Kabaddi World Cup 2016: Iran beat South Korea 28-22, qualify for the final

Iran make it into the final of Kabaddi World Cup as they edge past South Korea 28-22 in a low scoring thriller.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated:
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Iran become first finalists of Kabaddi World Cup as they beat South Korea in a low scoring thriller on Friday. Iran came back from 11-13 down to beat the Koreans by 28-22.

Meraj Sheykh’s side, also, ended Korea’s unbeaten run. After losing the toss, Iran was asked to make the first raid of the game and Meraj made sure that he does not disappoint his side. However, Koreans managed to push pressure on Iran till the end of first half as they lead 13-11. Jang Kun Lee remained their top scorer tonight with four raid points.

Iran will play the winner of India vs Thailand on October 22 at 8 PM IST.

Meraj Sheykh was the top scorer for Iran as he finished with seven points followed by Abozar Mighani adding four crucial points for his side.

Last four minutes of game saw Iran not getting any point through raids but it was there defence, which made sure that they do not let the game slip from their hands.

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