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Argentina takes home its fifth title as World Champions

Argentina takes home its fifth title as World Champions

The XI FIP World Polo Championship Sydney 2017 has come to an end. This event will be recorded as one of the best World Championships in the history of the tournament. Sydney Polo Club, the organizers, delivered a world-class event on which no detail was left to be improvised, everything was organized to perfection. After Argentina emerged victorious from a nail-biting final match with Chile, the day closed with a show and the reassurance that Australia and most precisely Sydney, are destinations where you can find the best polo in the world, combined with excellent hosts.

The final contenders for the last World Cup in Chile, met again at 3 pm this time in Sydney, to fight for the title. As every final match, it looked like both teams had studied their opponents and previous games carefully, to ensure the best tactics. This game was also entirely paused, not abundant in runs. The goals at the beginning were mostly penalties, but at the end, the game got mind-wrecking: during the sixth chukka, where both teams were tied at 5-5, Chile suddenly scored a goal one minute before the bell tolled. 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. 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 8-7. Argentina, undefeated, cheered as they celebrated their fifth World Championship title, proving once more, the golden standards that are a trademark of Argentinian Polo.

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