2011 SAFF Championship
The 2011 South Asian Football Federation Championship, sponsored by Karbonn Mobiles and officially named Karbonn SAFF Championship 2011, was the 9th tournament of the SAFF Championship, which held in New Delhi, India.
Logo 2011 SAFF Championship
|Dates||2 December – 11 December|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||India (6th title)|
|Goals scored||44 (2.93 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Sunil Chhetri (7 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Sunil Chhetri|
|Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium|
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.
|Group A||Group B|
(The FIFA rankings of the teams at the start of the tournament are given in brackets in the table)
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|
|India||1 – 1||Afghanistan|
|Chhetri 10'||Report||Arezou 5'|
|Sri Lanka||3 – 0||Bhutan|
Nipuna 35', 65'
|Afghanistan||3 – 1||Sri Lanka|
|Ahmadi 22', 36'
|Bhutan||0 – 5||India|
Clifford 44', 58'
Chhetri 69', 84'
|Bhutan||1 – 8||Afghanistan|
|Chencho 22'||Report||Yamrali 4'
Arezou 15', 18', 45+2', 83'
Sharityar 48' (pen.)
|India||3 – 0||Sri Lanka|
Bandara 90+3' (o.g.)
|Bangladesh||0 – 0||Pakistan|
|Maldives||1 – 1||Nepal|
|Ashfaq 45+2'||Report||Sandip 51'|
|Nepal||1 – 0||Bangladesh|
|S. Thapa 90+5'||Report|
|Pakistan||0 – 0||Maldives|
|Pakistan||1 – 1||Nepal|
|Ishaq 49' (pen.)||Report||Khawas 37'|
|9 December — New Delhi|
|11 December — New Delhi|
|9 December — New Delhi|
|Maldives||1 – 3||India|
|Shamweel 60'||Report||Nabi 24'
Chhetri 70' (pen.), 90+1'
|Afghanistan||1 – 0 (a.e.t.)||Nepal|
|2011 SAFF Championship Winners|
|Fair Play Award||Top Scorer||Player of the Tournament|
|India||Sunil Chhetri||Sunil Chhetri|
- 7 goals
- 6 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- Own goal
- Most wins India 4 wins
- Most Losses Bhutan 3 loss
- Most Draws Pakistan 3 draws
- First goal of the tournament Ali Ashfaq for Maldives vs Nepal
- Most goals scored in a match Afghanistan 8 Goals vs Bhutan
- Lowest scores in a match 1. Bangladesh vs Pakistan 0-0
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.
|TEN Action+ |
1 Only Afghan matches
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- "AIFF Executive committee meeting". The-AIFF.com. All India Football Federation. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
- "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.
- "Maldives in group of death". Maldives Soccer. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2011.