2008 SAFF Championship

The 2008 SAFF Championship was held in Malé, Maldives and Colombo, Sri Lanka between 3 and 14 June 2008. (All times GMT+05).

2008 SAFF Championship
Tournament details
Host countriesMaldives
Sri Lanka
Dates3 – 14 June
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Maldives (1st title)
Runners-up India
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored43 (2.87 per match)
Top scorer(s)Afghanistan H. A. Habib (4 goals)[1]
Best player(s)Maldives Ali Ashfaq
2005
2009
All statistics correct as of 30 March 2019.

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

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

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
Source: SAFF
India  4–0    Nepal
Pradeep   26'
Bhutia   34'
Chetri   67'
S. K. Singh   83'
Report
Report

Maldives  3–0  Pakistan
Shifan   45+2'
Thoriq   47'
Akram   90+' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 15,000

India  2–1  Pakistan
Pradeep   25'
Dias   45+1'
Report
Report
Adnan Ahmed   88'

Maldives  4–1    Nepal
Ismail Mohamed   9',   46'
Fazeel   50',  62'
Report Vishad Gouchan   10'
Attendance: 8,000

Pakistan  1–4    Nepal
Ishaq   52' Report
Report
Tamang   3'
Rayamajhi   5'
Rai   67',  86'

Maldives  0–1  India
Report Gouramangi Singh   14'
Attendance: 10,000

Group BEdit

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
Source: SAFF
Bangladesh  1–1  Bhutan
Arup Kumar Baidya   27' Report Nima Sangay   79'

Sri Lanka  2–2  Afghanistan
Chathura Gunarathna   8'
Channa Ediri   75' (pen)
Report H. A. Habib   8',   49'

Bangladesh  2–2  Afghanistan
Ameli   51'(pen)
Mamun   75'
Report H. A. Habib   9'
Mustafa Hadid   22'[2]

Sri Lanka  2–0  Bhutan
Gunarathna   25',   37' Report

Afghanistan  1–3  Bhutan
H. A. Habib   88' Report Yeshey Dorji   13'
Yeshey Gyeltshen   31',   80'

Sri Lanka  1–0  Bangladesh
Mohamed Rawme Mohideen   71' Report

Knockout phaseEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

India  2–1 (aet)  Bhutan
Chetri   30'
Gouramangi   120'
Report
Report
Dorji   18'
Attendance: 12,000

Sri Lanka  0–1  Maldives
Report Fazeel   70'
Attendance: 12,000

FinalEdit

India  0–1  Maldives
Report Mukhthar Naseer   87'
Attendance: ~20,000

ChampionEdit

 South Asian Football Federation Cup 2008 
 
Maldives
First title

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Other statisticsEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit