The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF), which hosts the biannual international men’s football championship of South Asia, will host the 14th edition of the SAFF Championship in 2023. India will host the tournament from June 21 until July 4. The eight teams that will compete in this year’s SAFF Championship are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Kuwait. The reigning champions are India, who defeated Nepal in the final to win their eighth championship in 2021.
Following their victory in the SAFF Championship 2023, the Indian Football Team led by Sunil Chhetri has now shifted its focus towards the upcoming AFC Asian Cup 2023 and the World Cup 2026 qualifiers.