SAFF Championship: After Kuwait, Lebanon joins the tournament as an invitee

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14th SAFF Championship
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Kathmandu, May 8

The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) says Lebanon will join the 14th SAFF Championship to be held in Bengaluru of India from June 21 to July 3.

The Middle Eastern country will be the second outside-South Asia team to join the event, after Kuwait.

An announcement regarding Lebanon’s participation was made on Monday.

It means there will be eight teams in the regional tournament including six South Asian ones: 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.

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