Where: Trivandrum International Stadium, Kerala
What: 3 January 2016
When: Won of the South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF) championships
India on 3 January 2016 won of the South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF) championships. In the title clash played at Trivandrum International Stadium of Kerala, India defeated defending champions Afghanistan 2-1.
Half time saw both the teams’ goal-less. At the end of a breathless normal second half, both India and Afghanistan were 1-1.
For India, the first goal was scored by Jeje Lalpehlua. In the ongoing extra time, Indian captain Sunil Chhetri scored a goal to help India lead 2-1.
India has been the most successful side in the tournaments history by winning the title in seven of the 11 editions. Afghans won their first title in 2013.