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Invincible Koreans eye winning streak

16 October 2016

The Republic of Korea won their fourth match of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup against Australia in remarkable fashion. Leading their group from the start and having almost qualified for the knock-outs before Saturday, the energetic Asian team had 15 points from three matches; two of them from epic comebacks against India and Bangladesh. 

In Saturday’s clash against Australia, the Koreans set their personal best victory margin with a 63-25 scoreline. With their Super 10s and High 5s, they made lives harder for their opponents. While they’ve qualified for the big semi-final coming up, there is the small matter of finishing their group stage match against England on October 16.

At a media interaction, Korean captain Dong Ju Hong hinted towards their anticipation of making it into the big final. “We are preparing well for the semi-finals and look to continue our winning streak till the finals. We’re happy to be undefeated so far and we’re looking forward to the games ahead,” he said 

Meanwhile, Australia will play Bangladesh for their last and final fixture on October 17. Captain Campbell Brown accepted the defeat with a pinch of salt and took away valuable lessons from the match. 

“There’s no doubt our defence has improved. We tried to go for too many bonus points and tackling ankles (against the Koreans). I thought that worked for us and it was a much improved performance.”

Raider Adam Schneider also appreciated the fan support. “There were fantastic. They were probably the loudest it’s been in the three games (we played earlier). It’s really fun and exciting when the crowd is enjoying the match, as it motivates us to perform better.”