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The 2nd 'Pearls' World Cup Kabaddi tournament (there have been two non-Pearl cups earlier) was held in November 2011 in Punjab. (This is the second year running that this tournament has been conducted, further strengthening the case that these are being organised by the state government with an eye on elections next year.) Fourteen countries participated in an event severely hit by doping scandals.

Eventually (and expectedly), India won both the men's and women's titles. In the men's title, India faced a not-so fancied opponent, who knocked out the other favourites Pakistan in the semis.

Which country was the other finalist? (The answer may seem odd, but would make sense if you think about why.)

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