Football at the South Asian Games

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Football at the South Asian Games - Mens' tournament
Founded 1984
Region SAFF (South Asia)
Current champions    Nepal (3rd title)
Most successful team(s)  Pakistan (4 titles)
Mens' Football at the 2016 South Asian Games
Football at the South Asian Games - Womens' tournament
Founded 2010
Region SAFF (South Asia)
Current champions  India (2nd title)
Most successful team(s)  India (2 titles)
Womens' Football at the 2016 South Asian Games

Football has been a sport at the South Asian Games since it commenced in 1984. Since the 2004 South Asian Games, age limit for men teams is under-23 plus up to three over aged players for each squad, same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics and Asian Games. However, in many editions India entered with their U-20 or U-19 team (2004, 2006, 2010 U-19).

Women's football tournament were introduced in 2010.

Champions[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Accurate as of 13 February 2016.[1]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold Score 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Score Fourth Place
1984
details
Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal
4−2
Bangladesh

Maldives
unclear whether a match for third place was held; Maldives were awarded bronze, possibly because of the group record
1985
details
Dhaka, Bangladesh
India
1−1
4–1 pen.

Bangladesh

Nepal
2–2
3–2 pen.

Pakistan
1987
details
Culcutta, India
India
1−0
Nepal

Pakistan
1–0
Bangladesh
1989
details
Islamabad, Pakistan
Pakistan
1−0
Bangladesh

India
2–1
Nepal
1991
details
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Pakistan
2−0
Maldives

Bangladesh
2–0
Nepal
1993
details
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nepal
2−2
4–3 pen.

India

Sri Lanka
3–1
Maldives
1995
details
Madras, India
India
1−0
Bangladesh

Sri Lanka
0–0
5–3 pen.

Nepal
1999
details
Kathmandu, Nepal
Bangladesh
1−0
Nepal

India
3–1
Maldives

Since 2004 the tournament is for Under-23 teams.

Year Host Final Third Place Match
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold Score 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Score Fourth Place
2004
details
Islamabad, Pakistan
Pakistan
1−0
India U-20

Sri Lanka
0–0
3–2 pen.

Bhutan
2006
details
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Pakistan
1−0
Sri Lanka

Nepal
2–0
India U-20
2010
details
Dhaka & Chittagong, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
4−0
Afghanistan

Maldives
0–0
3–1 pen;
no extra time

India U-19
2016
details
Guwahati & Shillong, India
Nepal
2−1
India

Bangladesh
2–2
5–4 pen.

Maldives

Women's tournament[edit]

Accurate as of 13 February 2016.[2]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold Score 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Score Fourth Place
2010
details
Dhaka, Bangladesh
India
3−1
Nepal

Bangladesh
As a result of Round-robin
Pakistan
2016
details
Guwahati & Shillong, India
India
4−0
Nepal

Bangladesh
As a result of Round-robin
Maldives

Medal table[edit]

Men's medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Pakistan/
 Pakistan U-23
4 0 1 5
2  India/
 India U-23/
 India U-20
3 3 2 8
3    Nepal/
   Nepal U-23
3 2 2 7
4  Bangladesh/
 Bangladesh U-23
2 4 2 8
5  Sri Lanka/
 Sri Lanka U-23
0 1 3 4
6  Maldives/
 Maldives U-23
0 1 2 3
7  Afghanistan U-23 0 1 0 1
Total 12 12 12 36

Women's medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  India 2 0 0 2
2    Nepal 0 2 0 2
2  Bangladesh 0 0 2 2
Total 2 2 2 6

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