SAFF U-19 Championships 2023 Schedule: In this article, we’ll give you all the information about the 2023 SAFF U19 Championships, including schedules, Venue, Teams, Fixtures, Date and Times. If you want to know the full list of Indian players for this tournament, keep reading the article.
Note: Check out- India vs Pakistan SAFF U19 Championship Final 2023
SAFF U-19 Championships 2023 Schedule
The upcoming SAFF U 19 Men’s Championship 2023 will be the 5th edition of an International Football Tournament for under-19 national teams.
The tournament is organized by the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) and will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 21-30 September, 2023.
SAFF U-19 Championships Players eligibility
To compete in the SAFF U-19 tournament, players born on or after January 1, 2004, are eligible. Each team must have 16-23 players, including at least 2 goalkeepers.
Who won the SAFF U-19 Championships in 2022?
India won the SAFF U 19 Championships in 2022, securing their second title in 2022 by defeating Bangladesh in the final.
SAFF U-19 Championships 2023 Overview
|Event||SAFF U-19 Championships 2023|
|Organizer||South Asian Football Federation (SAFF)|
SAFF U19 Championships Squads
Check out the full list of SAFF U19 Championships squad of all nations. In U19 SAFF Championships, a total number of 23 players get selected for the tournament in each nation.
2023 SAFF U-19 Championships India Squad
There are a total of 23 players selected for 2023 SAFF U19 Championships from Indian Squad- among them are, 3 goalkeepers, 7 Defenders, 6 Forwards, 7 Midfielders under a guidance of their head coach.
Head coach: Shuvendu Panda.
Midfielders: Ishaan Shishodia, Kipgen, Arjun Singh Oinam, Ebindas Yesudasan, Yash Chikro, Raja Harijan and Thumsol Tongsin.
Forwards: Gwgwmsar Goyary, Linky Meitei Chabungbam, Sahil Khurshid, Naoba Meitei Pangabam, Kelvin Singh Taorem, and Dinesh Singh Soubam.
Defenders: Thomas Kanamoottil Cherian, Jahangir Ahmad Shagoo, Vijay Marandi, A Siba Prasad, Manabir Basumatary, Surajkumar Singh Ngangbam and Ricky Meetei.
Goalkeepers: Divyaj Dhaval Thakkar, Lionel Daryl Rymmei, and Manjot Singh Parmar.
2023 SAFF U-19 Championships Bangladesh Squad
Head coach: MD Rased Ahmed
2023 SAFF U-19 Championships Bangladesh Players: MD Asif (GK), MD Miinul Islam Moin (C), MD Rubel Shaikh, MD Imran Khan, Chandan Roy, Razu Ahmed Zisan, Iftiar Hossain, Asadul Molla, Anik Debbarma Suban, Md Yousuf Ali, Sirajul Islam Rana, M. Azizul Hoque Ananto, Md Rostom Islam Dukhu Mia, MD Insan Hossain, MD Ismail Hossain Mahin, Sojol Tripura, Parvej Ahmed, Samuel Raksam, Mohsin Ahmed, MD Rabby Hossen Rahul, MD Rahmat Ullah Jisan, MD Akmol Hossan Noyon, Md Sohanur Rahman
2023 SAFF U-19 Championships Pakistan Squad
Head coach: Shadab Iftikhar
2023 SAFF U-19 Championships Pakistan Players: Muhammad Sadam (C), Najeeb Ullah, Sahil Gul (GK), Abdul Wahab, Abid Ali, Ali Zafar, Ans Amin, Asad Nasir, Awais Khan, Faisal Ahmad, Hannan Naveed, Kamil Ahmad Khan, Khurshid Alam, Mohammad Abdullah, Mohammad Adeel Younas, Mohammad Azan, Mohammad Haroon Zafar, Mohammad Hassan, Mohammad Raheel, Mohsin Khan, Muhammad Sada, Shah Jahan, Shayan Ali.
2023 SAFF U-19 Championships Nepal Squad
Head coach: Sunil Kumar Shrestha
2023 SAFF U-19 Championships Nepal Players: Aayush Timsina, Abinash Syangtan, Amit Tamatta, Ashwin Ghorasainee, Bikram Tamang, Bishal Nepali, Dhan Singh BK, Dipak Thapa Magar, Gaurav Maharjan, Harish Raj Bhatta, Jiyarat Shekh, Kushal Deuba, Lachhu Thapa, Nelson Tamang, Ningsang Parangden, Nirajan Dhami, Prashant Laksam, Rubin Bogati, Samir Tamang, Semanta Thapa, Siddhartha Adhikari, Sujan Dangol.
