SAFF Championships 2023

India beat Kuwait in tiebreakers to clinch SAFF title

India beat Kuwait 5-4 on penalties in the final to clinch their ninth SAFF Championship title at the Sri Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium on Tuesday.

‘Our level should be better than SAFF display’

There is no shame against losing to a superior team when the performance remains incredible enough to win the hearts of fans and neutrals alike. Bangladesh on Saturday reinforced that notion against Kuwait in the 2023 SAFF Championship semi-finals as Bishwanath Ghosh and teammates operated like warriors on the pitch. In an interview with Anisur Rahman of The Daily Star, the 24-year-old revisited his journey in the latest regional tournament, as a professional footballer and more. The excerpts are as follows:

India beat Lebanon to advance into SAFF final 

India beat Nepal 4-2 on penalties to cement their spot in the final of the ongoing SAFF Championships 2023 at the Sri Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium in India on Saturday.

Heartbreak leaves booters speechless

Before taking to the ground for the warm-up session at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru ahead of the SAFF Championship semifinal against Kuwait, Bangladesh right-back Bishwanath Ghosh announced that he would distribute Tk 5 lakh among his teammates as a bonus if they could make it to the final for the first time in 18 years.

This should be Bangladesh's level: Cabrera

Bangladesh came into the SAFF Championship with little hope of making it to the semifinals, a stage they had failed to reach over the past five editions of the regional football extravaganza, and their poor performances in some recent friendlies cast further doubt on their ability to make it out of the group stage.

We deserved to win: Cabrera 

Bangladesh national football team coach Javier Cabrera asserted that his team deserved to win against a much stronger Kuwait in their semifinal clash in the ongoing SAFF Championships 2023 at the Sri Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium on Saturday.

Bangladesh ready for 'memorable achievement'

It was raining heavily at the KFA football Stadium but Bangladesh team kept their focus in training yesterday, on the eve of their Bhutan fixture in Bengaluru.

Bangladesh ready for today's 'final'

Bangladesh coach Javier Cabrera appeared to be taking a contemplative walk around the artificial turf at the Karnataka State Association Stadium in Bengaluru with his head bowed and his hands behind his back before starting the final preparations for today's SAFF Championship match against Maldives.

Kuwait thrash Pakistan 4-0 in SAFF Championships

Pakistan were handed consecutive 4-0 thrashings following their loss against Kuwait in the SAFF Championships 2023 at the Sri Kanteerava Outdoor Stadium in India on Saturday.

June 21, 2023
June 21, 2023

New dimension enlivens SAFF Championship

The 14th edition of SAFF Championship will feature a new dimension of competitiveness as two Middle Eastern nations enter the fray with the curtains set to be raised at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore today.

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