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Iran fails to advance to World Polo Championship 2017

Report by Tehran Times; phtoso by Abdollah Heidari, Islamic Republic News Agency

Iran, South Africa polo match in Tehran

Iran came third at the World Polo Championship 2017 qualifiers which took place in Tehran's Kanoon Chogan, Qasr Firoozeh & the Army Polo Club. India defeated Pakistan 8-7 and booked a place in the competition as champion. India came first, followed by Pakistan, Iran and South Africa.

First Place: India Polo team

Second Place: Pakistan Polo team

Third Place: Iran Polo team

A total of eight teams will participate at the World Polo Championship 2017 in Sydney, Australia.

Australia (host), Chile (reigning world champions), Uruguay and New Zealand have already qualified for the World Polo Championship 2017.

Six days of world-class polo will commence on Saturday 21st October, with the final to take place on Sunday 29th October.

Polo originates from ancient Persia. Its invention is dated variously from the 6th century BC to the 1st century AD.

Iranians still refer to the game of polo by its original Persian name of "Chogan", which means mallet. Iranians still maintain some of the ancient rituals of the game in official polo matches.

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