Defending Champions India to face Maldives and Bangladesh in SAFF U-17 CHmapionship

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The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-17 Championship is set to witness an exciting contest as defending champions India prepare to face Maldives and Bangladesh in Group A. The draw for the championship was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

All you need to know about SAFF U-17 Championships

The title holder India has a strong track record in the tournament. They emerged as champions in the previous edition of the SAFF U-17 Championship. This year, they will be looking to defend their title and continue their dominance in South Asian football.

The Indian team will kick off their campaign against Maldives and Bangladesh, two formidable opponents. Both these teams have shown significant improvement in their game over the years and will be looking to challenge India’s supremacy.

The format of the tournament is a league-cum-knockout, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the semi-finals. This format ensures that every match is crucial and teams cannot afford to drop points.

The Indian team, under the guidance of their experienced coaching staff, has been preparing intensively for the championship. The players have been undergoing rigorous training sessions to fine-tune their skills and strategies.

The team’s strength lies in their cohesive unit and the ability to perform under pressure. The players have shown great character and resilience in past tournaments, and they will be looking to replicate the same in the upcoming championship.

However, the road to the title will not be easy. Maldives and Bangladesh are known for their aggressive style of play and can pose a serious threat to India’s title defence. The Indian team will need to be at their best to overcome these challenges and progress to the knockout stages.

The upcoming SAFF U-17 Championship promises to be a thrilling contest. All eyes will be on the defending champions India as they embark on their journey to defend their title. It will be interesting to see how the team performs against Maldives and Bangladesh and whether they can continue their winning streak in the tournament.

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