2005 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup

The 2005 South Asian Football Federation Cup was the sixth edition of South Asian Football Federation Cup. It was the second time the competition was held in Pakistan. The tournament was played in two cities, Islamabad and Karachi with People's Football Stadium in Karachi hosting group-stages and Jinnah Sports Stadium in Islamabad hosting knock-out rounds and the finals. The tournament started on 7 December and ended on 17 December.[1]

2005 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup
Tournament details
Host countryPakistan
Dates7 December – 17 December
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions India (4th title)
Runners-up Bangladesh
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored38 (2.53 per match)
Top scorer(s)Maldives Ibrahim Fazeel
Maldives Ali Ashfaq
Maldives Ahmed Thariq
(3 goals each)
2003
2008
All statistics correct as of 30 March 2019.

India won their fourth title after defeating Bangladesh 2–0 in the finals. Both sides contested the finals in the 1999 edition with India coming out victorious with the same result and Bhaichung Bhutia scored in that finals as well.

Ahmed Thariq, Ali Ashfaq and Ibrahim Fazeel of Maldives were the top-scorers of the tournament, all scoring three goals each.[2]

Participating teamsEdit

Country Appearance Previous best performance FIFA ranking
Dec 2005
  Pakistan (Host) 6th Third-place 1997 168
  Afghanistan 2nd Group stage (2003) 198
  Bangladesh 5th Champions (2003) 170
  Bhutan 2nd Group stage (2003) 189
  India 6th Champions (1993, 1997, 1999) 135
  Maldives 4th Runners-up (1997, 2003) 147
    Nepal 6th Third-place (1993) 181
  Sri Lanka 6th Champions (1995) 144

SquadsEdit

VenueEdit

The tournament was held at the Jinnah Sports Stadium in Islamabad.

Islamabad
Jinnah Sports Stadium
Capacity: 48,820
 

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Maldives 3 2 1 0 11 1 +10 7 Advance to knockout phase
2   Pakistan (H) 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
3   Afghanistan 3 1 0 2 3 11 −8 3
4   Sri Lanka 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Source: RSSSF
(H) Host
Pakistan  1–0  Sri Lanka
Imran Hussain   38' Report
Maldives  9–1  Afghanistan
Umar Ali   11'
Ibrahim Fazeel   27', 45+2', 60'
Ali Ashfaq   32', 88'
Ahmed Thariq   45+3', 46', 86'
Report Sayed Maqsood   39'

Maldives  2–0  Sri Lanka
Ali Ashfaq   15'
Umar Ali   83'
Report

Sri Lanka  1–2  Afghanistan
G.P.C. Karunarathne   85' Report Hafizullah Qadami   35'
Abdul Maroof Gullestani   41'

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Bangladesh 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Advance to knockout phase
2   India 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
3     Nepal 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3
4   Bhutan 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0
Source: RSSSF
Bangladesh  3–0  Bhutan
Ariful Kabir Farhad   42', 58'
Jahid Hasan Ameli   85'
Report
India  2–1    Nepal
Mehtab Hossain   6', 28' Report Basanta Thapa   35'

Bangladesh  2–0    Nepal
Rokonuzzaman Kanchan   27', 87' Report
India  3–0  Bhutan
Baichung Bhutia   45'
Mahesh Gawli   51'
Abdul Hakim   64'
Report

Nepal    3–1  Bhutan
Surendra Tamang   10'
Basanta Thapa   16'
Bijaya Gurung   29'
Report Bikash Pradhan   47'

Knockout phaseEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
14 Dec – Islamabad
 
 
  Maldives0
 
17 Dec – Islamabad
 
  India1
 
  India 2
 
14 Dec – Islamabad
 
  Bangladesh0
 
  Bangladesh1
 
 
  Pakistan0
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Bangladesh  1–0  Pakistan
Muhammad Sujan   44' (pen.) Report

FinalEdit

ChampionEdit

 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup 2005 
 
India
Fourth title

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Other StatisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zlotkowski, Andre (6 March 2008). "South Asian Gold Cup 2005 (Karachi, Pakistan)". rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ "SAFF Gold Cup 2005". South Asian Football Federation. Retrieved 26 December 2020.

External linksEdit