to
highlight is the good performance and the contribution of Martin
Ichauspe who is is always talking and giving encouragement to
the rest of the team.
In the second half of the game things would did not change much
while and the final result would be 14-9 in favor of Argentina.
Argentina: Pablo Llorente 4, Alfredo Capella 4, Martin Inchauspe
5, Salvador Jauretche 1. Total: 14.
India: Ravi Rathore 3, Vishal Chauhan 2, Samir Suhag 5, Tarun
Sirohi 3. Total: 13.
Chukker by chukker Argentina: : (0-1) 2-3, 5-3, 10-4, 12-7,