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Sri Lanka
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Golden Army
රන් හමුදාව
தங்கப் படை
AssociationFootball Sri Lanka
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationSAFF (South Asia)
Head coachAndy Morrison
CaptainSujan Perera
Most capsChanna Ediri Bandanage (64)
Top scorerKasun Jayasuriya (27)[1]
Home stadiumSugathadasa Stadium
Colombo Racecourse
FIFA codeSRI
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 207 Steady (6 October 2022)[2]
Highest122 (August 1998)
Lowest205 (March 2022)
First international
 Ceylon 0–2 India 
(Colombo, Ceylon; 1 January 1952)
Biggest win
 Sri Lanka 7–1 Pakistan 
(Taipei, Taiwan; 4 April 2008)
 Sri Lanka 6–0 Bhutan 
(Dhaka, Bangladesh; 6 December 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Ceylon 1–12 East Germany 
(Colombo, Ceylon; 12 January 1964)[3]
SAFF Championship
Appearances13 (first in 1993)
Best result1st place, gold medalist(s) Champions (1995)
AFC Challenge Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2006)
Best result2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up (2006)

The Sri Lanka national football team (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා පාපන්දු කණ්ඩායම, Tamil: இலங்கை தேசிய கால்பந்து அணி) represents Sri Lanka in Association football and is administered by Football Sri Lanka, the governing body of football in Sri Lanka. They have been a member of FIFA since 1952 and a member of AFC since 1954. Sri Lanka's home stadium is the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo. The Sri Lankan team was known as the Ceylon national football team until 1972 when Ceylon was renamed Sri Lanka.[5]

A member of the AFC, the team has yet to make their first appearance in FIFA World Cup or AFC Asian Cup finals. They have been South Asian champions once, in 1995. As is true elsewhere on the sub-continent, top-level football in Sri Lanka stands somewhat in the shadow of the country's Cricket team. However, the side did reach the second qualification stage for the 2006 World Cup. In the same year, they became the runners-up in the 2006 Challenge Cup.

In 2014, at the 75th anniversary of FFSL, FIFA President Sepp Blatter visited Sri Lanka and opened a new football stadium in Jaffna. During the visit, Blatter said he was not pleased with the development of Football in Sri Lanka and that the authorities haven't taken enough steps to support football on the island. The AFC President Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa also joined the visit.[6]

In the qualification round of the 2018 World Cup, Sri Lanka lost both matches against Bhutan and failed to qualify for the next round. However, Sri Lanka national football team had managed to qualify for the semi-finals of the 2015 SAFF Championship.

History

Early history

Football was introduced to Sri Lanka (then called Ceylon) by the British. There is evidence of it being played in Galle Face, a sandy area near the coast, by British servicemen stationed in Colombo in the 1890s. The game was also played at grounds of the barracks at Echelon Barracks and the army grounds (presently the Taj Samudra Hotels).

British servicemen of the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Engineers, Royal Artillery and the Royal Garrison Command began and promoted competitive football in Ceylon. The British administrative service and the planting community enthusiastically took it to the Central, Southern, and Up-Country regions. By early 1900 competitive football was popular with the local youth.

The game became popular and local football clubs were formed. St. Michael's SC, Havelock's Football Club, Java Lane SC, Wekande SC, Moors FC, and CH & FC, the last being a European monopoly, were some of the first clubs in Columbo. Harlequins FC and Saunders SC soon joined. The trophies of the early tournaments were the De Mel Shield and the Times of Ceylon Cup.

Football also became popular in the country's Southern Provence, where the planting and administrative community promoted the game. British planter T R. Brough in Deniyaya heavily promoted football in the south between 1910 and 1920, and British servicemen from the Navy wireless station in Matara also helped popularise it.[7]

In 1952, Ceylon became a member of FIFA and got the opportunity to play football at the international level. The country's first International friendly was played against India. The Football Federation organised a tournament called Colombo Cup, which helped the national team to improve their skills and compete with other nations. From the 1960s, the under-19 football team competed in the AFC u19 championship.

