SAFF Championship 2013: Defending champion India scraps past Pakistan

india vs pakistan 14Defending champion India couldn't show a brilliant performance in their narrow 1-0 victory over arch rival Pakistan. On the other hand Pakistan showed plenty of promise to get something from the match but at the end they were left empty handed.

Pakistan was unfortunate to concede an early goal in the 14th minute of the match. Their defender Samar Ishaq was helpless in putting goal into his own net. But with the end of the first half Pakistna showed that they were no pushovers as India were left defending in their lead. The second half showed both teams trying to score but unfortunately both the teams couldn't have their names in the score-sheet.

It was Pakistan who played more than expected and in the end Pakistan coach Shaazad Anwar said that thier players having European experience allowed them to open themselves more offensively but the result wasn't as intended.

In the meanwhile India coach Koevermans reiterated that he was happy with the result but not with his team's performance.

Full Match Video: Nepal Vs Bangladesh

Here is the full match video between Nepal Vs Bangladesh played on 31 August 2013 at Dasharath Stadium.


SAFF Championship 2013:India Vs Pakistan preview

saffchampionshipTraditional rival Indian and Pakistan are clashing in the second match of the SAFF Championship 2013. The popularity of cricket far exceeds the popularity of football in both the nations, but there are plenty of supporters for both set of country who are anticipating this match. Pakistan has failed to reach the knock out phase in the last SAFF Championship. They will be looking to do something better but have a big task in their hands. On the other hand India is a defending champion and they have a team capable of defending their title and will want to start their campaign with a win.


SAFF Championship 2013: Host Nepal off to a flying start with a win over Bangladesh

nepal national team saff championship 2013Nepal wins against Bangladesh

Nepal managed to grab all 3 points against Bangladesh in the opening match of the SAFF Championship 2013. Anil Gurung scored a wonderful header off a cross from Bhola Silwal to give Nepal 1-0 lead in the 18th minute of the match.