World Cup 2013

The 2013 World Kabaddi Cup was the fourth edition of the circle style World Kabaddi Cup, held from December 1 to December 14, 2013 with the Opening Ceremony on November 30, 2013 at Bathinda. The tournament took place in Punjab, India.

2013 Kabaddi World Cup (Men)
Logo of 4th 2013 Kabaddi World Cup.jpg
Tournament information
Dates 1 December–14 December
Administrator(s) Government of Punjab
Format Circle style
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s) India
Venue(s) 13
Participants 11
Website www.kabaddi24x7.com
Final positions
Champions India
1st Runners-up Pakistan
2nd Runners-up United States
Tournament statistics
Best Raider Balvir Singh Dulla  India
Best Stopper Balbir Singh Pala  India

Organization

The tournament was organized by the Government of Punjab, India. The dates of the tournament were first announced publicly on July 12, 2013. Approving of the 20 crore budget for the 4th World Cup Kabaddi, the opening and closing ceremonies were telecast live throughout the country, with international broadcasting in Canada, the United States, India and the United Kingdom.

Participating Nations

The 14-day-long event had 11 participating nations in the men’s tournament, with 8 participating nations in the women’s tournament.

Men’s Tournament

  •  Argentina
  •  Canada
  •  England
  •  India
  •  Kenya
  •  Pakistan
  •  Scotland
  •  Sierra Leone
  •  Spain
  •  United States
  •  Denmark

Knockout stage

Semi-finals Final
11 December – Multi Purpose Sports Stadium, Bathinda
  India  62
  England  32
14 December – Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana
  India  48
  Pakistan  39
Third place
11 December – Multi Purpose Sports Stadium, Bathinda 12 December – Guru Gobind Singh Stadium Jalandhar
  Pakistan  51   England  27
  United States  33   United States  62

Semi-finals

 Pakistan 51 – 33  United States
Multi Purpose Sports Stadium, Bathinda

 India 62 – 32  England
Multi Purpose Sports Stadium, Bathinda

Third place

 England 27 – 62  United States
Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar

Final match

14 December 2013
22:10
 India 48 – 39  Pakistan
Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana

Women’s Tournament

  •  Denmark
  •  England
  •  India
  •  Kenya
  •  Mexico
  •  New Zealand
  •  Pakistan
  •  United States

Knockout stage

Semi-finals Final
11 December – Multi Purpose Sports Stadium, Bathinda
  India  46
  Pakistan  16
12 December – Guru Gobind Singh Stadium Jalandhar
  India  49
  New Zealand  21
Third place
11 December – Multi Purpose Sports Stadium, Bathinda 12 December – Guru Gobind Singh Stadium Jalandhar
  Denmark  25   Denmark  34
  New Zealand  45   Pakistan  33

Semi-finals

 Denmark 25 – 45  New Zealand
Multi Purpose Sports Stadium, Bathinda

 India 46 – 16  Pakistan
Multi Purpose Sports Stadium, Bathinda

Third place

 Denmark 34 – 33  Pakistan
Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar

Final match

12 December 2013
20:00
 India 49 – 21  New Zealand
Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar

Doping

Issuing strict instructions for ensuring dope free tournament, he said that every participant player would have to undergo dope test as prescribed by NADA and sanctioned Rs 100 crore budget for it.

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