1990s to 2018

In 2015 Sri Lanka played for the first time in the Bangabandhu Cup. This tournament was organised by Bangladesh Football Federation. The national U-23 teams of Thailand, Bahrain, Malaysia and Singapore participated in this tournament. The national football teams of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka also competed in this tournament.

Sri Lanka was placed in the group with Malaysia and Bangladesh. In the first game Sri Lanka played against the Malaysian team. Malaysia won the match by 2–0. The second match was played against the host Bangladesh. Sri Lanka lost the game 1–0. Sri Lanka failed to score a goal in this tournament. After a six years of poor performance in the international football field Sri Lanka football team managed to qualify for the Semi Final of 2015 SAFF Championship. The poor performance continued in the Solidarity Cup as well. They had another shock defeat this time by the hands of Mongolia the lowest ranked team in Asia. As a result of this defeat Sri Lanka eliminated in the Group Stage of the tournament.[8]

In July 2018, Sri Lanka welcomed a historical encounter when they faced Lithuania, marked for the first time Sri Lanka will face a European team. The Sri Lankans managed a respectable 0–0 draw to the UEFA side but lost 0–2 in the second encounter.[9] During 2022 World Cup campaign however, Sri Lanka suffered another poor performance as the team fell 0–1 in Zhuhai to Macau. Macau was subsequently disqualified, as the team refused to travel to Sri Lanka in the aftermath of 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings,[10] Sri Lanka was awarded a 3–0 win in response, thus qualified to the second round of the World Cup for the first time since 2006 campaign.[11]

2020–present: Amir Alagic era

In the second round, Sri Lanka was unlucky to be drawn with four 2019 AFC Asian Cup participants, South Korea, North Korea, Lebanon and Turkmenistan. As predicted, Sri Lanka proved too weak for the group, losing all matches without scoring a single goal as for the end of 2019, and was eliminated from World Cup contention. Sri Lanka had improved since then, and participated in the 2020 Bangabandhu Cup, but the team still finished bottom with two defeats and no goal.

In February 2020, the Football Federation of Sri Lanka announced the appointment of Bosnian-Australian specialist Amir Alagić as head coach of the national team.[12] Sri Lanka then travelled to South Korea to finish their two remaining games against Lebanon and South Korea, losing both, yet optimism rose when Sri Lanka demonstrated an outstanding performance against Lebanon, scoring two goals and only lost by one goal margin, which was also the country's first-ever goals in the qualification.

Team image

Media coverage

There is no official TV broadcaster for the football matches played by the Sri Lanka team because the Football Federation of Sri Lanka has not sold broadcasting rights. The SAFF Championship was broadcast by several channels, and tournaments in the 1990s and 2000s were broadcast free-to-air by Channel Eye. The 2013 SAFF Championship was broadcast by CSN. Star Sports also broadcast the SAFF Championship on pay TV satellite broadcasters.

The official online broadcaster of Sri Lankan football matches is thepapare.com[13] which streams the games of the Sri Lanka Football Premier League, the finals of the Sri Lanka FA Cup, and the AFC U-19 Championship.[14]

Colours

The team uses different kits for home and away games. The kits are currently manufactured by Grand Sport Group.

Home

The traditional home kit of the national team has mostly been maroon shirts and maroon shorts, but blue colours have also been used. The colours are derived from the 15th century flag of Kingdom of Kandy.

Away

The away shirt colour has changed several times between a white shirt with white shorts or a black shirt with black shorts. White shirt with white shorts has been the more frequent choice.

Home stadiums

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Sugathadasa Stadium

Sugathadasa Stadium
Sugathadasa Stadium

Sugathadasa Stadium is the former athletic stadium in Sri Lanka. It was established in 1972 and has a capacity of 28,000.[15] The stadium is mostly used for athletics and football. The 1995 and 2008 SAFF Championship tournaments were held in this stadium. This is the home stadium of Sri Lanka National Football Team.Sri Lanka won their first major football tournament in his stadium. It was defeating India in the Final of 1995 SAFF Championship.

