The first semi finalists of the Polo Rider Cup 2021 for Group 1 were decided during the fifth day of the tournament on June 14.
Polo Park Zürich, composed of Richard Harris (0), Elena Venot (1), Min Podesta (7), and Carlos Solari (4), and Hong Kong Polo Association, with members Edouard Costes (0), Thierry Vetois (3), Adrien Le Gallo (3), and Brieuc Rigaux (6), played against each other and entered the semi finals. The game ended in a narrow one-goal victory for the Swiss team, 9 to 8.
Meanwhile, Hamburger Polo Club, with Caesar Crasemann (4), Heinrich Dumrath (4), Caspar Crasemann (4), and Daniel Crasemann (0), beat Polo Club de Chantilly, with Sam Sztarkman (1), Martin Joaquin (5), Jota Chavanne (5), and Alex Sztarkman (1), by 8 to 4. With this result, the German team ended in third place of the group.
The opening match of the day saw Moscow Polo Club, with Gleb Fetisov (0), Simon Zavaleta (5), Edouard Pan (5), and Misha Rodzianko (2), winning against Polo Club Düsseldorf, with Otto Blank (0), Jesús Bordoni (2), Adrián Laplacette (6), and Miguel Amieva (4), at the over time by 8 to 7. Polo Club Düsseldorf was in front of the score in all the chukkers, but at the end of the fifth chukker, Edouard placed his team in front of the score for the first time. Afterwards, Adrian scored the goal that forced the extra chukker. At the start of the overtime, Jesús committed a fault to Simon Zavaleta, who scored the winning goal.
At the end of the day, a penalty shoot-out was disputed between Moscow Polo Club and Polo Club de Chantilly to decide the fourth and fifth position, where the French team took the victory.