Elite Horse and Polo Club pre­pares for World Cup

Azer News - - Country Guide - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Four in­ter­na­tional teams will line-up for the 5th CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup in Baku, on Septem­ber 8-10.

The 5th Arena Polo World Cup will fea­ture Team Grand Cham­pi­ons Polo Club (Palm Beach, USA), Team Elite Horse & Polo Club (Baku, Azer­bai­jan), Team Mon­teCarlo Polo Team (Monte Carlo, Monaco) and the Team Ev­viva Polo Club (St. Moritz, Switzer­land).

Pre­sen­ta­tion of the teams will be held at the JW Mar­riott Ab­sheron ho­tel on Septem­ber 7 fol­low­ing a press-con­fer­ence.

The Elite Horse and Polo Club team con­tin­ues prepa­ra­tions for the Cup. The head coach of the team, Namiq Oru­jov, said that the train­ings are in line with the sched­ule.

"Our team con­tin­ues train­ings twice a day. At the be­gin­ning of the day we pre­fer phys­i­cal loads. Then comes tac­ti­cal ex­er­cises. The team is pre­par­ing for the com­pe­ti­tion with full squad,” he said adding that player’s mood is good.

The Azer­bai­jani team will face the United States Grand Cham­pion Polo club in the open­ing match.

“We are con­vinced we will reach the goal and prove the hopes,” he added.

Since the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Arena Polo World Cup Azer­bai­jan in 2013, the host team won the first ever FIP Arena Polo Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship in 2015.

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