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




Oct 12, 2011
Argentina remains unbeaten by defeating Pakistan 17-8 on day 3 of the FIP Polo World Cup 2011 being played in San Luis, Argentina.


On a day marked by bad weather and much cold, fog and rain nevertheless held the second date of the zone A games. Argentina in the first game of the day defeated Pakistan 17-8.

The game began playing under a steady drizzle that did not stop during the very good first chukker of the Argentine team, which scored five consecutive goals without a goal by Pakistan. The first period ended 5-2 due to Pakistan receiving two goals for having lower handicap.

In the second period the Argentine team of Martin Ichauspe came out well mounted on their horses and willing to take command of the score to head towards their second victory. Thesecond chukker highlight the performance of the back of Argentina, Salvador Jauretche leading the offense of his team.

Pakistan remained unable to establish themselves in the game and this second chukker and could score goals, while Argentina scored three goals to extend their lead to 8-2.

In the beginning of the third chukker Temur Nadeem became the first goal scorer for Pakistan, and in these seven minutes the Pakistani team gave signs of returning to the game leading the chukker for a partial 3-1. Argentina this time could only score a single goal, but still was at the forefront of the score 9-5. And in this way they finished the first half of the party.

At the beginning of the second half we saw a good performance from the Argentine team, which at times played excellently. Argentina finished with their second victory b 17-8 in equal number of games played and remains undefeated.

Argentina: Pablo Llorente 4 (5 goals), Alfredo Capella 4 (2 goals), Martin Inchauspe 5 (6 goals), Salvador Jauretche 1 (5 goals): 17
Pakistan: Ahmed Tiwana 3, Temur Nadeem 2 (2 goals), Raja Sami Ullah 4 (3 goals), Saquib Khakwani 3 (1 goal): 6 + 2 handicap: 8

Chukker by chukker Argentina: 5-2, 8-2, 9-5, 12-6, 14-8, 17-8.