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Thailand edge past Japan 37-33 to seal their spot in the Kabaddi World Cup semifinals. Thailand to play India on October 20 at 21:00 hrs IST. Japan who needed to beat Thailand by eight or more points failed to continue the momentum and gave away crucial point towards the end.
Captain Khomsan Thongkham was exceptional as he led his side brilliantly and was the top scorer of the match with 10 points to his name.
After winning the toss, Khomsan asked Japan to make the first raid of the match. It was a neck to neck encounter as the two teams were 17-17 at half time.
It was Thailand captain, who took the game away from the Japanese as he scored 3 late raid points to take back the lead from Japan.
As they finish at top of the table in Pool B, will play India while Iran will face Pool A toppers South Korea.
Earlier in the first game tonight, Bangladesh finished third in Pool A as they trounce Argentina 67-26. The south American side remained winless in the Kabaddi World Cup.
Bangladesh’s Tuhin Tarafder and captain Aruduzzaman Munshi scored 16 and 13 points respectively.