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India's Thrilling Championship Triumph

India won the SAFF Championship 2023 after edging Kuwait 5-4 on penalties in the championship game.

Location of Championship

India was the host country for SAFF 2023.

Teams and Groups Divided

The event had eight teams in two groups. Group A includes hosts India, Kuwait, Nepal, and Pakistan. Group B has four teams: Bangladesh, Bhutan Lebanon Maldives.

India SAFF Journey

India won the trophy after a strong group stage with four victories and one draw to eventual finalists Kuwait. After a 1-1 final draw, they won their second consecutive shootout. India won their seventh SAFF Championship title and a medal after successfully defending it.

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Semi-Final Match

India won the penalty shootout 4-2 on penalties shootout in India vs Lebanon. In another match between Kuwait vs Bangladesh, Kuwait won 1-0.

A Glimpse of the Final Match & Goosebumps Moment

Indian captain Sunil Chhetri became the best player in the match. With a 5-4 penalty shootout, India won against Kuwait. The creed started to cheer "Vande Mataram" during the final moments, which was enthralling for Indians.

Star Performer of Whole Season

Both Golden Boots go to Sunil Chhetri. Key figures in this effort included Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Sunil Chhetri, and Mahesh Singh.

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