World Cup 2012

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.

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.

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.

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

Participating Nations

The 15-day-long tournament had sixteen participating nations:

  •  Afghanistan
  •  Argentina
  •  Canada
  •  Denmark
  •  England
  •  India
  •  Iran
  •  Italy
  •  Kenya
  •  New Zealand
  •  Norway
  •  Pakistan
  •  Scotland
  •  Sierra Leone
  •  Sri Lanka
  •  United States

Knockout stage

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


 India 71 -23  Iran
Sports Stadium, Bathinda

 Canada 27 – 53  Pakistan
Sports Stadium, Bathinda

Third place

 Iran 35 – 51  Canada
Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar


15 December 2012
 India 59 – 25  Pakistan
Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana


2012 Kabaddi World Cup
1st Runners-up Champions 2nd Runners-up
PakistanPakistan IndiaIndia
Fifth Title


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