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DSport, an all-new premium Indian Sports Channel presented by Discovery Communications will broadcast the live matches of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship 2018, scheduled to be happen from September 4 to 16 in India.

The upcoming edition will be 12th edition of the SAFF championship which is also known as 2018 SAFF Suzuki Cup will start from 4th September 2018 in Bangladesh having seven teams fighting for the title. Indian football team fans and supporters can catch live match coverage on DSport as the ‘Blue Tigers’ will come  the ground with a single objective of wining eight title of this most competitive football championship of the south Asian region.

India, being a seven time SAAF champion has been put in a same pool along with arch-rivals Maldives and Sri Lanka. And they will clash in order to reach semis and finals.

Devoid of Star players like Sunil Chhetri and Gurpreet Singh, the whole responsibility to score goal and win matches will be there on their talented strikers like Rahul KP and Sumit Passi.

Additionally, SAFF will be a huge platform for new rising footballers like Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Suresh Singh Wangjam, and Rahim Ali who have been given a chance to exhibit their talent after their splendid performance in the Under 17 World Cup.

Anirudh Thapa who has also been awarded as the emerging player of the year in the 2017-18 season of Indian Super League (ISL) will be a key man in the Midfield along with this its packed defense line team India will be prepared to make a mark and ‘battle for the Title’. With the kind of form that the Indian Team is in this contest will be a treat for the Indian football fans.

The Match Schedule for SAFF Championship 2018:


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Previously known as ‘South Asian Association of Regional Co-operation Gold Cup’ held in 1993 and ‘South Asian Gold Cup 95’ in 1995, the tournament was renamed as the ‘South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship’ in 1997, with India won the inaugural SAARC Gold Cup in 1993 and also the SAFF Championship in 1997. Since its beginning, the biennial competition has developed with a focus on improving and promoting the game in the region.


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