SAFF Championship 2008


SAFF Championship 2008

Infobox International Football Competition
tourney_name =
year = 2008
othertitles =


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country = Maldives
country2 = Sri Lanka
dates = 3 June14 June
finalists = 8
venues = 2
cities = 2
champion = Maldives
count = 1
second = India
third =
matches = 15
goals = 43
attendance =
top_scorer = flagicon|MDV Ibrahim Fazeel (3 goals) [http://maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=2011 India 0 - 1 Maldives: New champions]
player = flagicon|MDV Ali Ashfaq
updated =

The 2008 SAFF Championship was held in Malé, Maldives and Colombo, Sri Lanka between June 3 and June 14, 2008. (All times GMT+0).

Initally, the tournament was due to be held in 2007 but was postponed to 2008.

Fixtures

Group A

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date = June 3, 2008
time = 11:00
team1 = fb-rt|India
score = 4 – 0
report = [http://www.maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=1962 Report]
[http://www.socceragenepal.com.np/newsoccer/news/news.php?action=new&sno=3555 Report]
team2 = fb|Nepal
goals1 = Pradeep goal|26
Bhutia goal|34
Chetri goal|67
S. K. Singh goal|83
goals2 =
stadium = Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé
attendance =
referee =
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date = June 3, 2008
time = 16:00
team1 = fb-rt|Maldives
score = 3 – 0
report = [http://www.maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=1965 Report]
team2 = fb|Pakistan
goals1 = Shifan goal|45+2
Thoriq goal|47
Akram goal|90+ (o.g.)
goals2 =
stadium = Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé
attendance =
referee =
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date = June 5, 2008
time = 11:00
team1 = fb-rt|India
score = 2 – 1
report = [http://maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=1974 Report]
[http://www.footiemag.de/matches_25566_pakistan_vs_india_05-06-2008.html Report]
team2 = fb|Pakistan
goals1 =Pradeep goal|25
Dias goal|45+1
goals2 = Adnan Ahmed goal|88
stadium = Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé
attendance =
referee =
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date = June 5, 2008
time = 16:00
team1 = fb-rt|Maldives
score = 4 – 1
report = [http://maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=1977 Report]
team2 = fb|Nepal
goals1 = Ismail Mohamed goal|9 , goal|46
Fazeel goal|50,goal|62
goals2 = Gouchan goal|10
stadium = Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé
attendance =
referee =
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date = June 7, 2008
time = 11:00
team1 = fb-rt|Pakistan
score = 1 – 4
report = [http://maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=1982 Report]
[http://www.footiemag.de/matches_25578_pakistan_vs_nepal_07-06-2008.html Report]
team2 = fb|Nepal
goals1 = Ishaq goal|52
goals2 = Tamang goal|3
Rayajhi goal|5
Rai goal|67,goal|86
stadium = Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé
attendance =
referee =
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date = June 7, 2008
time = 16:00
team1 = fb-rt|Maldives
score = 0 – 1
report = [http://maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=1986 Report]
team2 = fb|India
goals1 =
goals2 = G. M. Singh goal|14
stadium = Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé
attendance =
referee =

Group B

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date = June 4, 2008
time = 11:30
team1 = fb-rt|Bangladesh
score = 1 – 1
report = [http://www.maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=1971 Report]
team2 = fb|Bhutan
goals1 = Arup Kumar Baidya goal|27
goals2 = Nima Sangay goal|79
stadium = Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo
attendance =
referee =
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date = June 4, 2008
time = 14:00
team1 = fb-rt|Sri Lanka
score = 2 – 2
report = [http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/5F0EC71C-9951-4D57-B53C-59C0B6AD9778.htm Report]

