India wins South Asian Football Federation Under-15 Championship

Aug 28, 2017 14:51 IST
India wins South Asian Football Federation Under-15 Championship

The India football team on 27 August 2017 defeated Nepal 2-1 to win the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-15 Championship at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato in Nepal.

Bangladesh and Bhutan captured third and fourth place in the tournament, respectively.

Bangladesh’s Foysal Ahmed (6 goals) was declared the top scorer of the tournament while India’s Vikram Pratap Singh was chosen as the Best Player of the tournament. Bangladesh was bestowed with the Fair Play Award.

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About SAFF U-15 Championship

The SAFF U-15 Championship is an international football competition contested by the national teams of the members of the South Asian Football Federation.

The first edition of the tournament took place in Nepal in August 2011.

The tournament was previously known as the SAFF U-16 Championship.

Since most teams use to send their U-15 team, the tournament’s name was officially changed to U-15 tournament.

The 2017 SAFF U-15 Championship was the 4th edition of the tournament.

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