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Football at the South Asian Games

Football has been a sport at the South Asian Games since it commenced in 1984. Since the 2004 South Asian Games, the age limit for men's teams is under 23, plus up to three overaged players for each squad, which is the same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics and Asian Games. Pakistan is currently the most successful country in the Men's event with 4 Gold Medals while India is the most successful in Women's event with 2 Gold Medals.

Football at the South Asian Games - Men's tournament
Founded1984
RegionSAFF (South Asia)
Current champions   Nepal (3rd title)
Most successful team(s) Pakistan (4 titles)
Men's Football at the 2016 South Asian Games
Football at the South Asian Games - Women's tournament
Founded2010
RegionSAFF (South Asia)
Current champions India (2nd title)
Most successful team(s) India (2 titles)
Women's Football at the 2016 South Asian Games

Women's football tournaments were introduced in 2010.

ChampionsEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Accurate as of 13 February 2016.[1]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
  Gold Score   Silver   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
  Gold Score   Silver   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 tournamentEdit

Accurate as of 13 February 2016.[2]

Year Host Final Third Place Match
  Gold Score   Silver   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
2−1  
Nepal
 
Bangladesh
As a result of Round-robin  
Maldives

Medal tableEdit

Men's medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Pakistan/
  Pakistan U-23
4015
2  India/
  India U-23/
  India U-20
3328
3    Nepal/
    Nepal U-23
3227
4  Bangladesh/
  Bangladesh U-23
2428
5  Sri Lanka/
  Sri Lanka U-23
0134
6  Maldives/
  Maldives U-23
0123
7  Afghanistan U-230101
Totals (7 nations)12121236

Women's medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  India2002
2    Nepal0202
3  Bangladesh0022
Totals (3 nations)2226

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit