India will be eying their 8th SAFF championship title when they face a resurgent Maldives in the finals. The Blue Tigers had allready defeated Maldives and Sri Lanka in the group stage clash with same scoring margin of 2-0.
India pipped Pakistan 3-1 in the semi-final in an evenly contested first half. The second half proved to be a goal fest as India managed 3 goals and Pakistan also found the net on one occasion.
Maldives were clinical in their semi-final clash against Nepal, where they won 3-0 courtesy of Ibrahim Waheed Hassan’s brilliance. He will be one player who can create a difference in the final and Indian defenders needs to mark him carefully.
Stat: India has conceded the least number of goal in the tournament (i.e 1 goal)
Both the teams have faced each other for 18 times where India clearly enjoys the upper hand. The Blue Tigers got the better of Maldives on 14 occasions while the latter team have 3 wins over India, two matches ended in a draw.
Maldives’ last victory over India came way back in 2009 SAFF Championship where they won 2-0.
SAFF Cup 2018
India vs Maldives, Final
Venue: Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Date: September 15, 2018
Timings: 6:30 PM (IST)
SAFF Championship 2018 final, India vs Maldives- Live Streaming
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SAFF Championship 2018 final, India vs Maldives- TV Channels
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Full Indian squad
GOALKEEPERS : Vishal Kaith, Kamaljit Singh, Sukhdev Patil.
DEFENDERS : Davinder Singh, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Subhasish Bose (C), Mohd. Sajid Dhot, Jerry Lalrinzuala.
MIDFIELDERS : Nikhil Poojary, Vinit Rai, Germanpreet Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Ashique Kuruniyan, Vignesh D.
FORWARDS : Sumit Passi, Hitesh Sharma, Manvir Singh, Farukh Choudhary.
Full Maldives squad
New Radiant – Mohamed Faisal (GK), Akram Abdul Ghanee, Mohamed Umair, Hamza Mohamed, Ali Fasir, Riham Abdul Ghanee.
Maziya – Hussain Shareef (GK), Mohamed Mujutaaz, Ali Samooh, Mohamed Irufaan, Asadulla Abdulla, Hassan Naaiz, Ahmed Imaaz, Moosa Yaamin.
Eagles – Hussain Shifau Yoosuf, Mohamed Naim, Ahmed Numaan, Mohamed Arif, Hassan Raif Ahmed, Mifdad Ahmed (GK).
TC – Ibrahim Hassan Waheed, Ibrahim Mahudhee Hassan, Mohamed Azzam, Mohamed Samir, Azzam Abdulla.
Victory SC – Hussain Nihaan.
United Victory – Hassan Tholaal (GK).
Green Streets – Abdulla Yameen, Mohamed Samdhooh.