Kabaddi Masters: South Korea trumps resilient Argentina

Argentina had its moments in the sun, but went down 25-54 to South Korea in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018.

Argentina's Sebastian Canencia attempts a raid against South Korea in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai on Jun 27.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Argentina had its moments in the sun, but went down 25-54 to South Korea in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 here on Wednesday.

Argentina’s Nahuel Villamayor electrified the crowd with a couple of ‘Super Raids’ early in the outing. Villamayor first took out three defenders, and gained four touches on his next raid. On both occasions, he resembled a tenacious rabbit scurrying away from a pride of hungry lions.

Sebastian Canencia then nearly pulled off the impossible, when he pinned down South Korea raider Park Chan, despite being the sole anti on the mat. Chan, however, used all his strength to crawl back to safety. At this juncture, underdog Argentina had a chance to gain a rare lona, but it was not to be.

South Korea then tightened its grip on the match, and cruised to victory.

The result:

South Korea bt Argentina 54-25