SAFF Football Championship 2009

Posted on 26 October 2009 by FootballFan

Hosts Bangladesh will begin their SAFF Championship campaign taking on Bhutan in one of two opening day matches on December 4 as the South Asian Football Federation yesterday revealed the fixtures of the sixth edition of the regional football meet.

All 15 matches including the semifinals and final will be played at the Bangabandhu National Stadium with two matches of the group stage to be played each day from December 4 to 9.

Both semifinals are scheduled for December 11 while the final will take pace on December 13.

Bangladesh had earlier been drawn in Group B along with Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bhutan while Group A included holders Maldives, runners-up India, Afghanistan and Nepal. Top two teams from each group will qualify for the semifinals.

Bangladesh, who were eliminated from the group stage in the fifth edition in Colombo in 2008 after a 1-1 draw against Bhutan, a 2-2 draw against Afghanistan before going 1-0 down to Sri Lanka, will play the second match against Pakistan on December 6.

The hosts’ third and group final match against Sri Lanka will be held on December 8.

55 Comments For This Post

  1. hassan saeed(maldives) Says:

    maldives will be saff champions this time also, the reasion is defending runners up india takes under 23 squad for this competition…and bangladhesh can’t beat king of saff MALDIVES……WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF SAFF..

  2. Md. Morshed Says:

    Bangladesh will win this prestigiuos tournament this year because they hosting this tournament and they have enough fire power to beat others..

  3. Amir Says:

    This could be the best turn for Maldives, because they prepared well beating senior Malaysian national team 1-0 and crushed under 23 National team 4-1 in a friendly. Also dont forget that super star Ali Ashfaaq is on top form too, scoring 4 goals in Malaysia. There is no one in south asia who can match with his superior quality, and definitely, this could be the second turn for him to become best player in the tournment.

  4. ARYAN MAHARJAN Says:

    NEPAL IS RISING WITH SETUP DEFENCE AND STRIKING. PLEASE WATCH OUT THE MAGIC/

  5. ROHAN THAPA Says:

    NEVER BEFORE HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF NEPAL, THIS TIME THE BOYS WILL PROVE IT.

  6. ADHIRAJ THAPA Says:

    NEVER HAS HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL, THIS TIME THEY WILL CHANGE THE ENTIRE GAME. THEY KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THE GAMES ARE…..

  7. sanket Says:

    from nepal
    nepal is going to be a new king of saff.our main competitive team is maldives.bt other team is nothing.

  8. ravin k.c. Says:

    this time nepal will be the favourite one in saff championship to lift the cup…becoz of perfectly balanced team..along with star players to be watched like anil gurung who had just return from england and jumanu rai the perfect striker…so its NEPAL this time….

  9. Gasim ibrahim (maldives) Says:

    ya hopefully we will make it this time also….

  10. ravin kc Says:

    nepal is the ultimate winner this time…players to watch anil gurung & jumanu rai…

  11. keshar Says:

    how can i see saff football live on internet from us

  12. jesh Says:

    Cheers for NEPAL!!!

  13. keshar Says:

    good luck nepal

  14. keshar Says:

    ravin ani jesh ji internet ma saff football live kasari herne ho thaha bhayama site ko naam diyara sahayog garnu paryo….

  15. jesh Says:

    i am also trying to search the live streaming Keshar ji , i am in Canada and i am dying to see the match but forget about live streaming i couldn’t able find the site for live score update also that sucks

  16. tamim Says:

    go bangladesh…

  17. Abbey Says:

    http://www.maradhu.net/media/tvml2.html

  18. ravin kc Says:

    jesh nd keshar ji,live score update chahi tala ko link ma herna sakincha:

    http://soccerinnepal.blogspot.com/

    ok all the best for nepali team

  19. rujan Says:

    nepal will win. we are the argentina of south asia with our entertaining total football. good luck nepal and fuck india

  20. mahesh gautam Says:

    the only saff champion this time it’s NEPAL…….

  21. Saman Says:

    Till now nepal has played well and hope that nepal will win this match and this tournament also,and special thanks to our coach Mr Thapa,All the best Nepali Team.and today our team captain is also Thapa so he also have to prove this …………… ALL THE BEST>
    Saman

  22. Ajay Singh Chauhan Says:

    jesh you can watch game here..
    as i am in Canada as well..
    which province you are living?

  23. jesh Says:

    BRAVO!!! NEPAL !!! got a good chance to win but still a good game BRAVO !!!

  24. Ranjan B. Says:

    Bangladesh win this championship because we are Bangladeshi and also tiger don’t forgot again dear neighbors

  25. NAREX Says:

    WE R WAITING THE FINAL GAME WITH INDIA THAN NO MATTER WHATSOEVER THE CUPS WILL BE RETURN TO KATHMANDU… VIJAY BHAWA:

  26. prachanda Says:

    nepal r d champs
    india (dhoti) ko dhoti udcha aaj

  27. biju NEPAL Says:

    aja nepal le jitnai parcha dhoti haru lai dekhaunai parcha
    ALL THE BEST TO NEPAL

  28. sudeep Says:

    nepal thrans by india 4_1.i hope nepal will be champ still campion.jumanu is hiro of this team.come on jumanu we want to win this match god always help u.

