The Men in Blue will lock horns with Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals.

The 2nd edition of the Junior World Kabaddi Championships has entered the knockout stages after the completion of the group stage. A total of 12 teams participated in the prestigious tournament and were divided into four groups of three teams each. Hosts Iran along with heavyweights India and Bangladesh have made it to the quarterfinals. Apart from Asian countries last edition runners-up Kenya too have made it to the knockout stages.

Chinese Taipei and Uganda played a crucial match and is also one of the closely contested matches in the Junior World Championships. The Asian side got better than the African side by just two points (42-40) and progressed through to the quarterfinals.

India started its campaign on day 2 and defeated Thailand (67-34) in a one-sided affair. Ankush Rathee, the left-corner defender is the captain of the Indian side and is assisted by Manjeet Sharma (who currently plays for Dabang Delhi KC in the PKL). India then later in the evening session went on to defeat Bangladesh (74-23) in the second encounter of the group stage by a huge margin of 51 points. This gave India an easy confirmation of their berth in the quarterfinals of the tournament. The Indian team will face Chinese Taipei on Thursday in the quarterfinal game at 6 pm. Srinivas Reddy the former coach of the Indian National team was on coaching duty for the Bangladesh side.


Day 2

India 67-34 Thailand

Nepal 84-17 Georgia

Palestine 14-75 Kenya

Georgia 30-73 Pakistan

Uganda 27-67 Iran

India 74-23 Bangladesh

Day 1

Chinese Taipei 42-40 Uganda

Kenya 39-56 Iraq

Iran 62-25 Chinese Taipei

Bangladesh 69-43 Thailand

Pakistan 61-41 Nepal

Iraq 69-16 Palestine

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