Five time world Polo Champion -
! Argentina won its 5th title as Polo World Champions this year Sydney 2017 !
The XI. FIP WORLD POLO CHAMPIONSHIP, SYDNEY 2017 has come to an end. Sydney Polo Club, the organizers, delivered a world-
After Argentina emerged victorious from a nail-
Argentina met Chile, on 29.Oct 2017, Sydney Polo Club, to fight for the title.
As every final match, certainly both teams had studied their opponents and previous games carefully, to ensure the best tactics in the fight for the World Champions Titel -
during the sixth chukka, where both teams were tied at 5-
But Argentina was determined to keep on fighting: Lucio Fernandez Ocampo, with a historical run, scored a new goal for his team and took the game again to a tie.
Than the final chukka was quite dramatic: both teams were struggling, and it took a long time to define the match. Chile had more opportunities than Argentina, but the MVP Lucio Fernandez Ocampo again was decided to get his team the victory and scored the golden goal. The final score was 8-
Argentina, undefeated, cheered as they celebrated their fifth World Championship title, proving once more, the golden standards that are a trademark of Argentinian Polo.
Polo Team Chile, Sydney 2017 -
The Match for the third spot, between England and USA:
An exciting match between two very equal teams, meanwhile the USA was on the winning streak until the last chukka, where England got the game to a tie. During the supplementary chukka, England scored the golden goal and won the third spot 6-
Satnam Dhillon, England Polo Team:
“The quality of the horses here in Australia was fantastic; I am amazed at the quality. You never saw horses turning or leaping; it’s brilliant. We are thinking of taking a couple (of the horses) back to England for the high goal.
Obviously, about winning, we just had to keep going: keep pushing, keep fighting, and we did it. This last match was very hard. It’s a tough game; emotions are always high. It gets a bit passionate between us on the pitch, but it is what it is. We got a good lesson in Australia in polo; we were surprised by the fast pitches. We did mess up against New Zealand, but we won a lot of games. We should have been in the finals if we didn’t mess up the game against New Zealand. We played against Chile, and we beat them quite convincingly. It is great to be third, but that wasn't the objective.” -
English Polo Team, -
This oustanding International Polo Tournament, organized by Peter Higgins owner of the Sydney Polo Club, providing also oustanding Horses to all participating Polo Teams was set up to entertain Guests and Polo Teams with lots of Sideevents, celebrations, meetings, Parties and Galadinner over more than 2 weeks -
Spanish Polo Team at the 'Horse Lenders Appreciation Lunch' -
Polo Team Captains at Sponsors Thank You Breakfast, Sydney Polo Club
Polo Match England vs. Chile
Yacht World Polochampionship Celebration Sydney Harbour
The Federation of International Polo FIP recognized the outstanding organization of the XI. FIP Polo Worldchampionship 2017, Sydney during the Gala Dinner.
The host, Sydney Polo Club and its CEO Peter Higgins and organizer of the Worldchampionship received from australian FIP President Nicholas Colquhoun-
CEO, XI. FIP Polo Worldchampionchip Sydney -
India vs. Chile; Spain vs. Argentina; USA vs. Australia
Spanish Polo Team, Sponsor Valecuatro -
XI. FIP Polo World Championship 2017, results
Argentina Polo Team:
Lucio Fernandez Ocampo (MVP), Héctor Guerrero, Valentín Novillo Astrada, Tomás Panelo
Chile Polo Team:
José Martínez, José Zegers, Andrés Vial, José Pereira
England Polo Team:
USA Polo Team:
Matias Gonzalez, Jesse Bray, Felipe Viana, James Wright
About 12 other countries, all also with fantastic Polo Teams, were not able to qualify in the previous matches for this year XI. FIP Polo World Championship Sydney 2017, admitting only a selected group of 8 Polo Teams, -
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