The much awaited SAFF Championship 2021 will commenced from October 1. Indian national team is one of the participants of the tournament. Maldives is the host nation for this edition. The Blue Tigers will start their campaign on October 4 when they clash with neighbors Bangladesh. India is the most successful team in the history of SAFF Championship. They have won the tournament record seven times. Their three championship title wins came in the last five editions. In the last edition of the SAFF Championship, India have to face defeat against Maldives.
Igor Stimac, the head coach of Indian Football Team has already announced a 23-man squad for the upcoming tournament. Goalkeeper Amrinder Singh will not be able to join the team camp after he was tested Covid-19 positive. The main defender of Indian team, Sandesh Jhingan is also unavailable for selection as his injury continues to sideline him. Players like Akash Mishra, Bipin Singh and Pronay Halder failed to make a cut into the 23-man squad, whereas Vishal Kaith and Udanta Singh received a call back from the coach.
INDIA SAFF CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 SQUAD
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
India’s fixtures in SAFF Championship 2021
October 4 – India vs Bangladesh
October 7 – India vs Sri Lanka
October 10 – India vs Nepal
October 13 – India vs Maldives
Where to watch the SAFF Championship 2021 Live telecast in India?
Indian fans can watch the live telecast of SAFF Championship matches on Eurosport and Eurosport HD. The live matches will also be available online on Discovery + App.