The final of 2016 Kabaddi World Cup is all set to be played between host India and Iran on 22 October. Iran Kabaddi team defeated Republic of Korea in the first semi-final by 28-22 meanwhile title defending champion Indian team beat Thailand by thrilling 73-20 score.
India vs Iran Kabaddi world cup 2016 final info:
Date: 22 October 2016
Time: 19:45 IST
Venue: Ahmedabad (TransStadia)
TV Channels: Star Sports
Live Streaming: Hotstar
Kabaddi World Cup Final 2016 Preview
12 teams tournament kicked off on 7th October in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. In the opening game of championship, hosts and title defenders India faced shocking defeat against South Korea. But after that, India won all 4 games of the group stage and stood second in the points table to qualify for the final.
Republic of Korea was the only team in the group stage of Kabaddi world cup 2016, not to lose any game. They won all 5 matches of the tournament before entering into knockout. Iran Kabaddi team gave tough challenge to Korean side and registered a thrilling win to make it through KWC final.
India have never lost a Kabaddi world cup final in previous editions of the championship meanwhile in 2004 when these two teams met in the final, India beat Iran easily to win championship.
Anup Kumar (Captain), Deepak Niwas Hooda, Ajay Thakur, Pardeep Narwal, Kiran Parmar, Dharamraj Cherathalan, Mohit Chhillar, Surender Nada, Sandeep Narwal, Surjeet Narwal, Jasvir Singh, Manjeet Chhillar, Rahul Chaudhary, Nitin Tomar.
Meraj Sheykh (Captain), Gholamabbas Korouki, Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari, Mohammadtaghi Paeinmahali, Abolfazl Maghsoudlou Mahalli, Soleiman Pahlevani, Abozar Mohajer Mighani, Mohammadesmaeil Maghsoudloumahalli, Hadi Tajik, Milad Sheibak, Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan, Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Fazel Atrachali, Saeid Ghaffari.
India vs Iran KWC final Prediction
Indian Kabaddi team looks strong and better side than Iran. The performance of both teams has been exceptional in the competition but still Blue team looks favorite against Iran in the final of 2016 Kabaddi world cup today. As per Sports Mirchi predictions India has got 75 percent winning chances.