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SAFF host nation, dates to be confirmed Monday

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 7th August, 2021 12:06:49 AM
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The executive committee of the South Asian Football Federation will hold a virtual meeting on Monday to confirm the host nation and match schedule for the 13th edition of the SAFF Championship.

The championship was scheduled to be held on August 30 in Sylhet but later it was postponed until October after Bangladesh withdrew from hosting due to the current Covid-19 situation in the country as well as the venue crisis.

Three nations -- Nepal, Maldives and India -- initially expressed their interest to host the competition but later India also stepped down from the race. 

“Two nations -- Nepal and Maldives -- wrote to us expressing their interest in hosting the championship last month. We will confirm one of them on Monday,” SAFF General Secretary Anwarul Huq Helal told The Daily Sun on Friday.