SAFF Championship 2013: India grouped with Pakistan

SAFF U-16 Championship Draws announced -India grouped with Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan 

Defending Champions India have been drawn to begin their campaign against arch rivals Pakistan on the inaugural day of the 2013 SAFF Championship at the Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu on September 1.

The Official Draw which took place on Tuesday (July 30) in Kathmandu saw India clubbed with hosts Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan in Group A of the Championship while Afghanistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan have been clubbed in Group B.

Both the semifinals are slated for September 8 while the Final is slated for September 11.

India are scheduled to play their second match on September 3 against Bangladesh while the final Group League Match against hosts Nepal is on September 5.


GROUP A: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh
GROUP B: Afghanistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan

FIXTURES (All Timings in IST):

September 1: India vs Pakistan (3.15pm)
September 1: Nepal vs Bangladesh (6.15pm)
September 2: Afghanistan vs Bhutan (3.15pm)
September 2: Maldives vs Sri Lanka (6.15pm)
September 3: Pakistan vs Nepal (3.15pm)
September 3: Bangladesh vs India (6.15pm)
September 4: Bhutan vs Maldives (3.15pm)
September 4: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (6.15pm)
September 5: India vs Nepal (3.15pm)
September 5: Bangladesh vs Pakistan (6.15pm)
September 6: Afghanistan vs Maldives (3.15pm)
September 6: Sri Lanka vs Bhutan (6.15pm)


September 8: Winner Group A vs Runners-up Group B (3.15pm)
September 8: Winner Group B vs Runners-up Group A (6.15pm)

September 11:
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