Hosts and defending Champions India have booked their berth in the finals and will take on Asian Champions Pakistan in the men’s category of the 3rd edition of the Kabbadi World Cup. In the women’s category reigning world champions India will meet Malaysia. The city of Ludhiana, Punjab is all geared up for the title clash.
Earlier, Indian men defeated Iran 71-23 in the semi-final match played at Bathinda, Punjab while Pakistan crushed Canada 53-27 to stake their claim on the World Cup. India would be looking to avenge their loss to Pakistan in the finals of the 2nd Asia Cup in Lahore, Pakistan.
In the women’s division Malaysian women overcame Danish challenge by 41 to 25 and stormed into the finals while champions India breezed past the English who hardly resisted, the final score read 56 to 7. Indians are now all set to repeat their performance from the last women’s world cup.
In the matches played for third positions, Canadian men defeated Iran 51 to 35 at Bathinda while English women edged out Denmark in a closely fought encounter with the scoreboard reading 36-28.