SAFF Championship 2021

South Asia is now on its way to begin the football tournament. All the football fans are waiting to see their country in the big contest. The SAFF Championship 2021 is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the whole Asian continent. Countries that are a part of the SAFF organization will play at the tournament.

SAFF championship 2021 is the 13 edition of SAFF. It was first take place in the year of 1993. It is usually played every two years. The 13th edition was first scheduled in 2020 but, for the Covid-19 pandemic situation they to had to reschedule the date.

The Maldives is the host country of SAFF 2021, they are the defending champion too. The event will last about 16 days, from October 1 to October 16.

Here we prepare an article on SAFF Championship 2021. Here we will talk about the event fixtures, how to live stream, how to watch on TV, and some other stuff. So, let’s start.

SAFF Championship 2021 Fixtures:

Below we gave the full chart of the SAFF Championship schedule/fixtures

Date Time Match
October 1, 2021 4:00 pm Nepal vs. Maldives
October 1, 2021 9:00 pm Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh
October 4, 2021 4:00 pm Bangladesh vs. India
October 4, 2021 9:00 pm Sri Lanka vs. Nepal
October 7, 2021 4:00 pm India vs. Sri Lanka
October 7, 2021 9:00 pm Maldives vs. Bangladesh
October 10, 2021 4:00 pm Maldives vs. Sri Lanka
October 10, 2021 9:00 pm Nepal vs. India
October 13, 2021 4:00 pm Bangladesh vs. Nepal
October 13, 2021 9:00 pm India vs. Maldives
October 16, 2021 TBD TBD
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How to watch the SAFF Championship Live on TV:

  • Bangladesh: T Sports
  • India: Doordarshan
  • Maldives: Yes TV, DheenugeAdu

The match will be broadcast through the TV channels for the viewers. This helps the fans to watch the tournament free. Let’s see which channel will telecast the tournament.

In Bangladesh, T Sports will telecast the whole event. T Sports’ full meaning is Titash Sports. It’s the first sports channel in Bangladesh.

Indian fans can watch the SAFF Championship with Doordarshan. It’s channel owned and operate by the government. So, this will be a completely cost-free watching.

And the Maldives has two options two TV channels where they can watch the championship event. Yes TV and DheenugeAdu both will telecast the full event in the whole country.

How to Live Stream SAFF Championship 2021:

The SAFF Championship live stream is available on the HNC Sports app. They will broadcast all the matches of the SAFF Championship. It’s available on the play store and apple store.

Also, the matches of SAFF will available on Youtube too. And there will be some websites and social media pages that will broadcast the matches for fans. Search on social media or in Google there you will get those sites links.


There are mainly 7 countries that participle in that heavy challenging event. If don’t know those SAFF teams then here it is- Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka.

Since the beginning of the tournament, Afghanistan played some in the SAFF tournament as a guest team. But after 2018 the board decide that no more inviting team, it will be played just among us.

Fans and audiences miss those Afghani in the contest. Though there weren’t the best yet they put a hell of a show. Afghan won the SAFF trophy for once.

Which team isn’t gonna participate in the SAFF tournament 2021:

Another sad news for football lovers is that this time Pakistan and Bhutan won’t be able to join the tournament. Pakistan is banned by FIFA. And the Bhutan government didn’t allow their team to come to Bhutan. So that will be Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Nepal. Team Bhutan and Pakistan never won a SAFF cup.

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Championship results of SAFF tournament:

In SAFF the most dangerous team in India. They are leaders of SAFF and won the trophy for the most time. They return home with the trophy in hand seven times. In the second position we have the Maldives but with a huge gap in scoring. The Maldives won the trophy two times. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are in the third position together. They become the victorious team for once.

This year Maldives and Nepal is the favorite team. Obviously, India has a great chance too cause we can’t deny their presence in the tournament. Last year the Maldives won the match against India in Bangladesh. So, Maldives will try to defend their trophy this year. And as the championship event is taking place in the Maldives so they will have some advantages.

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The first opening day matches of SAFF are Nepal vs Maldives and Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh. And the next day India will step into the field. Everyone fans from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, and Sri Lanka is waiting for the event to kick off. Here we have described pretty much everything. If anything else you wanna know then let us know in the comment section.

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.


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