South Asian Games 2019: Football schedule and fixtures announced  

Indian Women's Football Team will be gunning for a medal finish at the 2019 South Asian Games
Indian Women's Football Team will be gunning for a medal finish at the 2019 South Asian Games

The 2019 South Asian Games are set to kick off in Kathmandu-Pokhara, Nepal, from 1st December 2019 and will conclude on the 10th December 2019. The football event for the men will begin on 2nd December whereas the women's event starts off on the 3rd of December.

Men's tournament will take place at the Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu whereas the women will compete at the Pokhara Rangasala, Pokhara.

Men's Football was introduced at the South Asian Games since the inaugural edition in 1984. which was held in Nepal as well. Since the 2004 South Asian Games held in Pakistan, the men's competition has been restricted to players aged under 23 with three over-aged players allowed in every squad. This is the same pattern as is followed by the Summer Olympics and the Asian Games. Women's football has been introduced at the South Asian Games since the 2010 edition held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Throughout the history of the South Asian Games football, Pakistan has been the most successful nation with five gold medals in the Men's event. The Indian women's football team have won both the gold medals at the South Asian Games editions (2010 and 2016) so far.

Here is the schedule for Football at the South Asian Games 2019.

All timings are as per Indian Standard Time (IST)

Men's Football Schedule(Venue - Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Kathmandu)

2nd December 2019 - Monday

13:00 - Bangladesh v Bhutan

17:00 - Sri Lanka v Maldives

3rd December 2019 - Tuesday

13:00 - Bhutan v Nepal

17:00 - Maldives v Bangladesh

4th December 2019 - Wednesday

17:00 - Nepal v Sri Lanka

5th December 2019 - Thursday

13:00 - Bhutan v Maldives

17:00 - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

6th December 2019 - Friday

17:00 - Nepal v Maldives

7th December 2019 - Saturday

17:00 - Sri Lanka v Bhutan

8th December 2019 - Sunday

17:00 - Nepal v Bangladesh

Gold Medal Match - 10th December 2019 - Tuesday

17:00 - Group Winner vs Group Runner-up

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Women's Football Schedule (Venue - Pokhara Rangasala, Pokhara)

3rd December 2019

Nepal v Sri Lanka

India v Maldives

5 December 2019

Sri Lanka v India

Maldives v Nepal

7 December 2019

Maldives v Sri Lanka

India v Nepal

Gold medal match - 10th December 2019

Group Winner v Group Runner Up

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Edited by Sai Teja
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