Sports news | SAFF Championship: India starts the campaign against Bangladesh on October 3rd

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New Delhi [India]August 20th (ANI): The All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced the SAFF Championship 2021 schedule for the Indian national team on Thursday.

The five-team tournament will take place on October 3rd at the National Football Stadium in Male, Maldives.

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“The Blue Tigers will all take part in the 2021 SAFF Championship, which will be played at the National Football Stadium in Male, Maldives, starting Sunday, October 3rd,” AIFF said in a statement.

The senior national team is currently setting up camp in Kolkata to prepare for the challenges ahead, the first of which will be two international friendlies against Nepal in the first week of September.

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India kicks off its SAFF championship campaign 2021 against Bangladesh on October 3, before taking on Sri Lanka (October 6), Nepal (October 8) and hosts of the Maldives (October 11).

After the round robin group stage, the two best-placed teams will advance to the final, which will take place on October 13th. (ANI)

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