The Indian men’s football team is set to compete against Kuwait in the final match of the SAFF Championship 2023 On Tuesday, 4th of July. The match will take place at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.
Having emerged as champions in the previous edition by defeating Nepal 2-0 in the summit clash of 2021, defending champions India now aim to secure their ninth SAFF Championship title.
India vs. Kuwait SAFF Championships Final Match TV Coverage
Great news for football fans in Bahrain, Kuwait, Maldives, India, and around the world! You can catch all the action of the India vs Kuwait SAFF Championship 2023 final on FanCode. The match will be available for live streaming on the FanCode platform, ensuring you don’t miss a single moment of this exciting showdown.
For viewers in India, the live telecast of the India vs Kuwait football final will be broadcasted on the DD Bharati TV channel, and JioCinema. So, get ready to support your favorite team and witness the thrilling SAFF Championship final from the comfort of your own home.
SAFF Championships India vs. Kuwait Preview
In their quest for back-to-back trophies, Sunil Chhetri and his teammates are determined to replicate their success from the Intercontinental Cup by clinching the SAFF Championship 2023.
India, now ranked 100th in the FIFA rankings, is set to face the Kuwait football team for the second time in the tournament. Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-1 draw during the group stage. With convincing victories over Pakistan (4-0) and Nepal (2-0), India finished second in Group A, just behind Kuwait, who were invited alongside Lebanon to compete in this regional tournament for the first time.
Captain Sunil Chhetri has been in remarkable form, scoring five goals in four matches, including a memorable hat-trick against arch-rivals Pakistan. The return of defender Sandesh Jhingan, who missed the semi-final due to suspension, will undoubtedly bolster India’s defense ahead of the SAFF final.
Kuwait, led by coach Rui Bento, has also been impressive, remaining undefeated throughout the tournament. They secured their spot in the final with a hard-fought 1-0 extra-time victory over Bangladesh. Kuwait’s campaign included a 3-1 win against Nepal, a 4-0 triumph over Pakistan, and a draw against India.
With two goals in four matches, Mobarak Al-Faneeni has emerged as Kuwait’s top goal scorer. Both teams will undoubtedly put forth their best efforts to claim the coveted SAFF Championship title.
India vs Kuwait Predicted Playing XI
India: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Nikhil Poojary, Anwar Ali, Sandesh Jhingan, Akash Mishra, Jeakson Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Sunil Chhetri
Kuwait: Bader Al-Saanoun, Mahdi Dashti, Khaled Ebrahim, Abdullah Al-Buloushi, Hussain Ali Muhaisen, Hasan Al Enezi, Mubarak Al Fnaini, Sultan Al-Enezi, Eid Al Rasheedi, Ali-Ahmad-Khalaf Faraj-Matar, and Salman Al-Awadhi.
India vs. Kuwait Odds
During the earlier stages of the tournament, Kuwait and India were placed in the same group. Both teams accumulated seven points, but Kuwait secured the top spot by scoring more goals.
Their encounter took place in the third match of the group stage. Sunil Chhetri’s goal gave India the lead at the end of the first half. Unfortunately, Anwar Ali scored a late own goal, resulting in a 1-1 draw.
Based on the 1×2 betting odds, Kuwait is considered the favorites to win the match with odds around 2.5. India has winning odds of 3.1, while the possibility of the match ending in a draw during the first 90 minutes has odds of 2.9.
In the previous game, India had 56% possession but managed only one shot on target throughout the match. On the other hand, Kuwait had five shots on target.
Considering their previous encounter and the odds, this match has the potential to be closely contested, possibly extending into extra time or even a penalty shootout.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the venue for the SAFF Championship 2023 Final match between India and Kuwait?
The SAFF Championship 2023 Final match between India and Kuwait will take place at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.
What time will the SAFF Championship 2023 Final match between India and Kuwait start?
The SAFF Championship 2023 Final match between India and Kuwait is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST.
Which TV network will broadcast the SAFF Championship 2023 Final match between India and Kuwait?
The SAFF Championship 2023 Final match between India and Kuwait will be broadcasted live on the DD Sports Network in India.
How to watch India vs Kuwait SAFF Championships Final in Qatar?
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