Thailand qualify for the semis after a dramatic win

20 Oct 2016 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
2016 Kabaddi World Cup - Updates!

Thailand became the fourth team to qualify for the semi-finals after a 37-33 win over Japan in the Group B match of 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.

Both the teams were near perfect and had the audience at the edge of their seats, but captain Khomsan Thongkham's raid in the 39th minute won it for the Thais.

Thailand will face India in the semis.

In context: 2016 Kabaddi World Cup - Updates!

DetailsBangladesh overpowered Argentina

In the Group A match of the Kabaddi World Cup, Bangladesh showed no mercy against Argentina, thrashing them 67-26.

Tuhin Tarafder scored a whooping 16 points for Bangladesh while captain Aruduzzaman Munshi collected 13 points.

Argentina team had put a good show but was not enough to beat the Bangladeshi side. They finished last on the Group A standings without a win.

20 Oct 2016Thailand qualify for the semis after a dramatic win

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