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SAFF Championship 2021: Regional powerhouse India to open campaign in opposition to Bangladesh

Sunil Chettri-led Indian soccer team will open their SAFF Championships campaign  by locking horns with Bangladesh later in the evening at the Male Nationwide Stadium in Maldives. The match is scheduled to initiate at 4: 30 pm (IST). The 5 team flagship soccer tournament between the South Asian nations will find India compete in opposition to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Maldives to vie for prime regional soccer honours. It is distinguished that Pakistan and Bhutan are distinguished absentees on this model of the tournament.

Up so a ways: Oct 4, 2021, 11: 08 AM IST

Sunil Chettri-led Indian soccer team will open their SAFF Championships campaign  by locking horns with Bangladesh later in the evening at the Male Nationwide Stadium in Maldives. The match is scheduled to initiate at 4: 30 pm (IST). The 5 team flagship soccer tournament between the South Asian nations will find India compete in opposition to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Maldives to vie for prime regional soccer honours. It is distinguished that Pakistan and Bhutan are distinguished absentees on this model of the tournament.

The 5-team tournament will most possible be conducted in a spherical robin layout from October 1 to October 16 with every team taking on every so a lot of once sooner than the cease two facets making it to the finals.

Dubbed because the sturdy title favourites, India develop bear a no longer easy neighborhood opener as they address an upbeat Bangladesh team which beat Sri Lanka by a purpose of their opening match conducted on October 1.

If one were to head succor into most up-to-date historic previous, Bangladesh had solid a draw in opposition to India of their first leg of the 2022 World Cup qualifier match. The ‘Blue Tigers’ had bounced succor strongly to take the 2d leg by a two purpose margin .

India has been the dominant powerhouse in the SAFF Championships, a hit the South Asian regional title seven times. The ‘Blue Tigers’ ended up as runner-as a lot as Maldives in the closing model of the tournament conducted in 2018.

Right here is a stare at India’s fleshy squad for the SAFF Championship 2021

Goalkeepers: Dheeraj Singh, Vishal Kaith, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Chinglensana Singh Konsham, Mandar Rao Dessai, Rahul Bheke, Subhasish Bose, Seriton Fernandes. 

Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Lalengmawia, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad, Jeakson Singh, Glan Martins, Suresh Singh, Liston Colaco, Yasir Mohammad.

Forwards: Manvir Singh, Rahim Ali, Sunil Chhetri, Farukh Choudhary

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