Live streaming, SAFF Women’s Championship 2022 football: India vs Pakistan in historic clash

The Group A opener vs the Indian women’s football team will mark Pakistan’s return to senior international football after eight years. Watch live!

By Utathya Nag
Picture by AIFF Media

Defending champions India face Pakistan in their opening match of the SAFF Women’s Championship 2022 football tournament, to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from September 6 to 19.

The India vs Pakistan football match in Group A on September 7 will be a historic tie as it marks the Pakistan women’s team’s return to international football after an eight-year-long hiatus due to recurring FIFA bans on the Pakistan Football Federation.

The Indian women’s football team and Pakistan have been drawn in Group A of the SAFF Women’s Championship 2022, alongside the Maldives and Bangladesh. Live streaming of the matches will be available.

Group B features hosts Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

Teams in each group will face each other in a single-leg round-robin format and the top two from each group will advance to the semi-finals. The final is on September 19.

All SAFF Women’s Championship 2022 matches will be played at the Dasharath Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu.

India, coached by Suren Chettri, are the SAFF defending champions and have won all of the previous five editions of the tournament (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2019).

The last edition was also held in Nepal three years back and India beat the hosts in the final to become five-time champions. The Nepal women's football team is the second-most successful team in the tournament, having finished runners-up on four occasions.

India have named a strong squad, with the likes of Aditi Chauhan, Ashalata Devi and Martina Thokchom in the squad. Dangmei Grace, who has been playing for Uzbekistani club Nasaf Qarshi, has also flown in to join the team for the SAFF Championship.

India’s SAFF Women’s Championship 2022 schedule and live match start times

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

September 7, Wednesday

India vs Pakistan - 12:45 PM IST

September 10, Friday

Maldives vs India - 5:15 PM IST

September 13, Tuesday

India vs Bangladesh - 5:15 PM IST

September 16, Friday

Semi-final 1 - 12:45 PM IST (If India qualify)

Semi-final 2 - 12:45 PM IST (If India qualify)

September 19, Monday

Final - 4:45 PM IST (If India qualify)

Where to watch SAFF Women’s Championship 2022 live streaming in India

Live streaming of the SAFF Women’s Championship 2022 matches, including India vs Pakistan, will be available on the Elevensports.com website in India.

There’s no live telecast of the SAFF Women’s Championship on any TV channel in India.

SAFF Women’s Championship 2022: India football squad

Goalkeepers: Aditi Chauhan, Maibam Linthoingambi Devi, Sowmiya Narayanasamy

Defenders: Sweety Devi, Ritu Rani, Ashalata Devi, Ranjana Chanu, Manisa Panna, Michel Castanha, Juli Kishan, Santosh

Midfielders: Anju Tamang, Priyangka Devi, Martina Thokchom, Sandhiya Ranganathan, Kashmina, Ratanbala Devi

Forwards: Dular Marandi, Apurna Narzary, Soumya Guguloth, Renu, Kiran Pisda, Dangmei Grace

Head coach: Suren Chettri

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