Oct 17, 2011
Brazil defeated Chile 12-7 to remain unbeaten on day 8 of the
FIP Polo World Cup 2011 being played in San Luis, Argentina.
Brazil had an unsuccessful start in the game and it took two
chukkers to take the team's strategy forward. The comeback of
the Brazilian team was bolstered by the brilliant performance of
Peter Zacharias scorer of several goals for his team after which
Brazil took the lead 5-4 for the first time in the match.
In the second half Chile tried to use the technical strengths of
players Juan Ignacio Sanchez and Vercellino, both trying to
coordinate the attack with long strokes from the back of the
field, but such efforts did not translated into goals and then
two goals gave Brazil the lead 7-4. Chile closed its second
consecutive chukker without scoring goals.
Brazil was really on and not willing to let anyone get in their
way to the final and that is why in the last two chukkas they
did not lower the intensity of the game thanks to Zacharias.
Brazil to take the match by a comfortable score of 12-7.
Both teams gave everything and played to the maximum and not
surprisingly that Chilean fans greeted their riders with
applause and cheers, and then applauded and congratulated to the
Brazil: Beto Junqueira 1, Pedro Zacharias 5, Xande Junqueira 4,
Joao Novaes 4. Total: 14.
Chile: Felipe Vercellino 2, Max Silva 2, Ignacio Vercellino 5,
Juan Sanchez 5. Total: 14.
Chukker by chukker Brazil: : 0-1, 2-4, 5-4, 7-4, 8-5, 12-7