All the FIFA World Cup qualification matches of Sri Lankan team also played in this ground. This ground has become a lucky ground for Sri Lanka team because they have won much of the matches played in here. The draw against Philippines Football team and The Tajikistan Team were well known. In recent times Sri Lanka lost to Bhutan in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualify matches against Bhutan in this Stadium. The 2014–15 FA Cup Final also held in this ground.

Major football tournaments that played in here were the AFC President's Cup and AFC Challenge Cup.

Kalutara Stadium

Kalutara Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Kalutara, Sri Lanka. This stadium also known as the Vernon Fernando ground. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home games of Kalutara Park SC. The stadium holds 15,000 people. This stadium is popularly known as "Kalutara Park Ground". This stadium is located in the heart of Kalutara city. This stadium is mostly use in the Sri Lanka Champions League and Sri Lanka FA Cup tournaments.

Results and fixtures

Main article: Sri Lanka national football team results (2010–present)

Matches in the last 12 months, and future scheduled matches   Win   Draw   Loss

2021

1 October 2021 (2021-10-01) 2021 SAFF Championship Sri Lanka  0–1  Bangladesh Malé, Maldives
21:00 MVT Report Topu 56' (pen.) Stadium: National Football Stadium
Referee: Feras Taweel (Syria)
4 October 2021 (2021-10-04) 2021 SAFF Championship Sri Lanka  2–3    Nepal Malé, Maldives
21:00 MVT Stadium: National Football Stadium (Maldives)
7 October 2021 (2021-10-07) 2021 SAFF Championship India  0–0  Sri Lanka Malé, Maldives
16:00 MVT Stadium: National Football Stadium
10 October 2021 (2021-10-10) 2021 SAFF Championship Maldives  1–0  Sri Lanka Malé, Maldives
16:00 MVT
Stadium: National Football Stadium (Maldives)
9 November 2021 (2021-11-09) Four Nations Trophy Maldives  4–4  Sri Lanka Colombo, Sri Lanka
21:00 SLST Report
Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 2998
Referee: Mohammed Ahmed Al-Shammari (Qatar)
13 November 2021 (2021-11-13) Four Nations Trophy Sri Lanka  0–1  Seychelles Colombo, Sri Lanka
21:00 SLST Report Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 2775
Referee: Abdulhadi Al Asmar Al Ruaile (Qatar)
16 November 2021 (2021-11-16) Four Nations Trophy Sri Lanka  2–1  Bangladesh Colombo, Sri Lanka
16:00 SLST
Report
Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 1250
19 November 2021 (2021-11-19) Four Nations Trophy Final Sri Lanka  3–3 (a.e.t.)
(1–3 p)
 Seychelles Colombo, Sri Lanka
19:00 SLST
Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 4550
Penalties
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2022

8 June 2023 AFC Asian Cup Q. 3rd Round Uzbekistan  3–0  Sri Lanka Namangan, Uzbekistan
20:30 UTC+5 Report Stadium: Markaziy Stadium
Attendance: 12,400
Referee: Thoriq Alkatiri (Indonesia)
11 June 2023 AFC Asian Cup Q. 3rd Round Sri Lanka  0–2  Thailand Namangan, Uzbekistan
17:00 UTC+5 Report
Stadium: Markaziy Stadium
Attendance: 570
Referee: Khaled Al-Shaqsi (Oman)
14 June 2023 AFC Asian Cup Q. 3rd Round Maldives  1–0  Sri Lanka Namangan, Uzbekistan
17:00 UTC+5
Report Stadium: Markaziy Stadium
Attendance: 920
Referee: Ali Reda (Lebanon)

Coaching staff

As of May 2022[citation needed]
Position Name
Team Manager Scotland Michael Flanagan
Head coach Scotland Andy Morrison
Assistant coach Scotland Kieran Adams
Scotland Liam Hall
Scotland Eddie Harper
Goalkeeping coach Scotland John Turnbull
Technical coach Scotland Ryan McCullogh
Performance Analyst Scotland Eddie Mangan
Team Doctor Scotland Dr. Matt Ferguson
Assistant Manager Scotland Michael Brown
Media Officers Scotland Steven Stern
Physiotherapist Scotland Colin Everage
Masseur Scotland Niall Cook
Kitman Scotland Vinny Kelly

