Kuwait and Lebanon add excitement to SAFF Championship 2023

SAFF Championship 2023 is set to be more thrilling with Kuwait and Lebanon’s inclusion

The upcoming SAFF Championship 2023 is set to be an exciting and intriguing event, as Kuwait and Lebanon have been invited to participate in the South Asian region. India has been a dominant force in the region. They have won 8 out of the 13 titles and successfully defended their championship in the previous edition. India defeated Nepal 3-0 in the final of the previous edition of 2021.

Despite India’s previous lack of interest in the SAFF, the arrival of two strong guest teams has put them in danger. Fans are sure to be thrilled with the tournament, which will take place in India starting on June 21, 2023. The event will feature only six teams from South Asia, including Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Pakistan, Maldives, and the two invited teams.

Lebanon holds the highest FIFA ranking among the teams at 99th, while Kuwait is ranked 143rd. Their inclusion in the tournament is sure to increase competition and fan following for this edition of the SAFF Championship.

Excitement builds as SAFF Championship 2023 welcomes Kuwait and Lebanon, sans Sri Lanka

The SAFF Championship 2023 is all set to feature a total of six teams from the South Asian region. Sri Lanka is not. The country was suspended by FIFA in January and will not be participating in the tournament.

The eight participating teams [ including Lebanon and Kuwait ] will be divided into two groups of four, competing in a single round-robin format. Further, the top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals, with the final match to follow.

Football fans can look forward to a thrilling and intense tournament with the inclusion of two strong guest teams, Kuwait and Lebanon. Similarly, the matches promise to be exciting, as the teams will be vying for the coveted title of SAFF Champion. The SAFF Championship 2023 is set to be a memorable event for football fans in the region.

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