2016 Kabaddi World Cup (Circle style)

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2016 Kabaddi World Cup (Men)
Tournament information
Dates4 November–17 November
Administrator(s)Government of Punjab
FormatCircle style
Tournament
format(s)
Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)India
Venue(s)13
Participants12
Final positions
Champions India
Tournament statistics
Best Raider India Sandeep Surakhpuria/Sultan Singh
Best Stopper India Khushdeep Duggan
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The 2016 World Kabaddi Cup was the sixth edition of the circle style World Kabaddi Cup, held from 4 November to 17 November 2016 with the Opening Ceremony on 3 November 2016 at the Nehru stadium Roopnagar. The tournament took place in Punjab, India.

Organization[edit]

The tournament was organized by the Government of Punjab, India.[1]

Participating nations[edit]

The 13 day event had 12 participating nations in the men's tournament, with 8 participating nations in the women's tournament.

Men's tournament[edit]

Venues[edit]

The games were played at the following venues.

Opening and closing ceremonies[edit]

The opening ceremony was held on 3 November in the Evening at Nehru Stadium in Roopnagar. Gippy Grewal, Sharry Mann, Jaspinder Narula, Bharti Singh, Arjan Bajwa and Noora Sisters appeared at this event.

The closing ceremony was held on 17 November, before the final match at Multipurpose Sports Stadium, Jalalabad, Fazilka.[2]

Controversy[edit]

In the first semi final on 15 Nov, several controversial decisions given in favor of England triggered some protest during the match by Iranian players. Eventually it was decided that match would go into extra time, in which England narrowly escaped with a 41-39 win. Iranian players were seen unhappy with the conclusion.

Schedule[edit]

Note: All matches' timings are according to Indian Standard Time (UTC +5:30)

Group stage[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L SF SA SD Pts
 India 5 5 0 0 263 190 73 10
 England 5 4 0 1 245 165 80 8
 Canada 5 3 0 2 237 182 55 6
 Sierra Leone 5 2 0 3 216 183 33 4
 Sweden 5 1 0 4 181 240 -59 2
 Sri Lanka 5 0 0 5 114 296 -182 0
  Qualified for semifinals
5 November 2016
12:25
 England 57-23  Sweden
Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Sports Stadium, Sarabha, Ludhiana
5 November 2016
13:30
 India 46-38  Sierra Leone
Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Sports Stadium, Sarabha, Ludhiana
5 November 2016
14:30
 Sri Lanka 29-60  Canada
Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Sports Stadium, Sarabha, Ludhiana
7 November 2016
12:00
 India 58-45  Sweden
Kabaddi Stadium, Moonak, Sangrur
7 November 2016
13:00
 England 41-35  Canada
Kabaddi Stadium, Moonak, Sangrur
7 November 2016
14:00
 Sierra Leone 70-6  Sri Lanka
Kabaddi Stadium, Moonak, Sangrur
9 November 2016
 Sweden 23-59  Canada
Sports Stadium, Rode, Moga
9 November 2016
 Sierra Leone 30-48  England
Sports Stadium, Rode, Moga
9 November 2016
 India 49-35  Sri Lanka
Sports Stadium, Rode, Moga
12 November 2016
 India 54-35[3]  Canada
Baba Kala Mehar Stadium, Barnala
12 November 2016
 Sweden 35-43  Sierra Leone
Baba Kala Mehar Stadium, Barnala
12 November 2016
 England 62-21  Sri Lanka
Baba Kala Mehar Stadium, Barnala
14 November 2016
 India 56-37  England
Govt. Ripudaman College Stadium, Nabha, Patiala
14 November 2016
 Canada 48-35  Sierra Leone
Govt. Ripudaman College Stadium, Nabha, Patiala
14 November 2016
 Sweden 55-23  Sri Lanka
Govt. Ripudaman College Stadium, Nabha, Patiala

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L SF SA SD Pts
 Iran 5 5 0 0 304 151 153 10
 United States 5 4 0 1 255 185 70 8
 Australia 5 3 0 2 214 193 21 6
 Kenya 5 2 0 3 226 240 -14 4
 Argentina 5 1 0 4 169 259 -90 2
 Tanzania 5 0 0 5 148 288 -140 0
  Qualified for semifinals
4 November 2016
16:15
 Argentina 52-32  Tanzania
Government College Stadium, Gurdaspur
4 November 2016
17:45
 Australia 61-36  Kenya
Government College Stadium, Gurdaspur
5 November 2016
16:30
 Iran 65-23  Tanzania
Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Sports Stadium, Sarabha, Ludhiana
6 November 2016
12:25
 Iran 57-31[4]  Australia
Sports Stadium, Attari, Amritsar
6 November 2016
13:30
 United States 55-31  Kenya
Sports Stadium, Attari, Amritsar
7 November 2016
16:00
 Iran 72-27  Argentina
Kabaddi Stadium, Moonak, Sangrur
8 November 2016
12:15
 Argentina 35-64  United States
Kabaddi Ground, Begowal, Kapurthala
8 November 2016
 Iran 65-36  Kenya
Kabaddi Ground, Begowal, Kapurthala
8 November 2016
 Australia 53-32  Tanzania
Kabaddi Ground, Begowal, Kapurthala
9 November 2016
 United States 47-38  Australia
Sports Stadium, Rode, Moga
10 November 2016
 Tanzania 36-55  United States
Sports Stadium, Adampur, Jalandhar
10 November 2016
 Australia 31-21  Argentina
Sports Stadium, Adampur, Jalandhar
12 November 2016
 Kenya 63-25  Tanzania
Baba Kala Mehar Stadium, Barnala
13 November 2016
 Iran 45-34  United States
Guru Arjun Dev Sports Stadium, Chohla Sahib, Tarn Taran
13 November 2016
 Kenya 60-34  Argentina
Guru Arjun Dev Sports Stadium, Chohla Sahib, Tarn Taran

