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Morocco wins the International Mohammed VI Polo Trophy

The Moroccan selection (A) won Saturday the 3rd edition of the International Mohammed VI Polo Trophy, organized by the Royal Guard from June 9 to 15, under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI.

Represented by the Royal Guard team, the national team was crowned champion of this edition after winning the final, which took place at the Polo Club Souissi, against the team of Portugal on score 7 to 4.

The Moroccan team managed to take control at the start of the first run with a score of 5-0 and continued to shine in the second (6-1) and third inning (7-3).

In front of a large audience, the Moroccan domination continued during the fourth and final round allowing the national team to win the final on the score of 7 to 4 and win the title of the 3rd edition of the competition.

In the opening match, the Moroccan team defeated Nigeria (9-6) and France (7-5) in the second group match (A).

For its part, the Portuguese team reached the final after beating, in games counting for the group (B), the National Team (B) represented by the Nakhil Club (5-4) and the Egyptian selection (2 -2).

At the end of the ranking match that took place before the final, the Moroccan team (B) finished third in the competition by overcoming the French selection (8-6).

HH Prince Moulay Rachid presides in Rabat the final of the 3rd edition of the International Mohammed VI Polo Trophy.

Organized under the auspices of the Moroccan Royal Federation of Polo, this year’s edition brought together teams representing France, Portugal, Nigeria, Egypt and the host country, Morocco, which participated with two teams namely the national team (A) represented by the Royal Guard and the national team (B) represented by the Nakhil Club.

The teams participating in this international sporting event have been divided into two groups, the first group comprising Morocco (A), Nigeria and France, while the second is composed of the national team (B), Portugal and Egypt.

The polo games are held in several rounds (from 4 to 8), lasting 7 and a half minutes each, with breaks of 3 minutes allowing players to change horses.

If both teams are tied at the end of the game, additional time is allowed for the team that scores the first goal to win the match. The meeting is officiated by two referees on the field and, in the absence of agreement on a specific decision, they resort to the third referee watching the match from outside the court.

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