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Day 6: Teams in action looking to prove a point

12 October 2016

The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup continues to thrill audiences with its thrilling brand of sporting action. The proceedings on October 12 kick off with Poland taking on Japan in a Group B encounter at 20:00 IST, followed by Argentina battling it out against Australia in Group A. We take a look at what’s in store for kabaddi fans on Day 6 of the tournament.

Poland vs Japan

Michal Spiczko’s men had an evening to forget in their previous group match against Thailand. They were completely thrown off gear and eventually crashed by a big margin. Poland will hope to avoid a repeat of that and play more like they did against the Kenyans as the Japanese will prove to be a tough opposition.

Japan have got off to a good start brushing aside United States of America comprehensively. Captain Masayuki Shimokawa and Kazuhiro Takano will be quite a handful for the Polish defence. Takamitsu Kono and Tetsuro Abe are capable defenders who won’t give the opposition any easy raid points. The Japanese will be quietly confident of their abilities and have to be wary of a Polish side looking to hit back.

Australia vs Argentina

The men from Down Under have struggled in the two games that they have played in the tournament so far. They were soundly beaten in both and will look to summon the highly competitive spirit associated with the Aussies to get them going. They have to improve collectively as a unit and will hopefully have worked hard on that.

Argentina came into the tournament looking to spring a few surprises. They fought gallantly against a strong Korean side and after being swept aside in the first half, showed tremendous resolve in outscoring them in the second. Despite the 42-68 loss, the South Americans will be encouraged by that showing and remind the rest of the teams that they are no pushovers.

Don’t forget to catch the action LIVE from 20:00 IST on the Star network and hotstar.