SAFF Championship 2023: Semi-finals fixtures, India to lock horns with Lebanon

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In the SAFF Championship 2023, India will face Lebanon in the semi-finals on 1st of July.
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The Indian football team will face Lebanon in the SAFF Championship 2023 semi-finals. Lebanon, who won all of their group games, topped the Group B. In their last match against Maldives, it was captain Maatouk’s goal which made sure they top the group and remain undefeated.

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Meanwhile, India, who had to be satisfied with a draw against Kuwait, could not top Group-A just by goal difference. Hence, they will now have to face a stronger side in Lebanon in the semi-final of the SAFF Championship 2023.

SAFF Championship 2023: Semi-finals fixtures, India to lock horns with Lebanon | Sportz Point
Captain Hassan Maatouk’s goal was good enough for Lebanon to win against Maldives. Image: AIFF

SAFF Championship 2023 Group Points table

TeamMatchesWinLossDrawGDPoints
Kuwait320187
India320177
Nepal312023
Pakistan303000
Group A table | SAFF Championship

TeamMatchesWinLossDrawGDPoints
Lebanon330069
Bangladesh321026
Maldives3120-13
Bhutan3030-70
Group B table | SAFF Championship

SAFF Championship 2023 Semi-finals fixtures

DateTimeTeams
1/7/20233.00 pmKuwait vs Bangladesh
1/7/20237.30 pmLebanon vs India

India vs Lebanon: Head-to-head

India vs Lebanon Head to Head stats | Sportz Point
India with the Hero Intercontinental Cup 2023 after beating Lebanon in the final. Image: The Hindu

India and Lebanon till now have faced each other 8 times. India have managed to win twice and lost three times in those matches. Meanwhile, they have drawn the games thrice as well. The last time India faced Lebanon, they defeated them by 2-0 in the Hero Continental Cup to win the trophy.

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