SAFF Championship or SAFF Cup is the short form of the South Asian Football Federation Championship. For the first time, it took place in 1993 and the 14th edition is knocking at the door. Here GTV Live will disclose the SAFF Championship 2023 Teams, Groups, Host, Venue, Winners, Results, and more. SAFF Championship 2023 Schedule, Fixture, Date, Match Time BD.
SAFF Championship 2023 Teams, Group, Venue, Winners, Results
Where is the SAFF Championship 2023? Which team is the current champion of the SAFF Championship? Which teams are participating in the SAFF championship 2023?
SAFF Championship Teams
Generally, a SAFF Championship edition normally features the 8 South Asian nations but the number of teams and participants may vary from edition to edition. The 2023 SAFF Championship will feature 8 teams.
SAFF Championship 2023 Team List
SAFF Championship 2023 Groups
There will be 2 groups: A & B. Each group will feature 4 teams.
|Group A||Group B|
SAFF Championship 2023 Host
The authorities declared India as the host of this edition of the SAFF Championship on 14 February 2023. Sri Lanka was supposed to host the competition but was later suspended by FIFA. Nepal also had the intention but it was India who grabbed the privilege at the end.
SAFF Championship 2023 Venue
Bengaluru was announced as the centralized venue of the SAFF Championship 2023 by AIFF on 19 March 2023. The Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru will serve as the host stadium for all 15 matches of the competition. The venue has a capacity of around 25 thousand.
SAFF Championship Winners List
|Year and Edition||Host||Champion||Runners-Up|
|1993 (1st)||Pakistan||India||Sri Lanka|
|1995 (2nd)||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||India|
|2008 (7th)||Maldives & Sri Lanka||Maldives||India|
SAFF Championship 2023 Results
|Match||Fixture||Winner and Result|
|Group A, Match 01||KUW vs NEP||Kuwait|
|Group A, Match 02||IND vs PAK||India|
|Group B, Match 03||LBN vs BAN||Lebanon|
|Group B, Match 04||MDV vs BHU||Maldives|
|Group A, Match 05||PAK vs KUW||Kuwait|
|Group A, Match 06||NEP vs IND||India|
|Group B, Match 07||BAN vs MDV||-Bangladesh|
|Group B, Match 08||BHU vs LBN||Lebanon|
|Group A, Match 09||NEP vs PAK||Nepal|
|Group A, Match 10||IND vs KUW||Draw|
|Group B, Match 11||LBN vs MDV||Lebanon|
|Group B, Match 12||BHU vs BAN||Bangladesh|
|1st Semifinal||KUW vs BAN||–|
|2nd Semifinal||LBN vs IND||–|
|Final||SF-1 Winner vs SF-2 Winner||–|
Where is the Saff Championship 2023?
The SAFF Championship 2023 will be hosted in India. Bengaluru will have the privilege the host city and Sree Kanteerava Stadium will serve as the venue.
|Stadium||Sree Kanteerava Stadium|
Which team is the current champion of Saff Championship?
The current champion of the SAFF Championship is India. The biggest nation in the region defeated Nepal in the 2021 SAFF Final to clinch their 8th title in history. They got the better of their neighboring country by 3-0 in the final at the National Football Stadium in Malé.
Who won the 2011 SAFF Championship?
India won the 2011 SAFF Championship at their own background. They beat the Afghans in the final.