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Samsung Nations Cup Series: teams qualified for the Final

SAMSUNG NATIONS CUP SERIES
World Final: participating teams

The Samsung Nations Cup Final will take place on 24 August in Donaueschingen (GER).

After the two last qualifying CSIOs in Dublin (IRL) and Bratislava (SVK), the starting field of the Final is known: they are the seven best teams of the Samsung Nations Cup standings plus one wild card for an overseas team.

Germany (leader of the rankings with 63 points)
Italy (53)
Belgium (48)
France (46)
The Netherlands (41)
Ireland (35)
Sweden (35)
USA (wild card, 18)

The Top 5 of the standings before the last two qualifiers had their place already secured for the Final. Last week-end saw the battle for the remaining two places between four European teams: Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland and Great Britain. Best overseas team, USA received a wild card, as the best overseas team.

Ireland qualified at home by finishing third in front of an enthusiastic crowd in Dublin. Switzerland sent one team to Ireland and one to Slovakia, but did not manage to collect more than 3 points for their 5th place in Dublin and 1 point for their 6th place in the Slovak Republic. Great Britain finished 4th in Dublin and also missed its chance to start in the Final.

The team that Sweden sent to Bratislava was rather successful and finished third, earning 4 points and its qualification to the Final.

The riders participating in the Final will be announced shortly.

For more information on the Final: www.chi-donaueschingen.de

The standings and results of all CSIO part of the Samsung Nations Cup Series are published on the FEI website http://www.horsesport.org/fei/consult/consult_02/con_02_01.html

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Samsung Nations Cup 2001/2002 World Final will take place in Donaueschingen (GER) on Saturday 24 August.

Samsung Electronics has supported sports marketing activities world-wide with a strong initiative in equestrian sports since 1988. In 1996 Samsung took the world-wide sponsorship of the Nations Cup in co-operation with the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the ruling body of the world-wide equestrian sport.

Samsung DIGITall, everyone's invited For further information about the Samsung Nations Cup Series or other sports marketing activities, visit: http://www.samsungnationscup.com or http://www.samsungelectronics.com

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