2008 World Polo Championship

The 2008 World Polo Championship, eight edition, took place in Mexico during May 2008 and was won by Chile.[1]

The Chilean team with President Michelle Bachelet after they won the trophy of the 2008 World Polo Championship.

Background edit

This event will bring together eight teams from around the world in the Campo Marte of the Mexican capital, where they will play the finals, and all three pitches Tecamac Polo Club, located in the state of Mexico, the Federal District neighboring entity.

Already confirmed the selections are classified as at the end of 2007 completed the classification process. The seleccions participating are: Brazil, as reigning world champion in the category; Mexico, as host country, Canada, New Zealand, England, South Africa, Spain and Chile.

Mexico received the headquarters of the event thanks to the work of the entrepreneur Pablo Rincón Gallardo Corcuera, known as Mr.Polo in the Mexican community in the years and winner of 70 Cup Avila Camacho and Eduardo Sólorzano Barrón, holders Propolo century. The institution was unable to continue with the completion of the project because of the death in 2006 of Rincon-Gallardo. Since the start of efforts to achieve headquarters Propolo century was supported by the Family Bailleres who continue as sponsors via El Palacio de Hierro, one of the companies it owns.

A decision was taken to seek support for the International Polo (FIP) in the form of a postponement of the Championship. Originally open on November 20, 2007. The international governing body accepted at the same time that a new Organizing Committee took over concretize the tournament. Group headed by polista Alfredo Solorzano and the president of the Mexican Federation of Polo, Rogelio Igartúa.

Fixture and results edit

Pool results edit

April 24, 2008
  England 5 – 7   Brazil 09:30 UTC-7
  New Zealand 5 – 3.5   Canada 11:15 UTC-7
  Spain 5 – 6   Chile 13:30 UTC-7
  Mexico 9 – 5   South Africa 15:15 UTC-7
April 26, 2008
  Mexico 9 – 8   England 12:00 UTC-7
April 27, 2008
  Spain 9 – 7.5   New Zealand 10:00 UTC-7
  Chile 8 – 6   Canada 11:45 UTC-7
  South Africa 6 – 7   Brazil 13:30 UTC-7
April 29, 2008
  Canada 6 – 9   Spain 09:30 UTC-7
  Chile 14.5 – 6   New Zealand 11:15 UTC-7
  Brazil 8 – 5   Mexico 13:30 UTC-7
  England 4 – 4.5   South Africa 15:15 UTC-7

Knockout stages edit

May 1, 2008
May 3, 2008
May 1, 2008
Third place
May 3, 2008

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