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South Asian Football Federation Champion

Posted on 14 December 2009 by FootballFan

South Asian Football Federation Champion

South Asian Football Federation Champion

With only ten days of preparation and a young side, India defied the odds to regain the supremacy in South Asian football by beating Maldives a 3-1 in the final of the Sixth SAFF Championship last night. Thanks to the superior gameplan of a master tactician and the brilliant performances from a goalkeeper, India got past the hurdle to lift the coveted trophy for the fourth time. Continue Reading

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India vs Maldives in the Final

Posted on 11 December 2009 by FootballFan

Maldives  Football team

Maldives Football team

Bangladesh’s hopes of a second South Asian football trophy were scuppered on Friday when the hosts lost 1-0 to three-times champions India in the second semifinal on Friday. Sushil Kumar scored the goal from a free-kick at the 61st minute to take the last edition’s runners-up India to their second final in a row and broke the hosts’ hearts. Continue Reading

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Bangladesh take on rival India in Saff 2009 Semifinal

Posted on 10 December 2009 by FootballFan

Bangladesh vs India SAFF Championship Semi Final 2009

Bangladesh vs India SAFF Championship Semi Final 2009

Bangladesh will be looking to block the aerial route of the comparatively taller Indians in the second semi-final of the Bangabandhu SAFF Championship starting at 7:30pm at the BNS today. Continue Reading

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The battle of the SAFF Football Islanders

Posted on 10 December 2009 by FootballFan

Ashfaq Ali  Maldive SAFF Football

Ashfaq Ali Maldive SAFF Football

Reigning champions Maldives and Sri Lanka will renew their rivalry when they face each other in the first semifinal of the Bangabandhu SAFF Championship at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today. Continue Reading

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Nepal beat Afgans 3-0, out despite victory

Posted on 09 December 2009 by FootballFan

Nepal vs Afganistan SAFF Football 2009

Nepal vs Afganistan SAFF Football 2009

Nepal registered their first victory in the Bangabandhu SAFF Championship overpowering Afghanistan 3-0 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium Wednesday. Despite the victory, the Himalayan kingdom failed to book a semifinal berth as defending champions Maldives beat India 2-0 later in the day. Continue Reading

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Maldives defeat Indians 2-0

Posted on 09 December 2009 by FootballFan

Maldives vs India

Maldives vs India

Defending champions Maldives cruised to the semifinals of the Bangabandhu SAFF Championship with a facile 2-0 victory over India at the Bangabandhu National Stadium Wednesday. India finished the mach with ten men losing forward Balwant Singh for his second yellow card in the mid second half. Continue Reading

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Pakistan 7 beat Bhutan 0

Posted on 08 December 2009 by FootballFan

Pakistan thrashed Bhutan 7-0 in their last match of Group B in the Bangabandhu SAFF Championship at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday but this win was not enough for them to book a semifinal spot as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka made it to the last four after the hosts’ 2-1 win in the latter group match. Continue Reading

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Bangladesh beat Srilanka 2-1

Posted on 08 December 2009 by FootballFan

Bangladesh beat Srilanka

Bangladesh beat Srilanka

Bangladesh stormed into the semi-finals as the champions of group B of the Bangabandhu SAFF Championship with a superb 2-1 win over Sri Lanka at the BNS on Tuesday. Continue Reading

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Bangladesh can be a good footballing nation

Posted on 08 December 2009 by FootballFan

Zoran Djordjevic

Zoran Djordjevic

Serbian coach Zoran Djordjevic believes Bangladesh has all the ingredients of becoming a good footballing nation, but it has still to take the step on the highway of modern football. Continue Reading

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Ashfaq Ali Downs Afgans 3-1

Posted on 08 December 2009 by FootballFan

Maldives captain Ashfaq Ali

Maldives captain Ashfaq Ali

Ashfaq Ali, the Maldives captain also known as ‘Dhaggey’ or Iron Man in Maldivian language, scored a brace as his team staged a brilliant comeback to beat Afghanistan 3-1 in a Group A match of the Bangabandhu SAFF Championship at the BNS on Monday. Continue Reading

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