India vs Kuwait on Tuesday at Sree Kanteerava Stadium for the final in the SAFF Championship 2023. Two of the most in-form sides are playing the final in an epic clash.
India and Kuwait have not met on the football field throuough the past 10 years.
Both teams have faced each other only three times in their history, making their rivalry a relatively new one. The records show a mixed bag of results, with Kuwait emerging victorious in two matches by significant margins, while India managed to secure one win.
These encounters have showcased the competitive nature of their clashes and have set the stage for an intense battle in the upcoming SAFF Championship match.
World No. 105 India and World No. 148 Kuwait were always the favourites to qualify for the semis with inferior-ranked Nepal and Pakistan being the other group rivals. Both of them had little difficulty in making the semis as they qualified with one game to spare.
India v Kuwait 1-6 (Asian Games)-17 Dec 1978
Kuwait v India 2-3 (International Friendly)-05 Nov 2004
India v Kuwait 1-9 (International Friendly)-14 Nov 2010
India vs Kuwait 1-1 (SAFF Championship 2023)- 27 June 2013.
Games played: 4
India wins: 1
Kuwait wins: 2