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The 2011 South Asian Football Federation Championship, sponsored by Karbonn Mobiles and officially named Karbonn SAFF Championship 2011,[1] was the 9th tournament of the SAFF Championship, which held in New Delhi, India.

2011 SAFF Championship
2011 SAFF Championship logo.svg
Logo 2011 SAFF Championship
Tournament details
Host countryIndia
Dates2 December – 11 December
Teams8
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions India (6th title)
Runners-up Afghanistan
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored44 (2.93 per match)
Top scorer(s)India Sunil Chhetri (7 goals)
Best player(s)India Sunil Chhetri
2009
2013
All statistics correct as of 30 March 2019.

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VenueEdit

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 22 September.[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
 

SquadsEdit

DrawEdit

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 stageEdit

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 AEdit

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
India  1 – 1  Afghanistan
Chhetri   10' Report Arezou   5'
Sri Lanka  3 – 0  Bhutan
Zain   29'
Nipuna   35'65'
Report

Afghanistan  3 – 1  Sri Lanka
Ahmadi   22'36'
Yamrali   79'
Report Zain   17'
Bhutan  0 – 5  India
Report Nabi   29'
Clifford   44'58'
Chhetri   69'84'

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

Group BEdit

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
Maldives  1 – 1    Nepal
Ashfaq   45+2' Report Sandip   51'

Nepal    1 – 0  Bangladesh
S. Thapa   90+5' Report

Pakistan  1 – 1    Nepal
Ishaq   49' (pen.) Report Khawas   37'
Maldives  3 – 1  Bangladesh
Thariq   6'17'
Ashfaq   70'
Report Shahed   29'

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
9 December — New Delhi
 
 
  Maldives1
 
11 December — New Delhi
 
  India3
 
  India4
 
9 December — New Delhi
 
  Afghanistan0
 
  Afghanistan (a.e.t.)1
 
 
    Nepal0
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Maldives  1 – 3  India
Shamweel   60' Report Nabi   24'
Chhetri   70' (pen.)90+1'
Afghanistan  1 – 0 (a.e.t.)    Nepal
Arezou   101' Report

FinalEdit

India  4 – 0  Afghanistan
Chhetri   71' (pen.)
Clifford   79'
Jeje   80'
Sushil   90+5'
Report

AwardsEdit

 2011 SAFF Championship Winners 
 
India
Sixth title
Fair Play Award Top Scorer Player of the Tournament
  India   Sunil Chhetri   Sunil Chhetri

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

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

Other StatisticsEdit

2.   Pakistan vs   Maldives 0-0

BroadcastingEdit

YouTube LiveEdit

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.[citation needed]

TelevisionEdit

Countries Broadcaster
TEN Action+
NEO Sports
Ariana TV1
MNBC One

1 Only Afghan matches

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Exe. Committee enthusiastic about AIFF-FIFA Dev. Prog". The-AIFF. All India Football Federation. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Maldives in group of death". Maldives Soccer. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2011.