News SAFF Championship 2018: India Vs Maldives Today

Nepal will find its semifinal opponents today.

Either it will be Maldives, India or Sri Lanka as well.

India have already entered semifinals with three points whereas Maldives would fight for a semifinal spot against Sri Lanka.

Win and loss less than 2-0 would help Maldives secure semis berth. If they win the match by more than 2-0 goal margin against India, Maldives will top the group and avoid Nepal in semifinals.

India had defeated Sri Lanka 2-0 in thier first match. Maldives had played 0-0 draw against Sri Lanka.

The match will be played at 6:45 PM NST at Bangabandhu stadium.

"We have to respect team India; they have a strong team, very young and very good players. They'll be speedy, and it will be difficult for us to recover in the two days," said head coach of the Maldives, Petar Segrt.

Defending champions India have been labelled favourites by the fans and media alike, but Constantine believes that can't be said before any kick-off.

"In this competition, we are not going to start as favourites in any of our matches. We are a young and inexperienced side, and we are playing against senior sides. We can say we have a good chance to win this game. But I don't feel we can be labelled as favourites before the kick-off," he added.

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