Defending champions India will travel to Bangladesh seeking their eighth SAFF Suzuki Cup title. The last time the tournament was played in Bangladesh, in 2009, the men in blue went on to lift the title after defeating Maldives on penalties in the final.

Alongside Sri Lanka, India is the only side to feature in all 12 editions of the SAFF Suzuki Cup. After winning the inaugural competition in 1993, India emerged champions in 1997, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2011, and 2015 as well. They also finished runner-up in 1995, 2008, and 2013.

The Stephen Constantine-managed side will hope to feature in the final once again and travel to Dhaka as favorites despite fielding primarily a U-23 side.

Sumit Passi is the the sole senior player (above 23) named in the list of 34 probables by Stephen Constantine. Talented attacker Lallianzuala Chhangte could prove to be the key in the attack with the 21-year-old playing with a lot of maturity for Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos last season.

Head to head in SAFF Suzuki Cup
vs Maldives: 7W, 2D, 2L
vs Sri Lanka: 3W, 3D

Match Report: Maldives 2 – 1 India
Maldives defeated defending champions India 2-1 to lift the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka.
Match Preview: Maldives vs India
The 2018 SAFF Suzuki Cup final will be played between two teams who have faced each other more than any other in the competition’s history: Maldives and India.
Match Report: India 3-1 Pakistan
Defending champions India registered a 3-1 victory over Pakistan in a hotly contested SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 semi-final.
Final: Maldives vs India (Highlights)
Semi final: India vs Pakistan (Highlights)
Semi final: Nepal vs Maldives (Highlights)