2017 SAFF Championship

2017 SAFF Championship
Tournament details
Host country Bangladesh Bangladesh
Dates December 2017
Teams 7 (from 1 confederation)

The 2017 SAFF Championship will be the 12th edition of the SAFF Championship, the biennial international men's football championship of South Asia organized by SAFF. It is scheduled to be hosted by Bangladesh in December 2017.[1]

Host selection

On 2 January 2016, SAFF executive committee made a decision that Bangladesh would host the 2017 SAFF Championship at a meeting held in Trivandrum, India. Maldives and Bhutan made bids to host the games but the latter withdrew its bid.[1]

The SAFF executive committee again confirmed this decision on 25 August 2016 with the finals to start on 25 December 2017.[2]

This will be the 3rd time that Bangladesh will host, after victory in the 2003 edition and semi finalists in 2009.

Participating nations

Country Appearance Previous best performance FIFA ranking entering tournament
 India 12th Champions (1993, 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2015)
 Bangladesh (Host) 11th Champions (2003)
 Bhutan 8th Semi-finals (2008)
 Pakistan 11th Third-Place (1997)
 Maldives 10th Champions (2008)
   Nepal 12th Third-place (1993)
 Sri Lanka 12th Champions (1995)

Group stage

All times are local, IST (UTC+5:30).

Key to colors in group tables
Teams that advance to the semi-finals
  • Group winners
  • Group runners-up

Group A

2017 SAFF Championship Group A table

Group B

2017 SAFF Championship Group B table


  1. 1 2 "Bangladesh to host 2017 SAFF Championship". bdnews24.com. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  2. "Bangladesh to host SAFF Suzuki Cup". maldivessoccer.com. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
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