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Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018: Group B, South Korea vs Iran, Live Match Updates

Iran 31-27 Korea (Full Time)
Updated: 25 June 2018 21:01 IST - Published: 25 June 2018 21:01 IST
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Full Time:

Iran 31-27 South Korea

Iran become the first team to enter the final four of the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 with three successive wins in the Group B.
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That's it!! Iran have overturned this match and claimed the 5 points !! Great effort from the World Cup Runners-up as they stemmed the Korean momentum to win the clash.
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Maghsoudlou goes in for the raid and gets two men out as he didn't pass the mid-line and got a late touch on the rushing defender.
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The umpire review the call and deem it unsuccessful. Two points for Iran as we enter the final minute of the match.
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Emad Sedaghatnia goes in to raid and has got two points - a bonus and a touch point after a great effort on the right corner. The Koreans are shocked and challenge the decision.
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Maghsoudlou is the next man to raid and gets a bonus point on the left corner with a great attempt to keep the pressure on the Koreans.
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Jang Kun Lee goes for the raid and gets a bonus point on the right corner and cuts the lead back to one point. Just over two minutes to go in the match.
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Emad Sedaghatnia comes in as a sub and manages to get a running hand touch on the left cover defender.
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Maleki goes for the raid and is caught at the centre of the defence but manages a bonus point for Iran. Iran lead by one point. Three minutes to go.
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Do-or-Die Raid for Dong Ju Hong, and he scores the point as he jumps over the diving tackle attempt by Maghsoudlou and scrambles to the mid-line.
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Maghsoudlou gets a smart touch point on the left corner after a fumble by Tae Deok Eom.
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Maghsoudlou and Mirzaei execute a good combined tackle to get Dong Ju Hong out at the right corner of the Iranian defence. Time-out called.
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Nabibaksh is tackled down just near the mat in a great show of strength by the Korean defenders and they swarm the raider to get the point.
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Jang Kun Lee is revived and goes to raid but is caught on the right corner after taking too much to attack. Back to the waiting line for the Korean skipper.
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Nabibaksh is in for the Do-or-Die raid and goes deep but is blindsided by the defence and brought down after a reverse kick attempt.
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Jae Min Lee goes for the Do-or-Die raid and tries a Scorprion kick on the left corner but gets dazzled by a dash from Hadi Tajik. First point of the tournament for Tajik!!
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Maghsoudlou uses his feet extension well to score the bonus point.
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Maleki escapes from the ankle hold and jumps to get to the mid-line but the Korean defenders get him out of bounds to secure the point.
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Jang Kune Lee is just inches away from the mid-line after a diving tackle by Nabibaksh but the skipper is unable to get the point in his bag.
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Maleki goes in for a do-or-die raid and gets caught on the left lobby but a Korean defender also goes out of bounds. The ref awards a point each to the two sides.
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The second half begins!!
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HT:

Iran 17-15 Korea

Iran crawl their way back into the lead after the initial push by the Korean side inflicting an all-out early in the match.
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Maghsoudlou gets the bonus point on the left corner in the final raid of the first half.
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Jae Min Lee, the last man goes in for the raid and uses up his time and that is an all-out for Iran. Iran have come back in to the match and taken a slender lead at the stroke of the first half.
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Nabibaksh goes in for the Do-or-Die raid against two Korean defenders and gets Kim out with a great escape after a failed body hold attempt near the mid-line.
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Hyun Il Park goes in for a Do-or-Die Raid but takes too much time and gets caught by Nabibaksh, who gets the diving ankle hold again. Great defence from the Iran man.
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Maleki gets a toe touch on Dong Ju Hong with a superb stretch on the left corner. Shades of Anup Kumar right there!!
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Jang Kun Lee is caught by an ankle hold by Nabibaksh who dived in as the defence swoop in to tackle down the Korean captain.
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Maghsoudlou gets a point on the left corner as he manages to get to the mid-line easily after a timid tackle by Tae Deok Eom.
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Nabibaksh does well with his movement on the mat and gets the hand touch on Ko as the game has gotten much closer as time has progressed.
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Jang Kun Lee gets away from a hasty tackle by Malak but rolls towards the mid-line and scores!!
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Maghsoudlou gets a bonus point for Iran on the right corner.
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Jae Min Lee scores a toe touch on the left corner with a swift movement as the scoreboard continues to tick for the Koreans.
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Maleki is taken out on the right lobby by Tae Deok Eom with a good dash.
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Hyun Il Park is unable to escape this time !! Nabibaksh jumps in with a double ankle hold and scores the tackle point.
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Iranian defenders get Hyun Il Park out with a good tackle but one of the defender's leg goes past the mid-line and the Koreans get the point. The silly mistakes are costing Iran heavily so far.
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Jae Min Lee is caught by Shadloui with a double thigh tackle as the Korean tried the Frog Jump but failed.
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Maleki gets a bonus point with a good stretch on the left corner. Iran trying to cut down the lead taken by the Koreans.
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Maghsoudlou goes in for the raid and gets a running hand touch on the right cover defender.
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Jang Kun Lee goes for the raid and manages to get the all-out after making his way to the mid-line after getting caught in a ankle hold. Superb stuff from the Korean captain.
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Mohammad Nabibaksh dives to get a touch on the right corner but loses his balance and goes out of bounds. Iran down to just two men now.
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The review is deemed unsuccessful and the points are awarded to Dong Ju Hong!! First Super Raid of the match!
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Super Raid!!! Former Korea skipper Dong Ju Hong gets three Iranians out with a superb effort as he just managed to get his hand past the line as the defenders swarmed him. Three points!!

The Iranians have challenged the decision.
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Maghsoudlou goes for the raid and gets the bonus on the right corner.
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Mohammad Maghsoudlou gets the double thigh hold on Jae Min Lee with a well-timed tackle and Iran have their first point of the match.
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Amirhossein Maleki goes in for the Do-or-Die raid and tries to get the bonus but steps out of bounds and fails to score. Iran are yet to break their duck in the match.
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Dong Ju Hong goes for the first raid and scores!! Gets a smart touch on Hadi Tajik with a smooth move as he rolled across the mat. Good start for the Koreans.
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The ref brings the two captains to the centre and conducts the toss. Iran have won the toss and choose the court option. Korea will raid first in the match.
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The teams are out on the mat as we get ready for the action to start very soon. Brace yourselves!!
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Korea Starting 7:
Jang Kun Lee, Dong Ju Hong, Hyun Il Park, Tae Deok Eom, Jae Min Lee, Seong Ryeol Kim, Young Chang Ko

Iran Starting 7:
Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Mohammad Nabibaksh, Shadloui Chyaneh, Amirhossein Maleki, Hamid Mirzaei, Hadi Tajik, Mohammad Malak