Asian Heavyweights, Denmark and Kenya battle it out in the Quarter-finals of Junior Kabaddi World Cup 2019 Iran

The playoffs line ups for the Junior Kabaddi World Cup 2019 going on at the National Stadium, Kish Island, Iran are decided. The schedule for quarter-finals set to happen on 14th Nov is out. The Asian dominance in the sport of Kabaddi was apparent right from the beginning. Only two non-Asian teams participated in the tournament - Kenya and Denmark and both of them have managed to find a place in the playoffs. Kenya faces off with Denmark on 14th November. No doubt, Kenya will go into the match as favorites, a good on cards.

 

Asian dominance in the sport of Kabaddi was apparent right from the beginning. Only two non-Asian teams participated in the tournament - Kenya and Denmark and both of them have managed to find a place in the playoffs.

 

Home team Iran faces Chinese Taipei in the 2nd Quarter-final

 

This is likely to be a one-sided encounter with Iran likely to dominate right from the beginning. The growth of Kabaddi in Iran has been exponential ever since Hadi Oshtrak and Fazel Athrachali have become household names in India, thanks to prokabaddi league. Iran are favourites to win Junior World Cup. 

Iran team junior kabaddi world cup
Iran is favorites to win the Junior Kabaddi World Cup

 

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India’s neighbours Pakistan and Srilanka face-off in 3rd Quarter-final

With Indian squad conspicuous by their absence, the 3rd quarter-finals will see Pakistan take on SriLanka. The sport of Kabaddi has been historical prevalent in both countries, however Pakistan has proved it mettle more often in the past. Pakistan will be favourites in this encounter. 

Pakistan vs SriLanka in Quarter Finals 3
Pakistan have qualified for playoffs and will face SriLanka in the quarter-finals

Matter of pride for Bangladesh against Thailand in the 4th Quarter-final

 

Kabaddi is the national sport of Bangladesh and popular amongst the services and police departments. So a lot at stake including a job for many of the Bangla boys tonight. That said, Bangladesh will be favourites in the 4th quarter-final. 

India's neighbors Pakistan and Srilanka junior kabaddi world cup
Matter of Pride for Bangladesh against Thailand

 



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