2016 SAFF Women's Championship

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2016 SAFF Women's Championship
Tournament details
Host country India
Dates26 December 2016 – 4 January 2017
Teams7
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions India (4th title)
Runners-up Bangladesh
Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored57 (4.75 per match)
Top scorer(s)Nepal Sabitra Bhandari
(12 goals)
2014
2019

The 2016 SAFF Women's Championship was the fourth edition of the SAFF Women's Championship, the biennial international women's football championship contested by the national teams of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF). The tournament began in India from 26 December 2016 and went on until 4 January 2017. The country was awarded hosting rights in January 2016.[1] This was the first time India had hosted the SAFF Women's Championship.

The defending champions coming into the tournament were India, who won the three previous tournaments.[2] By the end of the tournament, India emerged as champions again, defeating Bangladesh in the final 3–1.[3][4]

Participating teams[edit]

Apart from the hosts, India, six other South Asian teams participated in the tournament. On 3 November 2016 it was announced that Pakistan would not participate in the tournament.[5]

Country Appearance Previous best performance FIFA ranking
December 2016
 India (Host) 4th Champions (2010, 2012, 2014) 54
 Afghanistan 4th Semi-finals n/a
 Bangladesh 4th Semi-finals 114
 Bhutan 4th Group-stage n/a
 Maldives 4th Group-stage 116
   Nepal 4th Runners-up 105
 Sri Lanka 4th Semi-finals 115

Squads[edit]

Venue[edit]

The Kanchenjunga Stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal served as the host venue for the SAFF Women's Championship.[6]

Siliguri
Kanchenjunga Stadium
Capacity: 30,000

Group stage[edit]

The group stage draw for the tournament was held on 17 November 2016 at the South Asian Football Federation head office in Dhaka.[7]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1    Nepal 3 3 0 0 18 0 +18 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Maldives 3 2 0 1 8 12 −4 6
3  Sri Lanka 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
4  Bhutan 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria
Nepal   8–0 Bhutan
Bhandari Goal 5'9'23'35'72'77'
Thapa Goal (26)
Khatri Goal 90'
Report
Sri Lanka 2–5 Maldives
Liyanage Goal 43'
Kumudini Goal 45+2'
Report Rifa Goal 24'
Zahir Goal 27'64'80'
Shamila Goal 88'

Bhutan 0–2 Sri Lanka
Report Liyanage Goal 60'
Perera Goal 77'
Maldives 0–9   Nepal
Report Bhandari Goal 12'28'39'50'63'
Yonjan Goal 52'
Lama Goal 71'
Bhujel Goal 74'
BK Goal 90+3'

Nepal   1–0 Sri Lanka
Gunawardane Goal 87' (o.g.) Report
Maldives 3–1 Bhutan
Zahir Goal 18'90'
Shamila Goal 36'
Report Ghalley Goal 81'

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Bangladesh 2 1 1 0 6 0 +6 4 Advance to knockout stage
2  India (H) 2 1 1 0 5 1 +4 4
3  Afghanistan 2 0 0 2 1 11 −10 0
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria
(H) Host.
India 5–1 Afghanistan
Y. Devi Goal 3'32'
Malik Goal 29'
Grace Goal 45+2'
Yadav Goal 90+2'
Report Farkhunda Goal 88'

Bangladesh 6–0 Afghanistan
Khatun Goal 6'15'40'44'48'
Shopna Goal 85'
Report

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
2 January
 
 
   Nepal1
 
4 January
 
 India3
 
 India3
 
2 January
 
 Bangladesh1
 
 Bangladesh6
 
 
 Maldives0
 

Semi-finals[edit]

Nepal   1–3 India
Bhandari Goal 75' Devi Goal 45'
Kathiresan Goal 50'
Malik Goal 83'

Bangladesh 6–0 Maldives
Shopna Goal 11'22'58'
Khatun Goal 48'64' (pen)
Khatun Goal 52'
Report

Final[edit]

India 3–1 Bangladesh
Grace Goal 12'
Malik Goal 60'
Kathiresan Goal 67'
Report Shopna Goal 40'

Goalscorers[edit]

12 goals
6 goals
5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bangladesh to host the 2017 South Asian football cup". Asia News. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Reality check for host in Nepal-Malaysia friendly today". My Republica. 17 December 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  3. ^ "India keep unbeaten SAFF record". shekicks.net. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  4. ^ "India Wins SAFF Championship for the 4th time". goalie365.com. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Another pullout as Pakistan skips Women's Asian Cup". Football Pakistan (Dawn). 3 November 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Players called for camp". The All India Football Federation. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Draw Held in Dhaka". Goal Nepal. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.

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