2023 SAFF U-19 Championships Bhutan Squad
Head coach: Hideharu Takahashi
2023 SAFF U-19 Championships Bhutan Players: Pema Zangpo (C), Penjor Gyeltshen (GK), Rana, Jetsuen Dorji, Jigme Namgyel, Jigme Singye, Jignam Seltob Dorji, Kamal Uraon, Kinley Penjor, Kinzing Tenzin, Lhocho Nima, Ngawang Chophel, Pema Yoezer, Rigzin Sonam Tenzin, Rinzin Dorji, Sangay Chophel (A), Sangay Chophel (B), Sangay Dendup, Sonam Rabgay Ghising, Tenzin Lekdrup, Tshetrim Pelzang, Ugyen Dorji, Ugyen Wangchuk.
2023 SAFF U-19 Championships Maldives Squad
Head coach: Ahmed Shakir
2023 SAFF U-19 Championships Bhutan Players: Mohamed Yaameen (GK), Shanaan Rasheed Rashaad (C), Abdulla Loot Ibrahim, Adam Layaan Rasheed, Ahmed Aahil Hussain, Ahmed Ayaz, Ahmed Zahaan Nazeer, Afzal Mohamed, Ish Aafu Mohamed Firaq, Matheen Basheer, Mohamed Aiham Anwar, Mohamed Athwan Ali, Mohamed Faizaan Fazeen, Mohamed Iyaan Hassan, Mohamed Joodh Ashfaaq, Mohamed Mishal Abdulla, Mohamed Shamkhan, Mohamed Shiyaaz, Yooshaa Bin Ali Nasheed, Yoosuf Shaaif, Zad Mohamed Khalid.
2023 SAFF U-19 Championships Venue
The venue for 5th edition SAFF U-19 Championships will be the Dasharath Rangasala in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Dasharath Rangasala | Nepal
Dasharath Rangasala, located in Kathmandu’s Tripureshwar district, is a multi-purpose stadium with a primary focus on hosting football matches and cultural programs.
The stadium was constructed in the year 1956, and has a seating capacity of 15,500.
2023 SAFF U-19 Teams and Previous Performance
Here are the SAFF U-19 Championships 2023 Team, along with their performance.
|Team||Flag||Total Appearance||Last Appearance||Performance|
|India||5th time||2022||2019, 2022, 2023 (Winner)|
|Bangladesh||5th time||2022||2017, 2019, 2022 (runners-up)|
|Maldives||5th time||2022||2019 (Third)|
|Nepal||5th time||2022||2015, 2017 (Winner)|
|Bhutan||4th time||2019||2017, 2019 (Fourth)|
|Pakistan||1st time||–||2023 (runners-up)|
SAFF U-19 Championships 2023 Draw
|Pot||Group A||Group B|
SAFF U-19 2023 Group Stage
SAFF U19 Championships Fixtures Group A
|21 Sep 2023||17:30||Pakistan vs Nepal||1-0|
|23 Sep 2023||13:30||Maldives vs Pakistan||1-1|
|25 Sep 2023||13:30||Nepal vs Maldives||1-0|
SAFF U19 Championships Points Table Group A
SAFF U19 Championships Fixtures Group B
|21 September 2023||13:30||Bangladesh vs India||0-3|
|23 September 2023||17:30||Bhutan vs Bangladesh||4-3|
|25 September 2023||17:30||India vs Bhutan||2-1|
SAFF U19 Championships Points Table Group B
2023 SAFF Championship U-19 Semi Final
|Semifinal 1||27 Sep 2023||13:30||Pakistan vs Bhutan||0-0|
|Semifinal 2||27 Sep 2023||17:30||India vs Nepal||1-1|
2023 SAFF U-19 Final
|Final||30 Sep 2023||17:30||Pakistan vs India||0-3||India|
2023 SAFF U19 Championship Results
Below is the table of SAFF U19 Championship result 2023, along with the score.
