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Current Affairs: India Wins Kabaddi World Cup 2016

India's third Kabaddi World Cup Title
India lifts Kabaddi world cup 2016
  • India defeated Iran by a margin of 38-29 in the final to win their third Kabaddi World Cup. India staged a heroic comeback in the second half to beat Iran and lift the World Cup for third time in a row  in 2016 Kabaddi World Cup final held at 22.10.2016 in Ahmedabad, India.
2016 Kabaddi World Cup Standings
  • Winner - India (Third Title, 2004, 2007 and 2016) 
  • Runner-up - Iran
  • Third Place - South Korea
  • Fourth Place - Thiland
About 2016 Kabaddi World Cup
  • The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, the third standard-style Kabaddi World Cup, was an international kabaddi tournament governed by the International Kabaddi Federation, contested from 7 to 22 October 2016 in Ahmedabad, India. Twelve countries had competed in the tournament. 
  • The tournament is being hosted at The Arena (currently known as The Arena by TransStadia, pending the sale of official naming rights), a newly-constructed convertible stadium in Ahmedabad. In its standard configuration, it operates as an outdoor football pitch capable of seating 20,000. 
  • The venue utilizes technology licensed from the British firm StadiArena, which allows a portion of the field to be partitioned into a 4,000-seat indoor arena, which is used for the tournament. The venue is a public-private partnership with India's Department of Tourism


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