  29. sudeep Says:

    ALL THE BEST NEPALI TEAM N MR THAPA WHO COACH OF THIS NEPALI TEAM.

  30. AASIP Says:

    EAST OR WEST NEPAL IS THE BEST. IF NEPAL GOT A CHANCE THEN I M SURE THEY WILL WIN. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!INDIANS ARE CHEATERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Suyesh Says:

    How do u watch live on NET DUDES??

  32. rajitha Says:

    best wishes for sri lanka and we hope sri lanka will go final

  33. ayya Says:

    hey this time is ours(maldives) so all others pls dont think abt saff championship. go back and stay safe.

  34. Qureshi Says:

    the teams that might win are bangladesh or maldives….india is not going to win cuz they realize that they r retards…..
    As for Pakistan….too much politics…they dont send better players from makran and lyari….

  35. Ali Ashfaq (Maldives) Says:

    I Promise Everyone That We Will Be Playing Fair And I Am 100% Sure That Maldives Will Win The S.A.A.F Championship This Year

    :Ashfaq

  36. Niraz Says:

    What happened to nepal? Dhoti lai jitna sakena kya bore bhayo.. aafule chai nepal ko game bhanera cable television wala lai bangladesh tv lagauna layera hereko … no way to go semi final…. badluk

  37. SAFF CHAMPIONS! Says:

    Get latest SAFF updates from http://saffchampionship.com/ – Official Bangladesh match coverage, Live stream, Live coverage, Etc…

  38. Suyesh Says:

    What time is the match today? How can we watch live??

  39. saneen Says:

    Surely Maldives will win the SAFF championship 2009.
    “Aharemenge Ummeedhu”

  40. lopsang Says:

    aww…god nepal is in terrible condition plz God INdia sud win maldives today or else nepal has no chance ..how unlucky ….. :(

  41. msk Says:

    India got into the semifinal by fluke. Nepal deserved the semi final place, but bad luck follows. Maldives is the best team in this group. On other group, I think Pakistan was better than SriLanka, but they didnt have the scorer…well…Pakistan should not depend on their English 2nd division footballers either. Bangladesh deserves the group winner in this group as they played all-out against SriLanka. My bet Bangladesh and Maldives will be in the final, and there Bangladesh has huge home team advantage…lets see

  42. hejj Says:

    MALDIP NEPAL suck how thy think fr chamipoship thy need to knw many things still!
    go for BD n INDIA

  43. fayax Says:

    “”””””””Maldives Champion again 2009″”””””””””””
    India Bangladesh need 100 more years to come level of maldives. maldives has the ability to do to win they have individual talented stars like Asfaq + Toriq + Arif + Fazeel + Muhkthaar + they are most wanted most dangerous players in this saac so wining against maldives is not that easy ,,,
    – the most brilliant 23 years number one striker in the saac IRON MAN(DAGANDEY) ALI ASFAG Is more than enough to beat any country in this saac thats why he is the most valuable player 2008 —– GudLuCk MaLdIvEs.

  44. dorji Says:

    hey u guys…Bhutan is d best team in Asia……………we r little scared tats y we lost…………..otherwise noone can cum near us…..we r d Brazil of SOUTH ASIA….n one day will win the WORLDCUP…..this SAFF is like a piece of stool hanging on our butt……….

  45. Jaikz [Maldivian] Says:

    lol.. maldives will this time.. We beat srilanka 5 goals to 1 :D

  46. amit Says:

    I’m egerly waiting 4 da final result.Bangladesh have to win this cup.In fact this tournament is cause of Dido’s departure.Don’t forget forget dat India and Maldives have sent a weak team ,so we have defeat them.Good luck………

  47. Farish (mdv) Says:

    Hey guys! Maldives on the final. And india too.. .oooops but not bangladhesh. hehehe. .

    Better luck nexttime

  48. naube(Maldives) Says:

    hurray! Maldives will win this time too! Sorry Bangladhesh but u have sent “the weak”team!!
    Gud luck next time!!!

  49. BDvocal(bangladesh) Says:

    jst a lucky win by india in a neck to neck game….nyways we’r d host n we’r going to maintain our curtisy…. Coz having a successful torney iz itself a winning for us..

  50. ziad Says:

    Wish Maldives all the best for tomorrow’s match.

    Maldives will always will beat so called brazil in south asia. And dorji we dont keep stoool hanging in our butt like Bhutan (Buttan) we through it.

  51. bipin Says:

    east the west nepal is the best

  52. FIROJ(NEPALI) Says:

    Nevermind the neplese football gonna surely rock oneday keep it up guyz you did the best of urs.all da best for india and maldives for the finals.

  53. MONKO Says:

    MIFAHARU VES MEE AHAREMENGE FAHARU……..WE WILL WIN…..GO MALDIVES….AHAREMENGE UMMEEDHU….MALDIVES WILL WIN…..SCORE IS 5-0…. =D =D =D =D =D =D

  54. ggobindroka Says:

    bongladesh saff champaion footal video kun addresh ma harne sakencha please sait ko nam botaidinus na la malie 1 deami herna mon lagakao cha maila dharai site ma taray gera tara nepalko khal dekhne payana please

  55. sajel Says:

    if you want to see real bangladeshi footballers are in london! and those are the people that can take you places!! and win!!! put a better names for us!

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