India, Pak clash in Kabaddi World Cup final

Arch-rivals to clash for sport's biggest trophy while India take women's title beating debutants New Zealand 49-21.

    Pakistan will aim to beat India in their third attempt after losing to the arch-rivals twice in the finals [AFP]
    Pakistan will aim to beat India in their third attempt after losing to the arch-rivals twice in the finals [AFP]

    Arch-rivals and neighbours India and Pakistan will clash in the men’s final of the fourth Kabaddi World Cup at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Saturday.

    In the semi-finals, hosts India crushed England 63-32 while Pakistan beat USA 51-33.

    The final, where the winner pockets INR 20,000,000 (approx $320,000), will be watched by Punjab chief ministers from both sides of the border.

    India has won the last three editions of the Kabaddi World Cup (2010, 2011 and 2013) beating Pakistan twice and Canada once.

    On Thursday, the Indian women’s side beat debutants New Zealand 49-21 to lift the trophy.

    Anu Rani was declared the best stopper of the tournament while Ram Bateri was announced the best raider.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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