2007 Kabaddi World Cup: Indian Men win 2nd Consecutive International World Cup

Pankaj Shirsat led Indian Men’s team to the second consecutive Kabaddi World Cup after 2004 Kabaddi World Cup win as Iran finished second again in the tournament that saw Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan confirmed participation but did not turn up for the World Cup.

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2007 Indian Squad
COACHES : Balwan Singh (Services), Uday Kumar (CRPF)
MANAGER: Sharad Kadam (Maharashtra)

    Pankaj Shirsat (Maharashtra – Captain), Rakesh Kumar (Railways-Vice Captain), Dinesh Kumar (Maharashtra), Vikas Kumar, Navin Kumar , Sukhveer Singh (All Services), Navneet Gautam, Suresh Kumar (Both Rajasthan), Gaurav Shetty (Maharashtra), Ramesh Kumar Jr (Haryana), Uday Chauta (BSB), Manpreet Singh (Punjab)

Venue: Panvel, India
Date: 24-26 Jan
Matches: 25
Format: Round Robin, Elimination from Quarterfinals
Participants: 16
Winner: India
Runners Up: Iran
Bronze: Bangladesh, Japan
Biggest win: India def Malaysia 68-21
Closest Win: Final: India def Iran 29-19

Pool A: India, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan
Pool B: Iran, Nepal, South Korea, United Kingdom
Pool C: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Italy, Thailand
Pool D: Japan, Malaysia, West Indies, Pakistan

Quarterfinals: Jan 25

    India def Malaysia 68-21
    Bangladesh def Nepal 30-15
    Iran def Thailand 34-4
    Japan def Sri Lanka 31-20

Semifinals and Final: Jan 26

    SF1: India def Bangladesh 48-22
    SF2: Iran def Japan 43-14
    Final: India def Iran 29-19

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