After being postponed twice due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2021 edition of the SAFF Championship kicked off in the Maldives on October 1st. The five participating nations are – India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. At this year’s edition, Bhutan and Pakistan will not be represented in the top football league. Bhutan reluctantly refrained from allowing players to travel abroad, while Pakistan remains suspended from FIFA for violating FIFA statutes. For this reason, the qualification method has been changed to a round robin format, in which the two best teams advance to the finals.
Indian soccer team India will launch their 2021 SAFF championship campaign against Bangladesh on Monday 4th October at 4:30 p.m. IST at the Male National Stadium in the Maldives. In particular, all games in the tournament will be played at the same location.
The Blue Tigers are the most successful nation in the championship and have won the tournament seven times. The team has won three times in the last five editions, will strive for a brilliant start to the tournament and consolidate its favorite status.
Bangladesh started their campaign with a 1-0 win over Sri Lanka. The Bengal Tigers have a lot of momentum on their side and will fight for the three points here. They will also take revenge after failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup against the Blue Tigers in June this year. A win in today’s competition automatically increases your chances of qualifying for the final.
India vs. Bangladesh: XI likely
In the: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK); Chinglensana Singh, Pritam Kotal, Seriton Fernandes, Mandar Rao Dessai, Glan Martins, Anirudh Thapa, Manvir Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Rahim Ali, Sunil Chhetri
Bangladesh: Anisur Rahman (GK); Biswanath Ghosh, Topu Barman, Tariq Kazi, Yasin Arafat, Jewel Rana, Jamal Bhuyan, Mohammed Ibrahim, Sohel Rana, Biplu Ahmed, Sumon Reza
When does India vs. Bangladesh SAFF Championship start in 2021?
The game begins on Monday 4th October at 4:30 p.m. IST at the Male National Stadium in the Maldives.
Which TV station will broadcast the friendly game between India and Bangladesh?
The game will be broadcast on Eurosport and Eurosport HD channels in India.
How can I stream live the India vs Bangladesh SAFF Championship 2021 game?
Fans can enjoy the live streaming of the game on the Discovery + app.
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