The stage is set for a thrilling semi-final as India takes on Lebanon in their home ground in the SAAF Championship 2023 semi-final. The match holds immense importance for both teams as they compete for the top spot in the final of the prestigious tournament. The last encounter between these two teams took place in the Hero Intercontinental Cup 2023 final, where India emerged victorious with a resounding 2-0 win over Lebanon. India’s players will be looking to replicate their success from that final and secure another victory against Lebanon.
In the group stage, India finished second in Group A with 7 points. After consecutive victories, they faced the group leaders, Kuwait, in a 1-1 draw. On the other hand, Lebanon enters the semi-finals with an impressive record in the group stage. Topping their group, they won all three matches and conceded only a single goal while scoring seven.
India vs Lebanon Head-to-Head in Football
The head-to-head statistics between India and Lebanon are quite evenly balanced. Out of the eight games played, Lebanon has emerged victorious in three, while India has won two. The remaining three matches ended in draws. This history adds an extra element of excitement to the upcoming semi-final clash.
India vs Lebanon Date and Venue
The match is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 1st June at 7:30 PM IST at the renowned Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore, India.
India vs Lebanon Football Live Telecast Channel in India
Football fans across the country can tune in to DD Bharati to catch the live telecast of the game.
SAFF Championship Live Streaming in India
The match will be available for live streaming on the Fancode app, providing fans with the flexibility to watch the game from the comfort of their homes or on the go.
Both teams are expected to field their strongest possible lineups for this crucial encounter. The predicted lineup for India includes Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Akash Mishra, Mehtab Singh, Anwar Ali, Subhasish Bose; Apuia Ralte, Sahal Abdul Samad; Nandhakumar Sekar, Liston Colaco, Naorem Mahesh Singh; and Ishan Pandita. Lebanon, on the other hand, is expected to line up with Ali Sabeh; Hussein Zein, Maxime Aoun, Mohammad El Hayek, Walid Shour; Ali Tneich, Jihad Ayoub, Nader Matar; Khalil Bader, Hassan Maatouk, and Karim Darwiche.
The winner will book a place in the final
This match holds immense importance for both teams as they are just one step away from reaching the final of this important tournament. Football fans in India are encouraged to tune in and witness this thrilling clash between India and Lebanon. It is a perfect opportunity to support the Indian team as they strive to win their ninth SAFF Championship title and make the nation proud.