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The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, the third standard-style Kabaddi World Cup, was an international kabaddi tournament governed by the International Kabaddi Federation, contested from 7 to 22 October 2016 in Ahmedabad, India.
Twelve countries had competed in the tournament.
Pakistan was also going to be a part of the event, but due to on going tension between India and Pakistan, the latter was not allowed to participate.
The tournament is being hosted at The Arena, a newly-constructed convertible stadium in Ahmedabad.
The stadium operates as an outdoor football pitch capable of seating 20,000.
The venue utilizes technology licensed from the British firm StadiArena, which allows a portion of the field to be partitioned into a 4,000-seat indoor arena, which is used for the tournament.
The venue is a public-private partnership with India's Department of Tourism.
The official emblem of the tournament was unveiled on 14 September 2016 by Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel.
The use of a lion symbolizes the "ferocity of a Kabaddi defender and the agility of a raider", while its striped mane represents the worldwide participation in the tournament.
India defeated Iran by a margin of 38–29 in the final to win their third Kabaddi World Cup.