The SAFF Women’s Championships will be hosted in Nepal this year, and it will be the sixth edition of the tournament. India have won the title on each of the last five occasions. As a result they are the favourites to defend their crown and continue their stronghold over the subcontinent.
The other teams participating in the competition include Nepal (hosts), Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka. India are the highest ranked team, at 58.
SAFF Women’s Championships: All you need to know
The seven teams have been divided into two groups of three and four teams respectively. They will face each other once in a round robin format, and the top two teams from each group will qualify for the next round.
Here are the groups that will be playing against one another:
Group A: India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Pakistan.
Group B: Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka
The SAFF Women’s Championships matches will be played at the Dasharath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu, which has a capacity of 25,000.
Here are the fixtures that will be played between sixth and 19th September 2022:
6 September 2022
7 September 2022
India vs Pakistan
Bangladesh vs Maldives
9 September 2022
Sri Lanka vs Bhutan
10 September 2022
Pakistan vs Bangladesh
Maldives vs India
12 September 2022
Nepal vs Sri Lanka
13 September 2022
Maldives vs Pakistan
India vs Bangladesh
16 September 2022
Semi-final 1: Champion Group A v Runner-up Group B
Semi-final 2: Champion Group B v Runner-up Group A
19 September 2022
Final: Winner SF1 v Winner SF2