2012 Kabaddi World Cup (Circle style)

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2012 Kabaddi World Cup (Men)
2012 Kabaddi World Cup Logo.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 1 December–15 December
Administrator(s) Government of Punjab
Format Circle style
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)  India
Venue(s) 13
Participants 16
Final positions
Champions  India
1st runners-up  Pakistan
2nd runners-up  Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played 46
Best Raider IndiaGagandeep Singh Kheerawali
Best Stopper IndiaEkam hathoor
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2012 Kabaddi World Cup was the third edition of the circle style Kabaddi World Cup, organised by the Government of Punjab. It was played in Punjab, India in various cities of the province from 1 to 15 December 2012 with teams from 16 countries. The opening ceremony of the tournament was held in Bathinda and the closing ceremony in Ludhiana.[1]

The prize money for the winners of the third edition was doubled to 2 crore, while the runners-up received 1 crore. The team finishing at third position received 51 lakhs.[1]

The Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that dope test would be mandatory for each player as the state government was committed to ensure dope free tournament.[2]

Ekamjeet was declared the best stopper and Gagandeep Gaggi was chosen as the best raider of the tournament.

Participating nations[edit]

The 15-day-long tournament had sixteen participating nations:[1]

Pools[edit]

The 16 teams were divided into four pools of four teams each. Hosts India were placed in Pool A.[3]

Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D

 Afghanistan
 Denmark
 England
 India

 Canada
 New Zealand
 Norway
 Sri Lanka

 Italy
 Pakistan
 Scotland
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

 Argentina
 Iran
 Kenya
 United States

Venues[edit]

The games was played at the following venues.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Note: All matches' timings are according to Indian Standard Time (UTC +5:30).

Group stage[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L SF SA SD Pts
 India 3 3 0 0 203 80 123 6
 England 3 2 0 1 105 103 2 4
 Denmark 3 1 0 2 108 119 -11 2
 Afghanistan 3 0 0 3 78 192 -114 0
     Qualified for semifinals

2 December 2012
18:30
 England 58 – 25  Denmark
Yadvindra Public School Stadium, Patiala

5 December 2012
13:00
 Afghanistan 33 – 55  Denmark
Sports Stadium, Doda Muktsar

5 December 2012
16:30
 India 57 – 28  England
Sports Stadium, Doda, Muktsar

6 December 2012
16:30
 India 73 – 24  Afghanistan
War Heroes Stadium, Sangrur

11 December 2012
13:00
 England 64 – 21  Afghanistan
N.M. Government College Stadium, Mansa

11 December 2012
15:00
 India 73 – 28  Denmark
N.M. Government College Stadium, Mansa

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L SF SA SD Pts
 Canada 2 2 0 0 108 67 41 4
 Norway 2 1 0 1 88 81 7 2
 Sri Lanka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 New Zealand 2 0 0 2 66 114 -58 0
     Qualified for semifinals

2 December 2012
19:30
 New Zealand 35 – 52  Norway
Yadvindra Public School Stadium, Patiala

2 December 2012
21:00
 Canada Cancelled  Sri Lanka
Yadvindra Public School Stadium, Patiala

6 December 2012
12:30
 Canada 62 – 31  New Zealand
War Heroes Stadium, Sangrur

9 December 2012
12:30
 Canada 46 – 36  Norway
M.R. Government College Stadium Fazilka

9 December 2012
13:30
 New Zealand Cancelled  Sri Lanka
M.R. Government College Stadium, Fazilka

11 December 2012
13:30
 Norway Cancelled  Sri Lanka
N.M. Government College Stadium, Mansa

Pool C[edit]

Team Pld W D L SF SA SD Pts
 Pakistan 3 3 0 0 173 53 120 6
 Italy 3 2 0 1 142 114 28 4
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 3 1 0 2 120 132 -12 2
 Scotland 3 0 0 3 64 200 -136 0
     Qualified for semifinals

3 December 2012
14:00
 Scotland 19 – 66  Italy
Lajwanti Stadium, Hoshiarpur

3 December 2012
16:30
 Pakistan 52 – 12 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
Lajwanti Stadium, Hoshiarpur

4 December 2012
20:30
 Pakistan 61 – 21  Scotland
Guru Nanak Stadium, Amritsar

8 December 2012
13:00
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 73 – 24  Scotland
Sports Stadium, Chohla Sahib, Tarn Taran

8 December 2012
14:00
 Pakistan 60 – 20  Italy
Sports Stadium, Chohla Sahib, Tarn Taran

10 December 2012
18:30
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 56 – 35  Italy
Government College Stadium, Gurdaspur

Pool D[edit]

Team Pld W D L SF SA SD Pts
 Iran 3 3 0 0 194 74 120 6
 United States 3 2 0 1 193 75 118 4
 Argentina 3 1 0 2 87 190 -103 2
 Kenya 3 0 0 3 74 209 -135 0
     Qualified for semifinals

3 December 2011
13:00
 Argentina 18 – 70  Iran
Lajwanti Stadium, Hoshiarpur

4 December 2012
18:30
 Argentina 14 – 77  United States
Guru Nanak Stadium, Amritsar

4 December 2012
19:30
 Iran 79 – 15  Kenya
Guru Nanak Stadium, Amritsar

7 December 2012
13:00
 Argentina 55 – 43  Kenya
Nehru Stadium, Rupnagar

7 December 2012
14:00
 Iran 45 – 41  United States
Nehru Stadium, Rupnagar

10 December 2012
20:30
 Kenya 16 – 75  United States
Government College Stadium, Gurdaspur

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
12 December – Sports Stadium, Bathinda
  India  71  
  Iran  23  
 
15 December – Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana
      India  59
    Pakistan  22
Third place
12 December – Sports Stadium, Bathinda 13 December – Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar
  Canada  27   Iran  35
  Pakistan  53     Canada  51

Semi-finals[edit]

12 December 2012
19:15
 India 71 -23  Iran
Sports Stadium, Bathinda

12 December 2012
21:15
 Canada 27 - 53  Pakistan
Sports Stadium, Bathinda

Third place[edit]

13 December 2012
19:00
 Iran 35 – 51  Canada
Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar

Final[edit]

15 December 2012
21:00
 India 59 – 25  Pakistan
Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana
2012 Kabaddi World Cup
1st Runners-up Champions 2nd Runners-up
Pakistan

Pakistan

India

India
Fifth Title

Canada

Canada

References[edit]

World Kabaddi League 2014

  1. ^ a b c "14 countries to participate in Kabaddi World Cup". The Times of India. September 12, 2012. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Punjab to host 3rd World Kabaddi cup in Dec". Punjabi News. July 12, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "3rd Kabaddi World Cup to commence tomorrow". Business Standard. December 1, 2012. Retrieved December 1, 2012.