July 5, 2023
The Indian football team secured their ninth SAFF Championship title by defeating Kuwait in a thrilling penalty shootout. After a 1-1 draw in regular time, India emerged victorious with a 5-4 score in penalties.
Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu’s heroic save from Hajiah’s penalty sealed the victory for India. The team rejoiced as they proudly lifted the SAFF Championship 2023 trophy, led by captain Sunil Chhetri, at Bengaluru’s Kanteerava Stadium.