The Indian football team will aim to register their first win of the SAFF Championship 2021 when they take on Nepal in their third group stage match at the Maldives National Football Stadium on Sunday, October 10.

The Blue Tigers are without a win in the SAFF Championship 2021 having drawn both of their group stage matches. They kicked off their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Bangladesh followed by a 0-0 stalemate against Sri Lanka on Thursday.  

As far as Nepal are concerned, they have won both their opening encounters against defending champions Maldives (1-0) and Sri Lanka (3-2) to sit on top of the standings. 

India vs Nepal head-to-head record

Sunday’s meeting between Nepal and India is going to be their third match in 2021. The two teams locked horns in early September in international friendlies and the Blue Tigers registered a 2-1 victory with goals coming from Farukh Choudhary and Sunil Chhetri. The other match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Overall, India hold an outright advantage over Nepal as they have won 14 of their 21 matches against them while losing just five. In fact, Nepal’s last victory over India dates back to the 2013 edition of the SAFF Championship. Since then, India have won five of their last seven meetings and two matches have ended in draws.

Indian football team squad for SAFF Championship 2021

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Vishal Kaith

Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Seriton Fernandes, Chinglensana Singh, Rahul Bheke, Subhasish Bose, Mandar Rao Dessai

Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Lalengmawia, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad, Jeakson Singh, Glan Martins, Suresh Singh, Liston Colaco, Yasir Mohammad

Forwards: Manvir Singh, Rahim Ali, Sunil Chhetri, Farukh Choudhary

Nepal football team squad for SAFF Championship 2021

Goalkeepers: Kiran Kumar Limbu, Deep Karki, Bishal Shrestha

Defenders: Ananta Tamang, Dinesh Rajbanshi, Gautam Shrestha , Suman Aryal, Rajan Gurung, Kamal Thapa, Suraj Jeu Thakuri

Midfielders: Ayush Ghalan, Bishal Rai, Nitin Thapa, Pujan Uperkoti, Santosh Tamang, Sujal Shrestha, Sunil Bal, Tej Tamang, Rohit Chand

Forwards: Aashish Lama, Anjan Bista, Manish Dangi, Nawayug Shrestha, Suman Lama

Where to watch Nepal vs India SAFF Championship 2021 live in India?

Nepal vs India SAFF Championship 2021 match will be telecast live on Eurosport and its corresponding HD TV channel in India. The match will start at 9:30 PM IST.

Live streaming of the Nepal vs India SAFF Championship 2021 match will be available on Discovery+ and JioTV.

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