India won the title of SAFF Championship 2023
India won the final of the South Asian Football Federation Championship 2023.
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The Indian men's football team beat Kuwait 5-4 in a thrilling penalty shootout.
The win secured India's 9th title in the SAFF Championship out of 14 editions.
The final took place at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore.
At that time India's FIFA ranking was 100th.
This victory follows their previous victory in the Intercontinental Cup.
India's journey in SAFF Championship 2023
India served as the host of the tournament.
India remained undefeated throughout the championship.
Group Stage Performance:
Defeated Pakistan and Nepal.
Draw against Kuwait.
Defeated Lebanon in the penalty shootout.
Defeated Kuwait in a thrilling penalty shootout.
SAFF Championship 2023 Prize Winners:
Fairplay Award: Nepal Football Team
Best Goalkeeper: Anisur Rahman Zico
Top goal scorer: Sunil Chhetri (6 goals)
Most Valuable Player (MVP) Sunil Chhetri
Runner-up: Kuwait football team
About SAFF (South Asian Football Federation Championship)
The SAFF Football Championship is a biennial international football tournament in South Asia.
It aims to promote and develop football in the region.
The inaugural edition took place in 1993 in Lahore, Pakistan.
India became the champion by defeating Pakistan in the final.
This tournament is held every two years.
Participating countries include Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Its primary objective is to enhance the development of football in South Asia.
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