New Delhi: Arch-rivals India and Pakistan have been drawn in different groups for the 9th SAFF Cup football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here December 2-11.
The tournament will kick-off with Pakistan taking on Bangladesh while defending champions India will start their campaign December 3 against Afghanistan. The tournament returns to India after 1999, when the hosts won in Margao.
Five-time winners India have been clubbed in Group A with Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bhutan. Pakistan are in Group B along with last year's runners-up Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal.