Top two teams in the round-robin competition will play the final SAFF Championship. The last two games of the league stage like semifinals. Nepal should end in a draw between Bangladesh and Nepal to reach the final.
Maldives will face India on other match the same night, and draw is enough for Maldives. In this way, both the games will be very exciting and important for Nepal and Maldives.
Bangladesh and India has only option to win match to reach final. When Nepal faces Bangladesh, it will be the most important game in history of Nepali football and the outcome will determine where all Nepali football will go in the future.
Nepal has not reached the final in the history of SAAF Championship. In 2011, Nepal faced Afghanistan in the semi-finals, now the match against Bangladesh is also like semifinal.
Nepal defeated Bangladesh in the decisive phase earlier turnament. Nepal defeated Bangladesh in the Three Nations Cup. In 2011 SAFF Championship Bangladesh was defeated by 1:0 in the league stage. In 2018, Bangladesh also lost to Nepal in the group stage.