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2016 Kabaddi World Cup: Full schedule

Sitam Chaki
|Fri Oct 07 2016


Defending champions India will attempt to defend their crown in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. 12 international teams from across different Olympic geographies will play in the fortnight-long tournament.

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The tournament had already been inaugurated by International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) President, Janardan Singh Gehlot. The captains of the 12 participating teams were also present at the event.

The teams are divided into two pools of six teams each, with the top two from each pool advancing to the semi-finals. India are grouped with South Korea, Australia, Bangladesh, Argentina and England, while Iran, USA, Japan, Poland, Thailand and Kenya are the teams that form the second pool.

“This is the watershed moment for the sport of Kabaddi globally. The International Kabaddi Federation has been working to develop Kabaddi as a competitive discipline. With 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, the sport is all set to breakthrough on a global stage,” IKF President, Gehlot, had earlier stated.

2016 Kabaddi World Cup schedule (India’s matches highlighted)
7 October, 20:00 hrs IST: India vs South Korea
7 October, 21:00 hrs IST: USA vs Iran
8 October, 19:00 hrs IST: England vs Bangladesh
8 October, 20:00 hrs IST: Poland vs Kenya
8 October, 21:00 hrs IST: India vs Australia
9 October, 19:00 hrs IST: Argentina vs South Korea
9 October, 20:00 hrs IST: United States vs Japan
9 October, 21:00 hrs IST: Iran vs Thailand
10 October, 20:00 hrs IST: England vs Australia
10 October, 21:00 IST hrs IST: Poland vs Thailand
11 October, 20:00 hrs IST: Iran vs Kenya
11 October, 21:00 hrs IST: India vs Bangladesh
12 October, 21:00 hrs IST: Australia vs Argentina
13 October, 20:00 hrs IST: Thailand vs Kenya
13 October, 21:00 hrs IST: Bangladesh vs South Korea
14 October, 20:00 hrs IST: England vs Argentina
14 October, 21:00 hrs IST: United States vs Poland
15 October, 19:00 hrs IST: South Korea vs Australia
15 October, 20:00 hrs IST: Japan vs Iran
15 October, 21:00 hrs IST: India vs Argentina
16 October, 19:00 hrs IST: Thailand vs United States
16 October, 20:00 hrs IST: South Korea vs England
16 October, 21:00 hrs IST: Japan vs Kenya
17 October, 20:00 hrs IST: Poland vs Iran
17 October, 21:00 hrs IST: Australia vs Bangladesh
18 October, 20:00 hrs IST: United States vs Kenya
18 October, 21:00 hrs IST: India vs England
19 October, 20:00 hrs IST: Bangladesh vs Argentina
19 October, 21:00 hrs IST: Thailand vs Japan
Semifinals:
21 October, 20:00 hrs IST: TBA vs TBA
21 October, 21:00 hrs IST: TBA vs TBA
Final:
22 October, 21:00 hrs IST: TBA vs TBA
Venue
The Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad

Where to watch

Fans in India can catch all the action live on Star Sports 2 and Sports 3 as well as in HD. For those stuck in office, there is Hotstar.com.                   

 


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