The much-awaited clash of the season is here! There are a very few matches across the globe which create a furore in the sporting world and India Pakistan matches are one of them. After thrashing Maldives 2-0, Blue Tigers are all pumped up to face the arch-rivals Pakistan in the 2018 SAFF Championship semi-finals. After 5 long years, these two rivals will see each other in an official football match. They played their last official match in 2013 in SAFF Championship in Kathmandu and India won that game by 1-0.

The host nation Bangladesh lost their last match to Nepal 2-0 in their final Group A match at Dhaka’s Bangabandhu National Stadium on Saturday. While Pakistan ascended into the semi-finals by defeating Bhutan 3-0. Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh all finished the group stage with six points from three games but Bangladesh won’t make the semis owing to an unfavourable goal difference.

Maiden international goals from Nikhil Poojary (36th) and Manvir Singh (45th) helped India to finish in pole position in Group B on 6 points, after defeating the Maldives.

Pakistan with talents like Saddam Hossain, Muhammad Riaz, and Hassan Bashir will look to create a pressure on Indian guns. Last time when the two teams met in 2013, Saddam was part of the team and was just unstoppable throughout the game. This is also going to be the fifth occasion when Pakistan have reached the last four in the SAFF Championship. The last time they reached semis was in 2005 at their home ground (Pakistan hosted the 2005 SAFF Cup).

This Wednesday, things will be different, the game won’t be the same as others when two intimidating rivals will come for a face-off. With passion, pride and prestige on the line, the challengers will step into the Bangabandhu Stadium for a win.

This match undoubtedly guarantees unlimited entertainment and some firing action. Unleash all the striking drama LIVE on DSport.


Leave a Reply