Kabbadi world cup: First Match between India and South Korea


India to face off with South Korea in the first match of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup in Gujarat on 7 October at the Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad. It is the third season of the international format.

The host champions will be looking forward for a win. If the defending champions wins the case then it will be a third time in a row. The defending champions will have to face tough competition, especially from the teams pitted in Pool A. Their neighbours Bangladesh, along with England, Australia and Argentina are also placed in the same pool as India.

South Korea’s Jang Kun Lee has featured in India’s Kabaddi league, Pro-Kabaddi League and it is a new popular sport in that country. Dong Ju Hong is leading the South East Asian nation and they possess all the qualities to beat Anup Kumar’s side on Friday.

Team News


Squad: Anup Kumar (Captain), Ajay Thakur, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Jasvir Singh, Mohit chillar, Manjeet Chhillar, Pardeep Narwal, Sandeep Narwal, Surendra Nada, Rahul Chaudhari, Surjeet, Nitin Tomar, Kiran Parmar

South Korea

Squad: Dong Ju Hong (Captain), Kim Ki-dong, Park Hyun-il, Eom Tae-deok, Lee Jang-kun. Yook Sang-min, Ahn Hwan-gi, Jung Kwang-soo, Seo Dea-ho, Kim Seong-ryeol, Kim Gyung-tae, Heo Youn-chan.

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