United States
Kabaddi team members of Iran and US struggle during 2016 Kabaddi World Cup Getty

United States will take on Japan in the seventh match of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup at the Arena by TransStadia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The clash between the two nations in a Pool B fixture is scheduled for Sunday (9 October).

The Americans suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Iran in their first match of the tournament. Troy Bacon saw his side suffer a 37-point defeat when they faced the Middle Eastern nation on opening day. The final scoreline was 52-15, which went in Iran's favour.

US have an Indian-origin coach in Mohinder Sidhu, who will be hoping his side can bounce back when they take on Japan on Sunday. However, they will be aware that it will not be an easy task to take on the Asian side.

Japan are taking part in their third consecutive world cup, having made it to the quarter-final and semi-final in 2004 and 2007, respectively. The weekend's fixture is the first match of the tournament and Masayuki Shimokawa will be looking to start his side's world cup campaign with a win.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 3.30pm BST/10.30am EST. Sky Sports will provide coverage of the match in the United Kingdom, while Star Sports in the United States is the official broadcaster of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. Live streaming will be available on the Sky Sports' website in the United Kingdom and Hotstar in US.

TV Guide

  • United Kingdom: Sky Sports
  • United States: Star Sports
  • United States of America: Fox Sports
  • Canada: CBN
  • Saudi Arabia: OSN Sports