Coaching history

Players

Current squad

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Kaveesh Fernando (1995-03-25) 25 March 1995 (age 27) 0 0 Sri Lanka Blue Star
1GK Sujan Perera (1992-07-18) 18 July 1992 (age 30) 41 0 Maldives TC Sports Club
1GK Prabath Ruwan (1993-06-19) 19 June 1993 (age 29) 4 0 Sri Lanka Blue Eagles

2DF Abdul Basith (2001-09-20) 20 September 2001 (age 21) 2 0 Sri Lanka Colombo
2DF Chalana Chameera (1993-01-10) 10 January 1993 (age 29) 25 0 Sri Lanka Blue Star
2DF Chamod Dilshan (1997-03-11) 11 March 1997 (age 25) 9 0 Maldives Da Grande
2DF Harsha Fernando (1992-11-21) 21 November 1992 (age 29) 25 0 Sri Lanka Blue Eagles
2DF Chathuranga Madushan (1993-08-09) 9 August 1993 (age 29) 2 0 Sri Lanka Up Country Lions
2DF Charitha Rathnayake (1992-12-26) 26 December 1992 (age 29) 26 1 Sri Lanka Colombo
2DF Jude Supan (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 24) 21 0 Sri Lanka Renown

3MF Dillon De Silva (2002-04-18) 18 April 2002 (age 20) 9 1 England Queens Park Rangers
3MF Sasanga Dilhara (1999-06-10) 10 June 1999 (age 23) 11 0 Sri Lanka Defenders
3MF Aman Faizer (1999-03-12) 12 March 1999 (age 23) 10 0 Sri Lanka Renown
3MF Mohammadu Fasal (1990-04-10) 10 April 1990 (age 32) 23 1 Sri Lanka Blue Star
3MF Tharmakulanathan Kajakopan (1991-04-12) 12 April 1991 (age 31) 1 0 Sri Lanka Blue Star
3MF Nitharshan Mariyathas (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 28) 7 0 Sri Lanka Renown
3MF Afeel Mohamed (1996-07-09) 9 July 1996 (age 26) 5 0 Sri Lanka Colombo
3MF Asikur Rahuman (1993-12-31) 31 December 1993 (age 28) 25 1 Sri Lanka Defenders

4FW Mohamed Aakib (2000-06-26) 26 June 2000 (age 22) 18 3 Sri Lanka Colombo
4FW Shabeer Razooniya (2001-05-21) 21 May 2001 (age 21) 3 0 Sri Lanka Colombo
4FW Shenal Sandesh (2002-05-09) 9 May 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Sri Lanka Blue Star
4FW Mohamed Shifan (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 (age 24) 4 0 Sri Lanka Up Country Lions

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Sri Lanka squad within the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up

DF Chikereuba Tochokwu Francis (1993-04-24) 24 April 1993 (age 29) 0 0 Sri Lanka Java Lane SC training camp, March 2022
DF Tiffan Anthonypillai (2002-07-21) 21 July 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Canada CS Saint-Laurent training camp, March 2022
DF Kaio Magno (1999-08-13) 13 August 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Brazil Vasco da Gama training camp, March 2022
DF Duckson Puslas (1990-04-04) 4 April 1990 (age 32) 18 0 Maldives T.C. Sports v.  Seychelles, 19 November 2021
DF Sunil Roshan Appuhamy (1993-07-06) 6 July 1993 (age 29) 4 0 Sri Lanka Defenders 2021 SAFF Championship
GK Josh Bradley-Hurst (1999-08-13) 13 August 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Scotland Clyde FC training camp, September 2022