team2 = fb|Afghanistan
goals1 = Chathura Gunarathna goal|8 Channa Ediri goal|75 (pen)
goals2 = H.A. Habib goal|8 Mohamed Jamaalain goal|49
stadium = Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo
attendance =
referee =
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date = June 6, 2008
time = 11:30
team1 = fb-rt|Bangladesh
score = 2 – 2
report = [http://www.maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=1981 Report]
team2 = fb|Afghanistan
goals1 = Ameli goal|51(pen) Shamsuddin Amiri goal|75 (o.g.)
goals2 = H.A. Habib goal|9 Mustafa Hadid goal|22 [ [http://www.maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=1981 "Sri Lanka bags first win, Bangladesh hits another blow"] .]
stadium = Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo
attendance =
referee =
----footballbox
date = June 6, 2008
time = 14:00
team1 = fb-rt|Sri Lanka
score = 2 – 0
report = [http://www.maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=1981 Report]
team2 = fb|Bhutan
goals1 = Gunarathna goal|25, goal|37Fact|date=June 2008
goals2 =
stadium = Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo
attendance =
referee =
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date = June 8, 2008
time = 12:00
team1 = fb-rt|Afghanistan
score = 1 – 3
report = [http://maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=1991 Report]
team2 = fb|Bhutan
goals1 = H.A. Habib goal|88
goals2 = Yeshey Dorji goal|13 Gyeltshen goal|31, goal|80
stadium = Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo
attendance =
referee =
----footballbox
date = June 8, 2008
time = 14:30
team1 = fb-rt|Sri Lanka
score = 1 – 0
report = [http://maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=1991 Report]
team2 = fb|Bangladesh
goals1 = Mohideen goal|71
goals2 =
stadium = Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo
attendance =
referee =

emi Finals

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date = June 11, 2008
time = 11:00
team1 = fb-rt|India
score =2 –1 (a.e.t.)
report =(AET)
report = [http://maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=2001 Report] [http://www.footiemag.de/matches_25607_india_vs_bhutan_11-06-2008.html Report]
team2 = fb|BHU
goals1 = Chetri goal|30 Goumangi goal|120
goals2 = Dorji goal|18
stadium = Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé
attendance =
referee =
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date = June 11, 2008
time = 14:00
team1 = fb-rt|SRI
score = 0–1
report = [http://maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=2005 Report]
team2 = fb|Maldives
goals1 =
goals2 = Fazeel goal|70
stadium = Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo
attendance =
referee =

Final

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date = June 14, 2008
time = 14:00
team1 = fb-rt|India
score = 0 – 1
report =
report = [http://footiemag.de/matches_25609_india_vs_maldives_14-06-.html Report]
team2 = fb|Maldives
goals1 =
goals2 = Mukhthar Naseer goal|87
stadium = Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo
attendance =
referee =

Winners

tatistics

Goalscorers

;3 goals
* Ibrahim Fazeel [http://maldivesoccer.net/v4/?page=story&id=2011 India 0 - 1 Maldives: New champions]
* Chathura Gunarathna
* H.A. Habib;2 goals
* Ju Manu Rai
* Gyeltshen
* Ismail Mohamed
* N.P. Pradeep
* Sunil Chetri
* Gougmangi Singh col-3;1 goal
* Ahmed Thoriq
* Nima Sangay
* Kinley Dorji
* Mukhthar Naseer
* Mustafa Hadid
* Raju Tamang
* Niranjan Rayajhi
* Vishad Gouchan
* Steven Dias
* Baichung Bhutia
* Sushil Kumar Singh
* Mohamed Shifan;1 goal (cont.)
* Arup Kumar Baidya
* Ameli
* Adnan Farooq Ahmed
* Samar Ishaq
* Channa Ediri

Other Statistics

*Most goals scored by : Maldives and India (9 goals)

*Least goals scored by : Pakistan (2 goals)

*Most goals conceded by : Nepal and Pakistan (9 goals)

*Least goals conceded by : Maldives (2 goals)

*Fastest goal by : Raju Tamang for Nepal against Pakistan (goal|3)

Notes and references

External links

* [http://www.the-afc.tv/ Watch Live Streaming of All Asian Football]
* [http://www.saffchampionship2008.net/ Official Website of SAFF Cup 2008]
* [http://www.indianfootball.com/ All the latest news from the Indian team]
* [http://www.socceragenepal.com.np/ All the latest news from the Nepalese team]
* [http://www.footballpakistan.com/ All the latest news from the Pakistani team]
* [http://www.maldivesoccer.com/ All the latest news from the Maldives team]


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