2011 SAFF Championship

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2011 SAFF Championship
2011 SAFF Championship logo.png
Logo 2011 SAFF Championship
Tournament details
Host country India
Dates 2 December – 11 December
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  India (6th title)
Runners-up  Afghanistan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 44 (2.93 per match)
Top scorer(s) India Sunil Chhetri (7 goals)
Best player India Sunil Chhetri
2009
2013

The 2011 South Asian Football Federation Championship, sponsored by Karbonn Mobiles and officially named Karbonn SAFF Championship 2011,[1] was the ninth tournament of the SAFF Championship, which held in New Delhi, India.

Venue[edit]

It was originally scheduled to take place in Orissa, India,[2] but was switched to New Delhi by the Executive Committee of the All India Football Federation on September 22.[3]

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi was the main venue for the tournament. It is also the home stadium for Indian national football team and hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

New Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Capacity: 60,000
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium CWG opening ceremony.jpg

Squads[edit]

Draw[edit]

The draw ceremony took place on 2 November 2011 at New Delhi's Le Meridien Hotel was attended by a host of dignitaries including AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das, SAFF General Secretary Alberto Colaco and Maldives Football Association General Secretary Shah Ismail.[4]

Group A Group B

 India (162) (1st Seed)
 Sri Lanka (176)
 Afghanistan (178)
 Bhutan (198)

 Maldives (166) (2nd Seed)
 Bangladesh (142)
   Nepal (143)
 Pakistan (174)

(The FIFA rankings of the teams at the start of the tournament are given in brackets in the table)

Group stage[edit]

All times are Indian Standard Time (IST) – UTC+5:30

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Afghanistan 3 2 1 0 12 3 +9 7
 India 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7
 Sri Lanka 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
 Bhutan 3 0 0 3 1 16 −15 0
3 December 2011
15:00
India  1 – 1  Afghanistan
Chhetri Goal 10' Report Arezou Goal 5'
3 December 2011
18:00
Sri Lanka  3 – 0  Bhutan
Zain Goal 29'
Nipuna Goal 35'65'
Report

5 December 2011
15:00
Afghanistan  3 – 1  Sri Lanka
Ahmadi Goal 22'36'
Yamrali Goal 79'
Report Zain Goal 17'
5 December 2011
18:00
Bhutan  0 – 5  India
Report Nabi Goal 29'
Clifford Goal 44'58'
Chhetri Goal 69'84'

7 December 2011
15:00
Bhutan  1 – 8  Afghanistan
Chencho Goal 22' Report Yamrali Goal 4'
Amiri Goal 10'
Arezou Goal 15'18'45+2'83'
Sharityar Goal 48' (pen.)
Mashriqi Goal 60'
7 December 2011
18:00
India  3 – 0  Sri Lanka
Jeje Goal 50'
Chhetri Goal 70'
Bandara Goal 90+3' (o.g.)
Report

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Maldives 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
   Nepal 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Pakistan 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
 Bangladesh 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
2 December 2011
18:00
Maldives  1 – 1    Nepal
Ashfaq Goal 45+2' Report Sandip Goal 51'

4 December 2011
15:00
Nepal    1 – 0  Bangladesh
S. Thapa Goal 90+5' Report
4 December 2011
18:00
Pakistan  0 – 0  Maldives
Report

6 December 2011
15:00
Pakistan  1 – 1    Nepal
Ishaq Goal 49' (pen.) Report Khawas Goal 37'
6 December 2011
18:00
Maldives  3 – 1  Bangladesh
Thariq Goal 6'17'
Ashfaq Goal 70'
Report Shahed Goal 29'

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
9 December — New Delhi
  Maldives 1  
  India 3  
 
11 December — New Delhi
      India 4
    Afghanistan 0
9 December — New Delhi
  Afghanistan (a.e.t.) 1
    Nepal 0  

Semi-finals[edit]

9 December 2011
15:00
Maldives  1 – 3  India
Shamweel Goal 60' Report Nabi Goal 24'
Chhetri Goal 70' (pen.)90+1'
9 December 2011
18:00
Afghanistan  1 – 0 (a.e.t.)    Nepal
Arezou Goal 101' Report

Final[edit]

11 December 2011
18:00
India  4 – 0  Afghanistan
Chhetri Goal 71' (pen.)
Clifford Goal 79'
Jeje Goal 80'
Sushil Goal 90+5'
Report

Awards[edit]

 2011 SAFF Championship Winners 

India
Sixth title
Fair Play Award Top Scorer Player of the Tournament
 India India Sunil Chhetri India Sunil Chhetri

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

7 goals
6 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

Other Statistics[edit]

2. Pakistan Pakistan vs Maldives Maldives 0-0

Broadcasting[edit]

YouTube Live[edit]

In a deal with World Sport Group and SAFF’s exclusive marketing and media partner, all matches were shown live on YouTube. The live matches are accessible globally through SAFF Youtube Channel except in India, where they were available on a delayed basis the following day.

Television[edit]

Countries Broadcaster
TEN Action+
NEO Sports
Ariana TV1
MNBC One

1 Only Afghan matches

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Karbonn mobile becomes title sponsor of SAFF Championship". Indian Football Network. 2 December 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "AIFF Executive committee meeting". The-AIFF.com. All India Football Federation. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Exe. Committee enthusiastic about AIFF-FIFA Dev. Prog". The-AIFF. All India Football Federation. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Maldives in group of death". Maldives Soccer. Retrieved 2 November 2011.