Japan win their Kabaddi World Cup opener against USA by 45-19. Japan who have been regular participants in World Cup were dominant throughout the game. Japan dominated the game throughout and kept their chances alive to make it into the semis of the third edition of the Kabaddi World Cup. For Japan, captain Masayuki Shimokawa scored seven raid points while Kazuhiro and Takamitsu Kono managed to get 6 and 4 match points respectively. It was disappointing for USA as their defence continued to be a major concern. Kevin Caldwell was the only defender who managed to get a tackle point in the game. Captain Troy Bacon and Ben Marcelus scored 5 and 4 raid points. Dillyon Banks was first American player to get double points in a single raid. Japan next play Poland on October 12 and will look to carry forward the positives from Sunday’s game.
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