|1||21 Sep 2023||Bangladesh vs India||B||13:30||India||0-3|
|2||21 Sep 2023||Pakistan vs Nepal||A||17:30||Pakistan||1-0|
|3||23 Sep 2023||Maldives vs Pakistan||B||13:30||Draw||1-1|
|4||23 Sep 2023||Bhutan vs Bangladesh||A||17:30||Bhutan||4-3|
|5||25 Sep 2023||Nepal vs Maldives||B||13:30||Nepal||1-0|
|6||25 Sep 2023||India vs Bhutan||A||17:30||India||2-1|
|7||27 Sep 2023||Pakistan vs Bhutan||Semifinal 1||13:30||Pakistan||0-0|
|8||27 Sep 2023||India vs Nepal||Semifinal 2||17:30||India||1-1|
|9||30 Sep 2023||Pakistan vs India||Final||17:30||India||0-3|
SAFF U19 Men’s Championships India’s Result
- WIN- India vs Bangladesh (21 Sep 2023, Thursday):
- In the opening match of the SAFF U19 Championship between India and Bangladesh, India secured a 3-0 victory. The forward player Gwgwmsar Goyary scored in the first minute, giving India an early lead. Naoba Meitei added another goal in the 45+5th minute, and Arjun Oinam scored in the 90th minute.
- WIN- India vs Bhutan (25 Sep 2023, Monday):
- India won 2-1 against Bhutan in the SAFF U-19 Championship, securing their spot in the semi-finals. Bhutan took the lead with a goal from Jigme Namgyel in the 20th minute, but India came back to win with goals from Gwgwmsar Goyary and Ricky Meetei.
- WIN- India vs Nepal SEMI-FINAL (27 Sep 2023, Wednesday):
- In a SAFF U19 Championship Semi-final match held at Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu on September 27, 2023, India emerged victorious against Nepal. The stadium saw an impressive attendance of 12,656.
- Sahil Khurshid from India scored a goal in the 26th minute. Then, in the 74th minute, Samir Tamang scored for the other team, resulting in a 1-1 draw.
- The game eventually went into penalties, where India narrowly secured a 3-2 victory over Nepal. Arjun Singh Oinam and Gwgmsar Goyary scored goals for India, while Dinesh Singh Soubam and Ricky Meetei Haobam missed their penalty shots. Manglenthang Kipgen sealed the win for India with another successful penalty.
- Referee Adnan Anjum from Pakistan oversaw the match, ensuring fair play.
- WIN- India vs Pakistan FINAL (30 Sep 2023, Saturday):
- In the U19 SAFF Championship final India won the Championship by defeating Pakistan with a score 0-3.
- In the 64th and 85th minutes of the match, Manglenthang Kipgen, representing India, successfully scored goals. Subsequently, in the 90+5th minute, Gwgwmsar Goyary contributed another goal for the Indian team, resulting in a total of three goals scored by India.
2023 U19 SAFF Championship Winner
India is the winner of 2023 U19 SAFF Championship Winner and is the fifth title achiever of the tournament.
- Manglenthang Kipgen- 64′, 85′
- Gwgmsar Goyary- 90+5′
2023 U19 SAFF Championship Awards
Here are the list of the award winners of SAFF U19 2023 Tournament.
- Fair Play Award – Bhutan
- Best goalkeeper – Lionel Daryl Rymmei (India)
- Most valuable player – Manglenthang Kipgen (India)
- Top Scorer – Gwgwmsar Goyary (India)
2023 SAFF U-19 Men’s Championships Player Statistics
Here we will provide the u19 SAFF Championship top goal scorers of the tournament. As of September 27, 2023, a total of 23 goals scored in 8 matches.
SAFF U19 Men’s Championships Top Goal Scorers
|5||Naoba Meitei Pangabam||1|
|6||Arjun Oinam Singh||1|
|7||Md Rubel Shaikh||1|
|9||Razu Ahmed Zisan||1|
|14||Shanaan Rasheed rashad||1|
|15||Ricky Meetei Haobam||1|
|18||Adam Layaan Rasheed||1|
U19 SAFF Championship 2023 Live Broadcast
Fans can watch the 2023 SAFF U19 Men’s Football Championship match live streamed live on the Sportzworkz YouTube Channel.
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1. When is SAFF U-19 Champions 2023 starting?
The SAFF U-19 Championships 2023 is starting from 21 September till 30 September 2023 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
2. Who won the U19 SAFF Championship 2023?
India has won the U19 SAFF Championship 2023 by defeating Pakistan in the final by 3-0.