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India to host the SAFF Championship 2015

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India has been awarded the hosting rights for the SAFF Championship 2015.

The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) took the decision at an Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday.

The SAFF Championship 2015 would be played in July/August 2015 according to SAFF General Secretary Alberto Colaco.

„We will sit again for the final date confirmation but we have confirmed that the preferable month for the championship will be July/August,“ the former AIFF General Secretary told after the Executive Committee meeting.

India has hosted the tournament twice in the history of the competition. The Indian national team won the 1999 SAFF Gold Cup on home soil with a 2-0 win against Bangladesh in the final, while they also beat Afghanistan 4-0 in the final of the SAFF Championship 2011 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.