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Kabaddi World Cup 2020

For the first time in history, Pakistan hosted the Circle-Style Kabaddi World Cup 2020 from February 9th to 16th at three different venues of Punjab.

On 16th February, Pakistan Kabaddi team created history when defending champions India — six time winner — could not continue their so far unbeatable spree in the gripping final as Pakistan defeated India 43-41 in style to win Kabaddi World Cup 2020 final. 

This is the first world title for Pakistan. The previous six editions of the global event had been won by India at their own backyard. 

The third place went to Iranian team which toppled Australia by a margin of 54-33.

Read More: Pakistan beat defending champions India 43-41 in style to win Kabaddi World Cup 2020 final

As many as nine teams including Pakistan, India, Germany, Azerbaijan, Iran, Canada, Sierra Leone, England and Australia participated in the tournament organized jointly by the Punjab government, Sports Board Punjab and the Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF).

The matches were played in three venues– Punjab Stadium Lahore, Iqbal Cricket Stadium Faisalabad and Zahoor Elahi Stadium Gujrat.

Overall 24 matches were played during the Feb 9-16 event in Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujrat. Among these, 14 matches were staged at the Punjab Stadium in Lahore, eight at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad and two at the Zahoor Elahi Stadium in Gujrat.

Pakistan, the winners, were handed over the enchanting winning cash prize of Rs 10 million, with the runners-up India, taking Rs7.5 million. Iran received Rs5 million.

Pakistan's kabaddi team were comprised of: Muhammad Irfan (Captain), Shafiq Ahmed (Vice Captain), Beniameen, Touseef Liaquat , Qamar Zaman, Zafar Iqbal, Arslan Mehmood, Muhammad Nafees Shahid, Musharraf Javed, Kaleem Ullah, Akmal Shahzad, Muhammad Sajjad, Bilal Mohsin, Waqas Ahmad Butt, Sajid Nasir, Abaidullah, Shahram Sajid Hussain, Rashid Mehmood, Muhammad Zulqarnain, Ishtiaq Rehman(Heera Butt). Officials: Muhammad Razzaq, Aamir Mehmood, Tahor Waheed Jutt, Faryad Ali and Shahzad Hanif. 

The final Kabaddi World Cup 2020 Team Standings:
PositionsTeamsPlayedWon Lost Points 
5Sierra Leone4040
PositionsTeamsPlayedWon Lost Points 
Complete Results of Kabaddi World Cup 2020:
Feb 9Pakistan vs Canada  64-24

   Punjab Stadium, Lahore

Iran vs Sierra Leone 60-19
Feb 10India vs Germany  62-28
Iran vs England 57-27
Australia vs Canada  48-37
Feb 11Australia vs Azerbaijan 53-24
England vs Germany 28-49
Sierra Leone vs India18-45
Feb 12Azerbaijan vs Canada 31-40


   Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad

Iran vs Germany 55-23
Sierra Leone vs England 26-41
Feb 13
Pakistan vs Australia 65-25
Iran vs India 39-50
Sierra Leone vs Germany  14-43
Feb 14Pakistan vs Azerbaijan 40-30

  Zahoor Elahi Stadium, Gujrat

India vs England 44-26
Feb 15First semi-final: India vs Australia  42-32


 Punjab Stadium, Lahore

Second semifinal: Pakistan vs Iran52-32
Feb 163rd - 4th position match: Iran vs Australia  54-33 

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