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2011 SAFF Championship

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Host country  India
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Runners-up  Afghanistan
Teams  8
Champions  India (6th title)
2011 SAFF Championship

Dates  2 December – 11 December

The 2011 South Asian Football Federation Championship, sponsored by Karbonn Mobiles and officially named Karbonn SAFF Championship 2011, was the ninth tournament of the SAFF Championship, which held in New Delhi, India.



It was originally scheduled to take place in Orissa, India, but was switched to New Delhi by the Executive Committee of the All India Football Federation on September 22.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi was the main venue for the tournament. It is also the home stadium for Indian national football team and hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games.


The draw ceremony took place on 2 November 2011 at New Delhi's Le Meridien Hotel was attended by a host of dignitaries including AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das, SAFF General Secretary Alberto Colaco and Maldives Football Association General Secretary Shah Ismail.

(The FIFA rankings of the teams at the start of the tournament are given in brackets in the table)

Group stage

All times are Indian Standard Time (IST) – UTC+5:30


7 goals
  • Sunil Chhetri
  • 6 goals
  • Balal Arezou
  • 3 goals
  • Clifford Miranda
  • 2 goals
    1 goal
    Own goal
  • Bandara Warakagoda (against India)
  • Other Statistics

  • Most wins India 4 wins
  • Most Losses Bhutan 3 loss
  • Most Draws Pakistan 3 draws
  • First goal of the tournament Ali Ashfaq for Maldives vs Nepal
  • Most goals scored in a match Afghanistan 8 Goals vs Bhutan
  • Lowest scores in a match 1. Bangladesh vs Pakistan 0-0
  • 2. Pakistan vs Maldives 0-0

  • Most Goals in a match by one player Balal Arezou for  Afghanistan vs  Bhutan 4 Goals
  • Fastest Goal of the tournament Ata Yamrali for  Afghanistan vs  Bhutan in 4 Minutes
  • Best Defender Djelaludin Sharityar of  Afghanistan
  • Best match of the tournament  Afghanistan vs    Nepal 1-0
  • YouTube Live

    In a deal with World Sport Group and SAFF’s exclusive marketing and media partner, all matches were shown live on YouTube. The live matches are accessible globally through SAFF Youtube Channel except in India, where they were available on a delayed basis the following day.


    1 Only Afghan matches


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