MF Manimeldura Leon Perera (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 25) 0 0 Germany MTV Treubund Lüneburg training camp, March 2022
MF Kelly Garrett Christopher (1996-04-13) 13 April 1996 (age 26) 0 0 Greece Almyros Gaziou FC training camp, March 2022
MF Haneef Mohamed (1993-08-23) 23 August 1993 (age 29) 0 0 Switzerland FC Engstringen training camp, March 2022
MF Anthony Pereira Goan 0 0 Portugal Boavista F.C. training camp, March 2022
MF Kavindu Ishan (1992-10-17) 17 October 1992 (age 29) 35 1 Sri Lanka Up Country Lions v.  Seychelles, 19 November 2021
MF Mohamed Rifnas (1995-01-09) 9 January 1995 (age 27) 14 2 Sri Lanka Renown v.  Seychelles, 19 November 2021
MF Ahmed Waseem Razeek (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 28) 13 9 Germany SV Wacker Burghausen v.  Seychelles, 19 November 2021
MF Marvin Hamilton (1988-10-08) 8 October 1988 (age 34) 10 2 England Sittingbourne v.  Seychelles, 19 November 2021
MF Daniel Magrath 0 0 Sri Lanka Blue Star v.  Seychelles, 19 November 2021
MF Edison Figurado (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 32) 10 1 Free agent 2021 SAFF Championship

FW Canistan Regnize 0 0 France FC Montceau training camp, March 2022
FW Claudio Kammerknecht (1999-07-07) 7 July 1999 (age 23) 0 0 Germany Dynamo Dresden training camp, March 2022
FW Mohamed Aakib (2000-06-26) 26 June 2000 (age 22) 18 3 Sri Lanka Colombo FC v.  Seychelles, 19 November 2021
FW Ahamed Shazny (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 29) 0 0 Sri Lanka Colombo FC v.  Seychelles, 19 November 2021
FW Rifkhan Mohamed (1999-10-25) 25 October 1999 (age 22) 2 0 Sri Lanka Defenders 2021 SAFF Championship
FW Mohamed Musthaq (1998-12-16) 16 December 1998 (age 23) 1 1 Sri Lanka Up Country Lions 2021 SAFF Championship
FW Supun Dananjaya (1998-05-21) 21 May 1998 (age 24) 0 0 Sri Lanka Red Star 2021 SAFF Championship
FW Poopathithasan Nilooshan (2001-07-19) 19 July 2001 (age 21) 0 0 Canada CS Saint-Laurent 2021 SAFF Championship

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary/Standby squad
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
WD Withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue
COV Tested positive for COVID-19

Player records

As of 19 November 2021
Players in bold are still active with Sri Lanka.

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup FIFA World Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to France 1938 Part of  United Kingdom Part of  United Kingdom
Brazil 1950 Not a FIFA Member Not a FIFA Member
Switzerland 1954 to Italy 1990 Did not enter Did not enter
United States 1994 Did not qualify 8 0 0 8 0 26
France 1998 3 1 1 1 4 4
South KoreaJapan 2002 6 1 1 4 8 20
Germany 2006 8 1 3 4 7 11
South Africa 2010 2 0 0 2 0 6
Brazil 2014 2 0 1 1 1 5
Russia 2018 2 0 0 2 1 3
Qatar 2022 8 1 0 7 5 24
Canada United States Mexico 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/22 39 4 6 29 26 99

AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup AFC Asian Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
Hong Kong 1956 to Iran 1968 Withdrew Withdrew
Thailand 1972 Did not qualify 3 0 0 3 1 10
Iran 1976 Withdrew Withdrew
Kuwait 1980 Did not qualify 4 1 0 3 5 12
Singapore 1984 4 1 1 2 6 11
Qatar 1988 to Japan 1992 Did not enter Did not enter
United Arab Emirates 1996 Did not qualify 6 2 0 4 5 25
Lebanon 2000 4 0 0 4 2 18
China 2004 8 2 0 6 6 26
IndonesiaMalaysiaThailandVietnam 2007 Did not enter Did not enter
Qatar 2011 Did not qualify AFC Challenge Cup
Australia 2015
United Arab Emirates 2019 2 0 0 2 1 3
2023 11 1 0 10 5 30
Total 0/18 42 7 1 34 31 136

