2008 SAFF Championship

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2008 SAFF Championship
Tournament details
Host countries Maldives
Sri Lanka
Dates 3 June – 14 June
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Maldives (1st title)
Runners-up  India
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 43 (2.87 per match)
Top scorer(s) Afghanistan H. A. Habib (4 goals)[1]
Best player Maldives Ali Ashfaq
2005
2009

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

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

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 India 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 Maldives 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 6
   Nepal 3 1 0 2 5 9 -4 3
 Pakistan 3 0 0 3 2 9 -7 0
June 3, 2008
11:00
India  4 – 0    Nepal
Pradeep Goal 26'
Bhutia Goal 34'
Chetri Goal 67'
S. K. Singh Goal 83'
Report
Report

June 3, 2008
16:00
Maldives  3 – 0  Pakistan
Shifan Goal 45+2'
Thoriq Goal 47'
Akram Goal 90+' (o.g.)
Report
Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 15,000

June 5, 2008
11:00
India  2 – 1  Pakistan
Pradeep Goal 25'
Dias Goal 45+1'
Report
Report
Adnan Ahmed Goal 88'

June 5, 2008
16:00
Maldives  4 – 1    Nepal
Ismail Mohamed Goal 9' , Goal 46'
Fazeel Goal 50',Goal 62'
Report Gouchan Goal 10'
Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 8,000

June 7, 2008
11:00
Pakistan  1 – 4    Nepal
Ishaq Goal 52' Report
Report
Tamang Goal 3'
Rayajhi Goal 5'
Rai Goal 67',Goal 86'

June 7, 2008
16:00
Maldives  0 – 1  India
Report Gouramangi Singh Goal 14'
Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 10,000

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sri Lanka 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Bhutan 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
 Bangladesh 3 0 2 1 3 4 -1 2
 Afghanistan 3 0 2 1 5 7 -2 2
June 4, 2008
11:30
Bangladesh  1 – 1  Bhutan
Arup Kumar Baidya Goal 27' Report Nima Sangay Goal 79'

June 4, 2008
14:00
Sri Lanka  2 – 2  Afghanistan
Chathura Gunarathna Goal 8'
Channa Ediri Goal 75' (pen)
Report H.A. Habib Goal 8', Goal 49'


June 6, 2008
14:00
Sri Lanka  2 – 0  Bhutan
Gunarathna Goal 25', Goal 37'[citation needed] Report

June 8, 2008
12:00
Afghanistan  1 – 3  Bhutan
H.A. Habib Goal 88' Report Yeshey Dorji Goal 13'
Yeshey Gyeltshen Goal 31', Goal 80'

June 8, 2008
14:30
Sri Lanka  1 – 0  Bangladesh
Mohideen Goal 71' Report

Knockout phase[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

June 11, 2008
11:00
India  2 – 1 (aet)  Bhutan
Chetri Goal 30'
Gouramangi Goal 120'
Report
Report
Dorji Goal 18'
Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé
Attendance: 12,000

June 11, 2008
14:00
Sri Lanka  0 – 1  Maldives
Report Fazeel Goal 70'
Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo
Attendance: 12,000

Final[edit]

June 14, 2008
14:00
India  0 – 1  Maldives
Report Mukhthar Naseer Goal 79'
Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo
Attendance: ~20,000

Champion[edit]

 South Asian Football Federation Cup 2008 

Maldives
First title

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

Other Statistics[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

External links[edit]