SAFF Championship 2023 Teams, Group, Venue, Winners, Results

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

  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Maldives
  • Lebanon
  • Kuwait

SAFF Championship 2023 Groups

There will be 2 groups: A & B. Each group will feature 4 teams.

Group A Group B
India Bangladesh
Pakistan Bhutan
Nepal Lebanon
Kuwait Maldives

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 Results
SAFF Championship 2023 Teams List, Groups

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
1997 (3rd) Nepal India Maldives
1999 (4th) India India Bangladesh
2003 (5th) Bangladesh Bangladesh Maldives
2005 (6th) Pakistan India Bangladesh
2008 (7th) Maldives & Sri Lanka Maldives India
2009 (8th) Bangladesh India Maldives
2011 (9th) India India Afghanistan
2013 (10th) Nepal Afghanistan India
2015 (11th) India India Afghanistan
2018 (12th) Bangladesh Maldives India
2021 (13th) Maldives India Nepal
2023 (14th) India TBD TBD

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.

Host Nation India
Host City Bengaluru
Stadium Sree Kanteerava Stadium
Which team is the current champion of Saff Championship
SAFF Championship Winners List (1993-2023)

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.

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