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DAY 3: Giants and dark horses to feature on Super Sunday

09 October 2016

Kabaddi has already started to make waves in Ahmedabad where the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup is underway. Fans will be flocking to The Arena this Sunday to witness some exhilarating action from three super encounters. Here’s what you can look forward to!

Republic of Korea vs Argentina

The Koreans have started their campaign on a high note, thumping India in a last-gasp effort in front of their own fans. The crowd even applauded their efforts with a standing ovation. They have a well-balanced squad with Jang Kun Lee leading the raiding department, while Tae Deok Eom was exceptional against India with his tackles. They are definitely a team to watch out for in this tournament!

Argentina will definitely do their homework and will try to attack the opposition’s weaknesses. The South American side is potent in the fitness department and they have the capacity to create an upset here. It’s a tough road but they seem to be a team that can adjust to the situation and not shy away from the challenge.

United States of America vs Japan

USA is a new entrant to the sport and surely learnt a lot in their defeat against Iran on Day 1. They are totally dependent on their skipper Troy Bacon who scored more than 50% of the team’s total points. Defence is a major concern for the Americans as they earned just one point from the last encounter through tackles.

Japan, on the other hand, has had good experience playing kabaddi. Over the years, they have participated in every Asian Games since making their debut in 1990. They carry a good skill set in each of their wings. Against USA, they will fancy their chances but they would do well not to be over-confident as they seek a head-start in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.

Thailand vs Iran

Iran had an easy game against USA on opening day and they kept things simple. They shuffled players throughout the match and made sure each player got a chance to play. As one of the favourites to win this competition, Iran will try to win this encounter without expending much sweat.

Thailand have a very young squad but the players are very agile and will do their best to make the opponents’ defence vulnerable with their speed. The players will be well aware of Iran’s fortitude and will need to come prepared with a plan to fight their powerful rivals.

If you’re not at The Arena, Ahmedabad soaking it all in, tune in to the Star network and hotstar for the live action from these three fantastic matches. A splendid Sunday guaranteed!