The final will be the 12th for India in 13 editions which shows the domination of India in this regional tournament.
Seven-time champions India face history-chasing Nepal in the 2021 SAFF Championship final. Check match and telecast details of the IND vs NEP football clash.
Needing a win to enter the SAFF Championship 2021 final, India defeated holders and hosts Maldives 3-1. Blue Tigers face Nepal in the title clash.
India have so far scored two goals in the ongoing SAFF Championships and both came through Sunil Chhetri, who equalled legendary Pele with his 77th strike in the match against Nepal.
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The seven-time champions paid the price of not creating enough chances and wasting those they got against a Sri Lankan side 98 places below them in the FIFA rankings.
Against Sri Lanka on Thursday, India head coach Igor Stimac might bring in some changes in the starting XI to take a look at the bench strength.
India were held to a 1-1 draw by a 10-man Bangladesh side in Male, Maldives on Monday.
Seven-time champions India are the overwhelming favourites to win the 2021 edition of SAFF Championship in the Maldives. Check tournament and telecast details.
India, who have won the regional football tournament seven times out of the 12 editions, open their campaign against Bangladesh on Monday.
Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac named a 23-member squad for the upcoming SAFF Championship in the Maldives with Bangaluru FC winger Udanta Singh returning to the side.
After a 1-1 draw in the first friendly, India notched up a 2-1 win in the second game against Nepal on Sunday
The five-team SAFF Championships will be held from October 3 to October 13 at the National Stadium in Male.
Raheem Ali, Seriton Fernandes get maiden call-ups for India's two matches against Nepal on Sept 2 and 5
Igor Stimac's side will then face Sri Lanka (October 6), Nepal (October 8) and hosts Maldives (October 11) in their remaining round-robin league matches
The Indian team's defensive mainstay Sandesh Jhingan is expected to join Croatian top division club HNK Sibenik
Stimac has named an initial list of 23 probables, leaving out players from ATK Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC owing to the two club's commitments in the AFC Cup in the Maldives
Igor Stimac was appointed as the head coach of the Indian national football team in May 2019 for a two-year term, and has had mixed results since
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