New Delhi: The four semi-finalist countries of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup---India, Iran, Republic of Korea and Thailand--- are all set to put up a big fight to win the tournament.
Over the last 13 days, the tournament saw some powerful performances by over 150 athletes from India, the United States of America, England, Australia, Iran, Kenya, Poland, Thailand, Bangladesh, Republic of Korea, Japan, and Argentina. We saw a lot of memorable performances, great comebacks, big upsets, and emergence of new talent in the group stage of the tournament.
Now the intensity of competition is expected to reach unprecedented levels as the final four - India, Iran, Republic of Korea and Thailand - clash for the ultimate prize at The Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad.
Courtesy to some scintillating performances in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, India will take on Thailand in the semifinal of the Kabaddi World Cup in Ahmedabad tonight.
The match will begin at 9 PM IST.
Seven times champion India finished 2nd in Pool A after opening match defeat to South Korea, who ended up as group leaders.
India, with an experienced raid team and solid defense to back them, will look to dominate Thailand when they face off in their semi-final match. India recovered very well from their last minute loss to Republic of Korea in the opening match and has won all its four remaining group stage matches easily.
It will be a treat for the fans to watch India`s captain Anup Kumar drive the team forward for the biggest challenges of his Kabaddi career so far.India`s opponent in the last four, Thailand, came to the tournament with a young squad that is fit, agile and boasts of a strong defence. Led by Khomsan Thongkam, the team put up quite a challenge in the group stage by beating a very physical Kenya.
India will be facing Thailand while the other semi-final is between South Korea and Iran.
Over the last 13 days, the tournament saw some powerful performances by over 150 athletes from India, the United States of America, England, Australia, Iran, Kenya, Poland, Thailand, Bangladesh, Republic of Korea, Japan, and Argentina.
DATE:- 21st October (Friday)
TIME: 9:00 PM IST
TEAMS: India (Group A 2nd Placed Team) Vs Thailand (Group B Topper) (Semi-final 1)
VENUE- Ahmedabad (TransStadia)
TELECAST: Star Sports Network
LIVE STREAM: Hotstar
(With Agency inputs)