Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Time Table

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As India prepares to host the third edition of Kabaddi World Cup in Ahmedabad organised by International Kabaddi Federation, indianexpress.com presents the list of matches that will be held at the mega event from October 7. Tournament will take place at the Arena by TranStadia in the capital city of Gujarat.

The tournament will see 12 teams – India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Kenya, Iran, England, USA, Thailand, Bangladesh and Argentina – battling it out for the world title. Team India, seven times Asian Games winner, are the two time champions and will be looking to defend their title which they last won defeating Iran in 2007. Teams are divided into two pools, where the hosts, South Korea, Australia, England, Bangladesh and Argentina are placed in Pool A where as two times- runners-up Iran have Thailand, Japan, the United States, Poland and Kenya in Pool B. Only team which will not be participating in the tournament is Canada. The tournament will be played in a round robin league format, followed by semi-final and final on Saturday, October 22.

Iran, who is considered to be the title contenders, will not face the defending champions India during the league stage but are likely to play the hosts in the final. India will start the proceedings on October 7, as they play the tournament opener against South Korea.

Friday 7 October, 20:00 hrs IST: India vs South Korea
Friday 7 October, 21:00 hrs IST: USA vs Iran
Saturday 8 October, 19:00 hrs IST: England vs Bangladesh
Saturday 8 October, 20:00 hrs IST: Poland vs Kenya
Saturday 8 October, 21:00 hrs IST: India vs Australia
Sunday 9 October, 19:00 hrs IST: Argentina vs South Korea
Sunday 9 October, 20:00 hrs IST: United States vs Japan
Sunday 9 October, 21:00 hrs IST: Iran vs Thailand
Monday 10 October, 20:00 hrs IST: England vs Australia
Monday 10 October, 21:00 IST hrs IST: Poland vs Thailand
Tuesday 11 October, 20:00 hrs IST: Iran vs Kenya
Tuesday 11 October, 21:00 hrs IST: India vs Bangladesh
Wednesday 12 October, 21:00 hrs IST: Australia vs Argentina
Thursday 13 October, 20:00 hrs IST: Thailand vs Kenya
Thursday 13 October, 21:00 hrs IST: Bangladesh vs South Korea
Friday 14 October, 20:00 hrs IST: England vs Argentina
Friday 14 October, 21:00 hrs IST: United States vs Poland
Saturday 15 October, 19:00 hrs IST: South Korea vs Australia
Saturday 15 October, 20:00 hrs IST: Japan vs Iran
Saturday 15 October, 21:00 hrs IST: India vs Argentina
Sunday 16 October, 19:00 hrs IST: Thailand vs United States
Sunday 16 October, 20:00 hrs IST: South Korea vs England
Sunday 16 October, 21:00 hrs IST: Japan vs Kenya
Monday 17 October, 20:00 hrs IST: Poland vs Iran
Monday 17 October, 21:00 hrs IST: Australia vs Bangladesh
Tuesday 18 October, 20:00 hrs IST: United States vs Kenya
Tuesday 18 October, 21:00 hrs IST: India vs England
Wednesday 19 October, 20:00 hrs IST: Bangladesh vs Argentina
Wednesday 19 October, 21:00 hrs IST: Thailand vs Japan

Semifinals:

Friday 21 October, 20:00 hrs IST: TBA vs TBA
Friday 21 October, 21:00 hrs IST: TBA vs TBA

Final:

Saturday 22 October, 21:00 hrs IST: TBA vs TBA

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