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Fri 25th Jan 2013

England off to good start in China

The FIP Snow Polo World Cup is now underway at Tianjin in China

ENGLAND WON THE opening match against the USA at the FIP Snow Polo World Cup.

The England team of George Meyrick, Oli Hipwood and James Harper defeated the USA side of Robert Yackley, Alan Martinez and Mika Azzaro 4-2 in their first group match. England will now face New Zealand in their second group match tomorrow. 

Defending champions Hong Kong and South Africa were the other winners on day one of the 16-goal tournament. Hong Kong defeated Brazil 7-4 and South Africa had a comfortable 7-3 win over India.

Twelve teams are contesting the world cup, which is sanctioned by the FIP for the second year and held at Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan Polo Club.

Group matches will continue until Monday 28 January. The final will take place on 3 February.

Photograph: England (in white) and the USA in action today

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