SAFF Championship

Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Pakistan 1993 Runners-up 2nd 3 1 1 1 4 2
Sri Lanka 1995 Champions 1st 3 2 1 0 5 3
Nepal 1997 Semi-finals 4th 4 2 0 2 6 3
India 1999 Group stage 5th 2 0 1 1 2 3
Bangladesh 2003 Group stage 5th 3 1 1 1 3 3
Pakistan 2005 Group stage 7th 3 0 0 3 1 5
Maldives Sri Lanka 2008 Semi-finals 3rd 4 2 1 1 5 3
Bangladesh 2009 Semi-finals 4th 4 2 0 2 9 7
India 2011 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 4 6
Nepal 2013 Group Stage 7th 3 1 0 2 6 15
India 2015 Semi-finals 4th 3 1 0 2 1 7
Bangladesh 2018 Group stage 6th 2 0 1 1 0 2
Maldives 2021 Group stage 5th 4 0 1 3 2 5
Total 13/13 1st 41 13 7 21 48 64

AFC Challenge Cup

AFC Challenge Cup AFC Challenge Cup qualification
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D* L GF GA
Bangladesh 2006 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 2 7 2 No qualifying round
India 2008 Group stage 7th 3 0 0 3 1 9 3 2 1 0 14 4
Sri Lanka 2010 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 4 7 3 2 1 0 9 4
Nepal 2012 Did not qualify 3 0 1 2 0 5
Maldives 2014 3 1 0 2 5 5
Total 3/5 Runners-up 12 5 1 7 12 18 12 5 3 4 28 18

AFC Solidarity Cup

Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
Malaysia 2016 Group stage 6th 3 0 1 2 2 5

Head-to-head record

As of 5 July 2022[17]
Country Matches Win Draw Loss GF GA GD Win/Draw %
 Afghanistan 8 1 1 6 6 17 −11 25.00
 Bahrain 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 00.00
 Bangladesh 20 5 2 13 15 30 −15 25.00
 Bhutan 7 5 0 2 18 5 +13 71.43
 Brunei 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 100.00
 Cambodia 3 1 0 2 2 10 −8 33.33
 China 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 00.00
 East Germany 1 0 0 1 1 12 −11 00.00
 Guam 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 100.00
 Hong Kong 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 00.00
 India 19 2 5 12 13 32 −19 11.11
 Indonesia 6 0 1 5 6 29 −23 33.33
 Iran 2 0 0 2 0 11 −11 00.00
 Japan 3 0 0 3 0 16 −16 00.00
 Jordan 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 00.00
 Kyrgyzstan 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 00.00
 Laos 7 2 2 3 11 10 +1 28.57
 Lebanon 5 1 0 4 6 18 −12 25.00
 Lithuania 2 0 1 1 0 2 −2 00.00
 Macau 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 66.66
 Malaysia 10 1 0 9 7 36 −29 10.00
 Maldives 20 2 9 9 16 38 −22 10.00
 Mongolia 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 50.00
 Myanmar 7 2 0 5 10 18 −8 28.57
 North Korea 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8 00.00
   Nepal 17 6 7 4 25 19 +6 37.50
 Oman 3 0 1 2 1 14 −13 00.00
 Pakistan 19 8 4 7 31 25 +6 75.00
 Palestine 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 00.00
 Philippines 4 1 1 2 5 9 −4 50.00
 Qatar 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 00.00
 Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 00.00
 Singapore 5 1 0 4 6 15 −9 20.00
 South Korea 3 0 0 3 0 19 −19 00.00
 Seychelles 4 1 1 2 5 8 −3 25.00
 Sudan 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 00.00
 Syria 3 0 0 3 0 17 −17 00.00
 Tajikistan 4 0 1 3 3 11 −8 00.00
 Thailand 7 0 0 7 2 22 −20 00.00
 Timor-Leste 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 100.00
 Turkmenistan 6 0 1 5 2 12 −10 00.00
 United Arab Emirates 8 0 0 8 3 35 −32 00.00
 Uzbekistan 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 00.00
 Vietnam 4 0 3 1 6 7 −1 00.00
Total Played W D L GF GA GD
250 48 43 149 233 565 −332

Honours

See also

Notes

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Preceded by1993 India  South Asian Champions 1995 (First title) Succeeded by1997 India