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Mon 13th Sep 2021

FIP XIII European Championship Underway

Opening win for Spain

The 2021 FIP XIII European Championship began yesterday, Sunday 12 September, with the first match between Spain and Switzerland, which saw Spain secure a convincing 12-5½ win. The tournament is being played from 12 – 19 September at Ayala Polo Club and Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande, Spain, with two groups of three 6-8 goal teams competing throughout the tournament. Each team will play two group games and a Final. The tournament continues today with Austria vs Italy, followed by a double header on Tuesday 14 September with Switzerland vs Netherlands and the loser of today’s match vs Germany 
FIP XIII European Championship Teams:
Zone A
Switzerland (6): Tito Gaudenzi (2), Luca Meier (1), Fabio Meier (1) & Janik Oertli (2)
Netherlands (8): Boudewijn Brouns (1), Kevin Korst (2), Robert Watson (4) & Milan Venkata Raman (1)
Zone B
Austria (7): Walter Scherb (1), Jakob Plessen (0), Martin Bleier (2) & Diego Braun (4)
Italy (8): Stefano Giansanti (0), Therance Cusmano (1), Francisco Macloughlin (4) & Miguel Lagos Marmol (3)
Germany (8): Christopher Kirsch (3), Paul Grabosch (2), Anton Grabosch (2) & Emil Grabosch (1)
Photograph: Spain defeated Switzerland in the opening match. By Polo Art Images (Neil Egerton)

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