Kathmandu, May 4
The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) has finalised the participation of Kuwait in the 14th SAFF Championship to be the first outside-SAARC team in the regional tournament.
The event will take place in Bengaluru of India from June 21 to July 3.
Kuwait will be the seventh team besides six teams from South Asia, namely, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the Maldives.
SAFF has recently adopted an approach to including outside teams also to upgrade the level of football in South Asia.
Nepal are the current runners-up in SAFF Championship whereas India are the defending champions.