1997 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup

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1997 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup
Tournament details
Host country Nepal
Dates 4 September – 13 September
Teams 6
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  India (2nd title)
Runners-up  Maldives
Third place  Pakistan
Fourth place  Sri Lanka
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 29 (2.9 per match)
Top scorer(s) India IM Vijayan (6 goals)
1995
1999

The 1997 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup was held in Kathmandu, Nepal between 4 September 1997 and 13 September 1997.


Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sri Lanka 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 Pakistan 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
   Nepal 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 0
September 4, 1997
Nepal    0 – 2  Pakistan
Mohammed Nauman Goal 28'
Mohammed Ijaz Goal 68'


September 6, 1997
Sri Lanka  2 – 0  Pakistan
Roshan Pereira Goal 54'
Mohamed Amanulla Goal 86'


September 8, 1997
Nepal    1 – 3  Sri Lanka
Deepak Amayta Goal 72' Roshan Pereira Goal 15' Goal 70' Goal 86'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 India 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 4
 Maldives 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
 Bangladesh 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1
September 5, 1997
Maldives  1 – 1  Bangladesh
Lirugam Saeed Goal ?' Imtiaz Ahmed Goal 53'


September 7, 1997
India  3 – 0  Bangladesh
IM Vijayan Goal 74' Goal 76'
Baichung Bhutia Goal 88'


September 9, 1997
India  2 – 2  Maldives
Baichung Bhutia Goal 30'
Jo Paul Ancheri Goal 55'
Ibrahim Rasheed Goal 65'
Mohamed Nizam Goal 83'

Knockout phase[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

September 10, 1997
Sri Lanka  1 – 2  Maldives
KM Kabeer Goal 21' Shah Ismail Goal 19'
Mohammed Nizam Goal 89'


September 11, 1997
India  2 – 0  Pakistan
IM Vijayan Goal 42' Goal 76'

Third Place Match[edit]

September 13, 1997
Pakistan  1 – 0  Sri Lanka
Haseemdeen Goal 76' (o.g.)

Final[edit]

September 13, 1997
India  5 - 1  Maldives
Jo Paul Ancheri Goal 9'
Baichung Bhutia Goal 15'
IM Vijayan Goal 20' Goal 53'
Amit Das Goal 49'
Adam Abdul Lateef Goal 43'

Champion[edit]

 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup 1999 

India
Second title