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Kabaddi World Cup 2016, India vs South Korea Highlights: South Korea stun India in opener

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Kaushal Shukla October 07, 2016 22:28:50 IST
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Kabaddi World Cup 2016, India vs South Korea Highlights: South Korea stun India in opener

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Meanwhile Iran have raced to a 18-2 lead against the USA in just ten minutes. Relentless from the Iranians

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This loss has left everyone bewildered 

Oct 07, 2016 - 21:20 (IST)

Indian captain Anup Kumar on the loss to South Korea: Our raiders weren't at their best today, we also made some mistakes at the end and that's why we lost. But nothing's lost yet. We will get back and correct our mistakes

Oct 07, 2016 - 21:13 (IST)

Oct 07, 2016 - 21:13 (IST)

FT India 32-34 South Korea

India have been stunned in the Kabaddi World Cup opener. Great effort from Jan Kun Lee at the death. What a start to this World Cup. Indian raiders let the team down today. Just 17 raid points in total. This just sets up this tournament brilliantly

Oct 07, 2016 - 21:09 (IST)

SUPER RAID by Jan Kun Lee and he baks it up with two points. Korea lead 33-31

Oct 07, 2016 - 21:05 (IST)

Preview: The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup kicked off on Thursday in the presence of captains of the 12 competing nations, including hosts India.

Besides the hosts, the US, England, Australia, Iran, Poland, Thailand, Bangladesh, South Korea, Japan, Argentina and Kenya will vie for the top honours.

With tensions soaring across the border, Pakistan has already been barred from taking part in the competition.

Kabaddi World Cup 2016 India vs South Korea Highlights South Korea stun India in opener

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An opening-day double-header will see India lock horns with South Korea while Iran take on a relatively easy opponents in first-timers US.

The 12 teams will be divided into two pools of six teams each. The tournament will be played in a round-robin format, where the top two sides from each pool will qualify for the semis, with the final slated for 22October.

On the occasion, International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) President Janardan Singh Gehlot said: "This is a watershed moment for the sport of Kabaddi globally. The IKF has been working to develop Kabaddi as a competitive discipline."

"With 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, the sport is all set to break through on the global stage. There is a lot of excitement among all participants and we are sure that the same energy will be transferred to the fans watching it in stands and screens across the world."

"It gives me immense pleasure to see such diversity in participation. I am sure the teams will inspire many more people in their countries to take up the sport," he added.

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