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    Ph. Zahra Abbasi

FIP World Polo Championship Playoffs Zone E
FIP World Polo Championship Playoffs Zone EFIP World Polo Championship Playoffs Zone E

FIP World Polo Championship Playoffs Zone E

India qualified for the final round in Sydney

July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017
The event was held in Tehran, which is the capital city of Iran with a population of over 15 million people. 

The "Horse Draw and Practice Chukkas" took place at Kanoon Chogan a private club located in Karaj which is a city of about 2 million people, 40 km west of Tehran.  The club owner provided over 60% of the tournament horses.  The remainder were provided by Tehran's other three clubs: Qasr Firoozeh, Noroozabad, and Army Ground Forces Polo Club.  Kanoon Chogan has two grass fields and a grass stick and ball field.  The club contains about 170 horses.  That tally includes around 40 pure-blood Arabians and also the owners own thoroughbred type polo horses.
 
The first and third days of the games were held at the Qasr Firoozeh Polo Club, which is located in East Tehran.  The club itself is quite old and is registered as an Iranian National Heritage location.  The club has two regulation grass fields and stabling for close to 300 horses.  The club was part of a historic palace from the Qajar Dynasty.  Qasr Firoozeh means "turquoise palace" in Persian and is also the name of that particular district in Tehran. 
 
The second day of the games were held at the Army Ground Forces Polo Club.  The club is located near a residential district in North Tehran.  The club itself is built on a steep slope and has a regulation grass field that was cut into the mountains.  The club possesses a view of all of Tehran. 
 
- 3 July - Qasr Firoozeh Polo Club
Game 1 Iran 8 v India 10,
Game 2: South Africa 6 v Pakistan 8

- 5 July - Army Polo Club
Game 1: Iran 7 v Pakistan 9
Game 2:India 6 v South Africa 5

- 7 July - Qasr Firoozeh Polo Club
Game 1: Iran 6,5 v South Africa 4
Game 2: India 8 v Pakistan 7