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
15 November – Yadwindra Stadium, Mehraj, Bathinda
 
 
 England41
 
17 November – Multipurpose Sports Stadium, Jalalabad, Fazilka
 
 Iran39
 
 India62
 
16 November – Guru Gobind Singh Multipurpose Stadium, Badal, Bathinda
 
 England20
 
 India57
 
 
 United States40
 
Third place
 
 
17 November – Multipurpose Sports Stadium, Jalalabad, Fazilka
 
 
 United States43
 
 
 Iran39

Semi-finals[edit]

15 November 2016
13:00
 England 41-39 ET[5]
[6]
 Iran
Yadwindra Stadium, Mehraj, Bathinda
16 November 2016
17:40
 India 57-40[7]
[8]
[9]
 United States
Guru Gobind Singh Multipurpose Stadium, Badal, Bathinda

Third place[edit]

17 November 2016
14:55
 United States 43-39  Iran
Multipurpose Sports Stadium, Jalalabad, Fazilka

Final match[edit]

17 November 2016
17:37
 India 62-20  England
Multipurpose Sports Stadium, Jalalabad, Fazilka

Women's Tournament[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Note: All matches' timings are according to Indian Standard Time (UTC +5:30).

Group stage[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L SF SA SD Pts
 India 3 3 0 0 131 48 83 6
 Kenya 3 2 0 1 97 80 17 4
 Sri Lanka 3 1 0 2 72 112 -40 2
 Mexico 3 0 0 3 56 116 -60 0
  Qualified for semifinals
5 November 2016
15:35
 India 45-15  Kenya
Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Sports Stadium, Sarabha, Ludhiana
6 November 2016
15:45
 Sri Lanka 36-24  Mexico
Sports Stadium, Attari, Amritsar
7 November 2016
15:00
 India 35-21  Mexico
Kabaddi Stadium, Moonak, Sangrur
9 November 2016
 Mexico 11-45  Kenya
Sports Stadium, Rode, Moga
12 November 2016
 Kenya 37-24  Sri Lanka
Baba Kala Mehar Stadium, Barnala
14 November 2016
 India 51-12  Sri Lanka
Govt. Ripudaman College Stadium, Nabha, Patiala

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L SF SA SD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 119 74 45 6
 New Zealand 3 2 0 1 163 61 102 4
 Sierra Leone 3 1 0 2 95 109 -14 2
 Tanzania 3 0 0 3 58 191 -133 0
  Qualified for semifinals
4 November 2016
19:08
 New Zealand 88-15  Tanzania
Government College Stadium, Gurdaspur
6 November 2016
14:30
 United States 37-28  Sierra Leone
Sports Stadium, Attari, Amritsar
8 November 2016
 United States 53-18  Tanzania
Kabaddi Ground, Begowal, Kapurthala
10 November 2016
 New Zealand 47-17  Sierra Leone
Sports Stadium, Adampur, Jalandhar
13 November 2016
 United States 29-28  New Zealand
Guru Arjun Dev Sports Stadium, Chohla Sahib, Tarn Taran
13 November 2016
 Sierra Leone 50-25  Tanzania
Guru Arjun Dev Sports Stadium, Chohla Sahib, Tarn Taran

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
15 November – Yadwindra Stadium, Mehraj, Bathinda
 
 
 India43
 
17 November – Multipurpose Sports Stadium, Jalalabad, Fazilka
 
 New Zealand20
 
 India45
 
16 November – Guru Gobind Singh Multipurpose Stadium, Badal, Bathinda
 
 United States10
 
 United States41
 
 
 Kenya20
 
Third place
 
 
17 November – Multipurpose Sports Stadium, Jalalabad, Fazilka
 
 
 New Zealand42
 
 
 Kenya21

Semi-finals[edit]

15 November 2016
15:00
 India 43-20[10]  New Zealand
Yadwindra Stadium, Mehraj, Bathinda
16 November 2016
16:40
 United States 41-20[11]
[12]
 Kenya
Guru Gobind Singh Multipurpose Stadium, Badal, Bathinda

Third place[edit]

17 November 2016
13:55
 New Zealand 42-21  Kenya
Multipurpose Sports Stadium, Jalalabad, Fazilka

Final match[edit]

17 November 2016
16:27
 India 45-10  United States
Multipurpose Sports Stadium, Jalalabad, Fazilka

Broadcasting[edit]

Television
Countries Broadcaster
 India PTC News
 United Kingdom
 EU
PTC Punjabi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]