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2019 Airmarine Cup

The AIRMARINE Cup 2019 is the first edition of the AIRMARINE Cup, an international football tournament with four countries participating. It is played on 20 and 23 March 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ananth S. Nathan, Executive Chairman of AIRMARINE (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. takes the tournament as a national social responsibility of a corporate entity to step forward for the Malaysian national football team to gain more international break for the exposure and to advance in their FIFA ranking points.[1][2]

2019 AIRMARINE Cup
2019 Airmarine Cup.png
Tournament details
Host country Malaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Dates20 – 23 March 2019
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Oman (1st title)
Runners-up Singapore
Third place Malaysia
Fourth place Afghanistan
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored11 (2.75 per match)
Top scorer(s)Oman Abdul Aziz Al-Muqbali
(2 goals)
2020

Faiz Nasir, made his first international goal debut in the Malaysia versus Afghanistan.[3][4][5]

Oman won the tournament after beating Singapore 5–4 through penalty shoot-out for their first title.[6][7][8]

Participating nationsEdit

In earlier February 2019, it was announced that Oman, Singapore and Solomon Islands had been invited to participated in the 2019 Airmarine Cup hosted by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM).[9] On 1 March 2019, Solomon Islands announcing their withdrawal as the tournament date is coinciding with their league schedule, leading FAM to calling Afghanistan as a potential replacement candidate.[10] The same day, Afghanistan confirmed their participation and the draw are being announced on 4 March.[11][12][13]

Participating teams FIFA Rankings
(as of February 2019)[14]
  Oman
90
  Afghanistan (replacing   Solomon Islands)
147 (143)
  Singapore
165
  Malaysia (host)
167

Match officialsEdit

The following referees and their assistants were chosen for the tournament.

Referees
Assistant referees
  •   Hariff Akhir
  •   Shahreen Che Omar
  •   Apichit Nophuan
  •   Poonsawat Samransuk

MatchesEdit

All times are local, Malaysian Standard Time (MST) (UTC+8).

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
20 March – Kuala Lumpur
 
 
  Oman5
 
23 March – Kuala Lumpur
 
  Afghanistan0
 
  Oman (p)1 (5)
 
20 March – Kuala Lumpur
 
  Singapore1 (4)
 
  Malaysia0
 
 
  Singapore1
 
Third-place playoff
 
 
23 March – Kuala Lumpur
 
 
  Afghanistan1
 
 
  Malaysia2

Semi-finalsEdit

Oman  5–0  Afghanistan
Al-Mahaijri   9'
Saleh   26'
Al-Balushi   45+2'
Al-Muqbali   49'
Akaak   90+3'
Report (WF)
Report (FSA)
Malaysia  0–1  Singapore
Report (WF)
Report (FSA)
Faris   82'

Third-place playoffEdit

Afghanistan  1–2  Malaysia
Shayesteh   32' Report (WF)
Report (FSA)
Faiz   44'
Alikhil   84' (o.g.)

FinalEdit


2019 Airmarine Cup
 
Oman
1st title

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Siaran Media: Kejohanan Sulung Piala Airmarine Beri Peluang Lonjakkan Ranking Pasukan Kebangsaan" [Media Release: Airmarine Tournament Provides Opportunity to Improve National Team Ranking] (in Malay). Football Association of Malaysia. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  2. ^ "FAM to host inaugural Airmarine Cup". ASEAN Football Federation. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  3. ^ Seng Foo (23 March 2019). "Faiz Nasir's wonder goal powers Malaysia to Afghanistan win". Stadium Astro. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Diminutive Faiz makes huge impression in debut". The Star. 24 March 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Harimau Malaya beat Afghanistan for third place". New Straits Times. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Airmarine Cup 2019: Oman is champion". Muscat Daily. 24 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Koeman wins first trophy as new Oman football coach". Times of Oman. 24 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Oman beat Singapore to clinch Airmarine Cup". Bernama. The Malay Mail. 24 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Tan Cheng Hoe's Malaysia to host Oman, Singapore & Solomon Islands in new tournament this March". Fox Sports Asia. 25 February 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Airmarine Cup 2019: Solomon Islands withdraw from Malaysia based tournament". Fox Sports Asia. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Piala Airmarine 2019: Afghanistan Ganti Tempat Solomon Islands" [Airmarine Cup 2019: Afghanistan Replaces Solomon Islands spot] (in Malay). Football Association of Malaysia. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Afghanistan to replace Solomon Islands in AirMarine Cup". The Star. 2 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Draw in Airmarine Cup 2019 determines matches among Malaysia, Singapore, Oman and Afghanistan". Fox Sports Asia. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  14. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking – Ranking Table". FIFA.com. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.

External linksEdit