India-Pakistan battle in SAFF semis

MNA Sports Desk: Indian football team will face traditional arch-rivals Pakistan in the second semi-final of the ongoing seven-nation 12th SAFF Suzuki Cup’2018 in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Nepal will take on the Maldives in the first semifinal at 4:00 pm at the same venue and same day.

Indian coach Stephen Contantine watched almost all of his players in the two group matches and is set to pitch the perfect combination for the crunch match.

The Brazilian coach of Pakistan Jose Antonio Nogueira has combined his players into a total unit with skipper Saddam Hossain leading the team with distinction.

As per the head-to-head record between India and Pakistan, the 7th times champion India have the upper hand. Out of the 23 battles between the two sides, India won 14, Pakistan won three and the rest six games ended in draw, reported news agency.


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