A lackluster defensive performance in the match against Bangladesh costed India heavily as they had to be content with a draw, playing against 189th ranked team. Bangladesh were down to 10 men but a first International goal by rookie Yeasin Arafat spoiled the party for the Indian tigers as the defensive line didn’t look impressive enough and Bangladesh made the full use of it by counter attacking several times and giving a real scare to the men in blue.
India is without the services of its seasoned defender Sandesh Jhingan and with his absence, there will be chance for other youngsters to capitalize. Igor Stimac may change the formation in the game against Sri Lanka and may make changes in the defensive and midfield line.
Sri Lanka(205) is the last ranked Asian team and it may not be a tough task for India but the men in blue needs to tick all the boxes to get back into the groove. Sri Lanka have lost both their matches to Bangladesh (1-0) and Nepal (3-2) respectively.
In a five team tournament, the top two teams qualify for the finals which will be played on 16th October 2021 at Maldives National Football Team Stadium. After the suspension of Pakistan and the withdrawal of Bhutan, the format was changed to a single group round robin format where the top two teams advance to the final. India is currently placed at the third spot with one point and a win against Sri Lanka may bring them back in the contention for the top two spot in the table.
When will be India vs Sri Lanka match at SAFF Championship 2021 be played ?
The match is scheduled on 7th October 2021 at Maldives National Football Team Stadium in Male.
The timing of India vs Sri Lanka match at SAFF championship 2021 ?
The match will start from 4:30 PM (Indian standard time)
The live streaming details of India vs Sri Lanka match at SAFF championship 2021 ?
Discovery Plus mobile application will stream the match officially. You can get the subscription of the app to catch Indian football team in action.
The TV broadcasting details of India vs Sri Lanka match at SAFF championship 2021 ?
Eurosport and Eurosport HD is the official broadcaster of the match in India.
Bangladesh– T Sports
Maldives– Yes TV
Nepal– Action Sports
Sri Lanka– Football Sri Lanka TV and Supreme TV
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