The 8th edition of the IKF Kabaddi world cup shall be underway later on Thursday evening at Ahmedabad, India. Host India shall be taking on South Korea in the opening game of Group A. India has played host to all the seven previous editions of the Kabaddi World Cup.
India has been a dominant force at the World Cup's winning every edition of the premier tournament since its inception. Apart from India, the other major Kabbadi powerhouses have come out from the Indian subcontinent and West Asian region. The likes of Iran, Pakistan and Bangladesh have poised a major challenge to India's hegemony in the sport. Meanwhile Canada has held it fort as a major power from North America amid the dominance of Asian countries in major tournaments.
Here is a look at the nations which have been the champions and finalist in the previous editions of the world.
IKF World Cup Kabaddi