2005 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup

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2005 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup
Tournament details
Host country Pakistan
Dates 7 December – 17 December
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  India (4th title)
Runners-up  Bangladesh
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 39 (2.6 per match)
Top scorer(s) Maldives Ibrahim Fazeel (3 goals)
Maldives Ali Ashfaq (3 goals)
Maldives Ahmed Thariq (3 goals)
2003
2008

The 2005 South Asian Football Federation Cup was hosted in Karachi, Pakistan from December 7 to December 17.

Bangladesh and India played out the final in a repeat of the 1999 final. Just as in the 1999 final, India beat Bangladesh 2-0 with goals from Mehraj Din Wadoo and Baichung Bhutia. Bhutia was also had scored the second goal in the 1999 final. It was India's fourth title win. Ali Ashfaq, Ibrahim Fazeel and Ahmed Thariq all from the Maldives ended joint top scorers.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Maldives 7 3 2 1 0 11 1 +10
 Pakistan 7 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2
 Afghanistan 3 3 1 0 2 3 11 -8
 Sri Lanka 0 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4
December 7, 2005
Pakistan  1 - 0  Sri Lanka
Imran Hussain 38


December 7, 2005
Maldives  9 - 1  Afghanistan
Umar Ali 11
Ibrahim Fazeel 27, 45+2, 60
Ali Ashfaq 32, 88
Ahmed Thariq 45+3, 46, 86
Sayed Maqsood 39


December 9, 2005
Maldives  2 - 0  Sri Lanka
Ali Ashfaq 15
Umar Ali 83


December 9, 2005
Pakistan  1 - 0  Afghanistan
Muhammad Essa 55



December 11, 2005
Pakistan  0 - 0  Maldives

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Bangladesh 7 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5
 India 7 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
   Nepal 3 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1
 Bhutan 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8

December 8, 2005
India  2 - 1    Nepal
Mehtab Hossain 6, 28 Basanta Thapa 35

December 10, 2005
Bangladesh  2 - 0    Nepal
Rokonuzzaman Kanchan 27, 87

December 10, 2005
India  3 - 0  Bhutan
Baichung Bhutia 45
Mahesh Gawli 51
Abdul Hakim 64


Knockout phase[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

December 14, 2005
Maldives  0 - 1  India
Nanjangud Shivananju Manju 38


December 14, 2005
Bangladesh  1 - 0  Pakistan

Final[edit]

Champion[edit]

 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup 2005 

India
Fourth title