Football at the South Asian Games

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Football at the South Asian Games - Men's tournament
Founded 1984
Region SAFF (South Asia)
Current championsFlag of Nepal.svg    Nepal (3rd title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan (4 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg Men's Football at the 2016 South Asian Games
Football at the South Asian Games - Women's tournament
Founded 2010
Region SAFF (South Asia)
Current championsFlag of India.svg  India (2nd title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of India.svg  India (2 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg Women's Football at the 2016 South Asian Games

Football has been a sport at the South Asian Games since it commenced in 1984. Since the 2004 South Asian Games, the age limit for men's teams is under 23, plus up to three overaged players for each squad, which is the same as the age limit in football competitions at the Summer Olympics and Asian Games. Pakistan is currently the most successful country in the Men's event with 4 Gold Medals while India is the most successful in Women's event with 2 Gold Medals.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

South Asian Games game

The South Asian Games are a biennial multi-sport event held among the athletes from South Asia. The governing body of these games is South Asia Olympic Council (SAOC), formed in 1983. At present, SAG are joined by eight members namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The 1984 South Asian Games was the first edition of South Asian Games. It was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from September 17 to 23, 1984.

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Women's football tournaments were introduced in 2010.

2010 South Asian Games

The 2010 South Asian Games, officially the XI South Asian Games, was a major multi-sport event that took place from 29 January to 8 February 2010 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This was the third time that the Bangladeshi capital hosted the South Asian Games, thus becoming the first city to hold the games three times.

Champions

Men's tournament

Accurate as of 13 February 2016. [1]

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
Gold medal icon.svg GoldScoreSilver medal icon.svg SilverBronze medal icon.svg BronzeScoreFourth Place
1984
details
Kathmandu, Nepal Flag of Nepal.svg
Nepal
4−2Flag of Bangladesh.svg
Bangladesh
Flag of Maldives.svg
Maldives
unclear whether a match for third place was held; Maldives were awarded bronze, possibly because of the group record
1985
details
Dhaka, Bangladesh Flag of India.svg
India
1−1
4–1 pen.
Flag of Bangladesh.svg
Bangladesh
Flag of Nepal.svg
Nepal
2–2
3–2 pen.
Flag of Pakistan.svg
Pakistan
1987
details
Culcutta, India Flag of India.svg
India
1−0Flag of Nepal.svg
Nepal
Flag of Pakistan.svg
Pakistan
1–0Flag of Bangladesh.svg
Bangladesh
1989
details
Islamabad, Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.svg
Pakistan
1−0Flag of Bangladesh.svg
Bangladesh
Flag of India.svg
India
2–1Flag of Nepal.svg
Nepal
1991
details
Colombo, Sri Lanka Flag of Pakistan.svg
Pakistan
2−0Flag of Maldives.svg
Maldives
Flag of Bangladesh.svg
Bangladesh
2–0Flag of Nepal.svg
Nepal
1993
details
Dhaka, Bangladesh Flag of Nepal.svg
Nepal
2−2
4–3 pen.
Flag of India.svg
India
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
Sri Lanka
3–1Flag of Maldives.svg
Maldives
1995
details
Madras, India Flag of India.svg
India
1−0Flag of Bangladesh.svg
Bangladesh
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
Sri Lanka
0–0
5–3 pen.
Flag of Nepal.svg
Nepal
1999
details
Kathmandu, Nepal Flag of Bangladesh.svg
Bangladesh
1−0Flag of Nepal.svg
Nepal
Flag of India.svg
India
3–1Flag of Maldives.svg
Maldives

Since 2004 the tournament is for Under-23 teams.

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
Gold medal icon.svg GoldScoreSilver medal icon.svg SilverBronze medal icon.svg BronzeScoreFourth Place
2004
details
Islamabad, Pakistan Flag of Pakistan.svg
Pakistan
1−0Flag of India.svg
India U-20
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
Sri Lanka
0–0
3–2 pen.
Flag of Bhutan.svg
Bhutan
2006
details
Colombo, Sri Lanka Flag of Pakistan.svg
Pakistan
1−0Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
Sri Lanka
Flag of Nepal.svg
Nepal
2–0Flag of India.svg
India U-20
2010
details
Dhaka & Chittagong, Bangladesh Flag of Bangladesh.svg
Bangladesh
4−0Flag of Afghanistan (2004-2013).svg
Afghanistan
Flag of Maldives.svg
Maldives
0–0
3–1 pen;
no extra time
Flag of India.svg
India U-19
2016
details
Guwahati & Shillong, India Flag of Nepal.svg
Nepal
2−1Flag of India.svg
India
Flag of Bangladesh.svg
Bangladesh
2–2
5–4 pen.
Flag of Maldives.svg
Maldives

Women's tournament

Accurate as of 13 February 2016. [2]

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
Gold medal icon.svg GoldScoreSilver medal icon.svg SilverBronze medal icon.svg BronzeScoreFourth Place
2010
details
Dhaka, Bangladesh Flag of India.svg
India
3−1Flag of Nepal.svg
Nepal
Flag of Bangladesh.svg
Bangladesh
As a result of Round-robin Flag of Pakistan.svg
Pakistan
2016
details
Guwahati & Shillong, India Flag of India.svg
India
2−1Flag of Nepal.svg
Nepal
Flag of Bangladesh.svg
Bangladesh
As a result of Round-robin Flag of Maldives.svg
Maldives

Medal table

Men's medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan /
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan U-23
4015
2Flag of India.svg  India /
Flag of India.svg  India U-23/
Flag of India.svg  India U-20
3328
3Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal /
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal U-23
3227
4Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh /
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh U-23
2428
5Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka /
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka U-23
0134
6Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives /
Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives U-23
0123
7Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan U-23 0101
Totals (7 nations)12121236

Women's medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of India.svg  India 2002
2Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal 0202
3Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh 0022
Totals (3 nations)2226

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