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India-Pakistan final at Asia Cup kabaddi

Published: 05th November 2012 12:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th November 2012 12:14 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will face-off in the final of the second Asia Cup Kabaddi Tournament here Monday.

The neighbours qualified for the final here Sunday night, reports Xinhua.

In the first semi-final at the Punjab Sports Stadium, Pakistan thrashed Sri Lanka 46-26 while India defeated a stronger Iran 53-35 in the other semi-final.

Pakistan captain Musharraf Javed said his team would dominate India in the final to lift the trophy.

"No doubt Indian side is very strong but we have also worked hard and we are mentally and physically prepared for this important contest," Javed told the local media.

Six teams participated in the tournament and four top teams, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Iran, qualified for the semi-finals.

The losers of the semi-finals, Sri Lanka and Iran, will play for the third position Monday evening before the Pakistan-India final game.

In another match Sunday night, Afghanistan won its match against Nepal 3-32 to finish fifth.

Organisers have allocated a cash prize of Rs.1.5 million ($15,790) for the winner while the runners-up and the third-placed team will get $10,526 and $5,263.

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