2012 Nehru Cup

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2012 Nehru Cup
Nehru Cup 2012 Logo.jpg
2012 Nehru Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host country India
Dates 22 August – 2 September (11 days)
Teams (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  India (3rd title)
Runners-up  Cameroon
Third place  Maldives
Fourth place  Syria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 11
Goals scored 32 (2.91 per match)
Top scorer(s) India Sunil Chhetri
Cameroon Alix Ebanga
Cameroon Stéphane Kingue Mpondo
(4 goals)
2009

The 2012 Nehru Cup was the 15th edition of the Nehru Cup and 3rd Nehru Cup since it was revived in 2007. It was held from August 22 to September 2.[1] The tournament was hosted in New Delhi, India. A total of 5 teams participated in the tournament through being invited by the All India Football Federation. The final match happened between India and Cameroon B and India won the match in penalty shoot out.[2]

India won the Nehru Cup after defeating a Cameroon B team 5–4 on penalties after the match ended 2–2 after 120 minutes.[3]

Format[edit]

On 15 June 2012 the All India Football Federation announced the format for the 2012 Nehru Cup.[1] The tournament was played in a round-robin style. In the end the top 2 teams India & Cameroon B from the 5 teams played in the final, which took place on 2 September.[1]

Broadcasting[edit]

NEO Sports,[4] a premium all Sports Channel from the bouquet of NEO Sports Broadcast Pvt. Ltd., has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights of 2012 Nehru Cup in the Indian Sub Continent (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives).

Squads[edit]

Main article: 2012 Nehru Cup squads

Venue[edit]

New Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Capacity: 60,000
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium CWG opening ceremony.jpg

Teams[edit]

Teams are:[5][6]

Country Confederation FIFA rank
 India AFC 168
 Syria AFC 147
 Maldives AFC 161
   Nepal AFC 162
Cameroon Cameroon B CAF N/A

Matches[edit]

The First Round teams and matches were announced on 6 August 2012 by the All India Football Federation.[7]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cameroon Cameroon B 4 3 1 0 11 3 +8 10
 India 4 2 1 1 5 2 +3 7
 Maldives 4 2 0 2 5 8 −3 6
 Syria 4 1 1 2 6 6 0 4
   Nepal 4 0 1 3 1 9 −8 1
22 August 2012
19:00 IST
India  2 – 1  Syria
S. Chhetri Goal 45+2'
Pereira Goal 82'
Report Al Shbli Goal 89'
Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Referee: Vladislav Tseytlin (Uzbekistan)

23 August 2012
19:00 IST
Maldives  2 – 1    Nepal
Assadhulla Goal 6'
Easa Goal 77'
Report Rai Goal 90+4'
Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Referee: Santosh Kumar (India)

24 August 2012
19:00 IST
Syria  2 – 2 Cameroon Cameroon B
Al Shbli Goal 42'
Jafal Goal 80'
Report Mpondo Goal 17'
Ebanga Goal 55' (pen.)
Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Referee: Rowan Arumughan (India)

25 August 2012
19:00 IST
India  3 – 0  Maldives
S. Chhetri Goal 45+2' (pen.)70'
Nabi Goal 54'
Report
Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Referee: Hamad Hashmi (United Arab Emirates)

26 August 2012
19:00 IST
Nepal    0 – 5 Cameroon Cameroon B
Report Kolony Goal 12'60'
Ebanga Goal 41'65'
Momasso Goal 76'
Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Referee: Rowan Arumughan (India)

27 August 2012
19:00 IST
Maldives  2 – 1  Syria
Ashfaq Goal 59'
Rasheed Goal 90+3'
Report Al Shbli Goal 81'
Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Referee: Santosh Kumar (India)

28 August 2012
19:00 IST
India  0 – 0    Nepal
Report
Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Referee: Vladislav Tseytlin (Uzbekistan)

29 August 2012
19:00 IST
Cameroon B Cameroon 3 – 1  Maldives
Mpondo Goal 12'39'
Ebanga Goal 50' (pen.)
Report Akram Abdul Ghani Goal 26'
Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Referee: Hamad Hashmi (United Arab Emirates)

30 August 2012
19:00 IST
Syria  2 – 0    Nepal
Hani Al Taiar Goal 9'
Ali Ghalioum Goal 49'
Report
Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Referee: Rowan Arumughan (India)

31 August 2012
19:00 IST
India  0 – 1 Cameroon Cameroon B
Report Bite Goal 2'
Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Referee: Hamad Hashmi (United Arab Emirates)

Final[edit]

Main article: 2012 Nehru Cup Final
2 September 2012
19:00
India  2–2 (a.e.t.) Cameroon Cameroon B
G. Singh Goal 19'
Chhetri Goal 78'
Report Thierry Makon Nloga Goal 29'
Mpondo Goal 54'
  Penalties  
R. Singh Penalty scored
Chhetri Penalty scored
Franco Penalty scored
Hossain Penalty scored
Miranda Penalty scored
5–4 Penalty scored Tambe
Penalty scored Baba
Penalty scored Bebey
Penalty scored Mpondo
Penalty missed Thierry Makon Nloga
Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Vladislav Tseytlin (Uzbekistan)

Goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
  • Cameroon Vigny Kolony
1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Wim Koevermans named as new Senior Team Coach". The All India Football Federation. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "India beat Cameroon to win third successive Nehru Cup title". Times Of India. Retrieved 2 Sep 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nehru cup win: It is an incredible achievement, says Indian coach". Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-india/news/136/india/2012/08/14/3305881/nehru-cup-is-a-key-tournament-to-radically-restructure-and?source=breakingnews
  5. ^ "Teams finalized for Nehru Cup 2012". sportskeeda.com. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Neighbours Nepal to replace African side Kenya?". sportskeeda.com. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "India take on Syria in Nehru Cup Opener". The All India Football Federation. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 

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