2015 Bangabandhu Cup

The Bangabandhu Cup or Bangabandhu Gold Cup is an international association football tournament organised by the Bangladesh Football Federation as a tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This was the 3rd edition of the Bangabandhu Cup, after a hiatus of 6 years. It was finally given the go ahead to be played in early 2015 with six nations participating.[1]

2015 Bangabandhu Gold Cup
Bangabandhu Gold Cup Logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryBangladesh Bangladesh
Dates29 January – 8 February
Teams6 (from AFC confederations)
Venue(s)2
Final positions
Champions Malaysia (2nd title)
Runners-up Bangladesh
Tournament statistics
Matches played9
Goals scored19 (2.11 per match)
Top scorer(s)Malaysia Kumaahran Sathasivam
Thailand Pakorn Prempak
(2 goals)
Best player(s)Bangladesh Jamal Bhuyan
1999
2016
All statistics correct as of 29 March 2019.

Malaysia U-23 won the third edition, after beating Bangladesh U-23 in the final. This was also the first time the host reached the final of this tournament.

FormatEdit

In the group stage, six teams were divided into two groups of three teams, playing a single round-robin, with the teams finishing first and second in each group qualifying to the semi-finals.

VenuesEdit

Nine matches were played at two different venues in Dhaka and Sylhet. The Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, and Sylhet District Stadium in Sylhet. All matches were played at the following two grounds:

Dhaka Sylhet
Bangabandhu National Stadium Sylhet District Stadium
Capacity: 36,000 Capacity: 18,000
 

OfficialsEdit

Eleven referees and 2 match commissioner were appointed by the FIFA for this tournament.

RefereesEdit

Match CommissionerEdit

  •   Monirul Islam
  •   Goutam Kar

BroadcasterEdit

Group StageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Malaysia 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6
  Bangladesh 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
  Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0
Bangladesh  0–1  Malaysia
Syazwan   51'
Attendance: 20,000

Malaysia  2–0  Sri Lanka
Syahrul   45+4'
Ridzuan   60'

Bangladesh  1–0  Sri Lanka
Hemanta   41'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Thailand 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 6
  Singapore 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
  Bahrain 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1
Singapore  2–3  Thailand
Iqram   49'
Taufik   53'
Adisak   7'
Chayawat   31'
Pakorn   80'

Bahrain  0–0  Singapore

Thailand  3–0  Bahrain
Saleh   35' (o.g.)
Pakorn   51' (pen.)
Jaturong   56'
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Tayeb Shamsuzzaman (Bangladesh)

Knockout StageEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Singapore  0–1  Malaysia
Kumaahran   50'
Attendance: 12,000

Bangladesh  1–0  Thailand
Chowdhury   38'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Yu Ming-hsun (Chinese Taipei)

FinalEdit

Bangladesh  2–3  Malaysia
Ameli   49'
Yeasin   55'
Nazirul   31'
Kumaahran   40'
Faizat   90+2'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Yu Ming-hsun (Chinese Taipei)

GoalscorersEdit

2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SL confirmed as sixth team". The Daily Star. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015.

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