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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.

Contents

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.
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

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
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

ChampionEdit

 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup 2005 
 
India
Fourth title

StatisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zlotkowski, Andre (6 March 2008). "South Asian Gold Cup 2005 (Karachi, Pakistan)". rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 6 January 2019.

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