2013 Merdeka Tournament

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2013 Merdeka Tournament
Pesta Bola Merdeka
Tournament details
Host country Malaysia
Dates 4 – 15 September
Teams 4
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Malaysia (2nd title)
Runners-up  Myanmar
Third place  Singapore
Fourth place Thailand Thailand Selected Team
Tournament statistics
Matches played 8
Goals scored 17 (2.13 per match)
Top scorer(s) Malaysia Rozaimi Abdul Rahman
(3 goals)
Best player Malaysia Wan Zack Haikal
2008
2014

The 41st Merdeka Tournament were played from the 4th to 15 September 2013.[1] Malaysia Under-23 team earned a huge boost ahead of December’s Sea Games when they edged Myanmar 2-0 in the final. It was Malaysia’s 12th title in Asia’s oldest tournament (overall until this year edition), with the second title specifically for the Under-23 side, since its inception in 1957.

Teams[edit]

The participating teams are mostly Under-23 squads preparing for the 2013 SEA Games.[2] Jordan have withdrawn from Merdeka Tournament in Kuantan and the FA of Malaysia has invited Myanmar as the replacements.[3]

Stadiums[edit]

City Stadium Capacity
Kuantan Darul Makmur Stadium 35,000
Temerloh Temerloh Mini Stadium 3,000

Tournament[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

  • Times listed are UTC+8.
Teams advanced to final


Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Malaysia 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
 Myanmar 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
Thailand Thailand Selected 3 1 1 1 2 4 −2 4
 Singapore 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0

7 September 2013
17:30
Malaysia  1 – 0  Singapore
Thamil Arasu Goal 46' Report
Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan
Referee: Teetichai Nualjan (Thailand)

7 September 2013
20:45
Thailand Selected Thailand 1 – 1  Myanmar
Srinawong Goal 7' Report Kyaw Zayar Win Goal 11'
Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan
Referee: Mohd Nafreez Abd Wahab (Malaysia)

9 September 2013
17:30
Thailand Selected Thailand 1 – 0  Singapore
Prempak Goal 34' Report

9 September 2013
20:45
Malaysia  2 – 1  Myanmar
Irfan Goal 64'
Wan Zack Goal 78'
Report Nay Lin Tun Goal 38'

11 September 2013
20:45
Malaysia  3 – 0 Thailand Thailand Selected
Nasir Goal 11'
Rozaimi Goal 27'80'
Report

11 September 2013
20:45
Singapore  0 – 2  Myanmar
Report Kyaw Ko Ko Goal 15'
Soe Kyaw Kyaw Goal 89'
Temerloh Mini Stadium, Temerloh
Referee: Mohd Nafreez Abd Wahab (Malaysia)

3rd/4th Place[edit]

14 September 2013
17:30
Thailand Selected Thailand 1 – 2  Singapore
Hasan Goal 82' Report Shahfiq Goal 45+1'
Faris Goal 90+2'
Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan
Referee: Mohd Nafreez Abd Wahab (Malaysia)

Final[edit]

14 September 2013
20:45
Malaysia  2 – 0  Myanmar
Rozaimi Goal 28'
Junior Goal 90+3'
Report
Darul Makmur Stadium, Kuantan
Referee: Teetichai Nualjan (Thailand)

Winners[edit]

2013 Merdeka Tournament Winner
Malaysia
Malaysia
2nd title
Most Valuable Player Golden Boot
Malaysia Wan Zack Haikal Malaysia Rozaimi Abdul Rahman

Goalscorers[edit]

3 goals
1 goal

Team statistics[edit]

This table shows all team performance.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD
Final
1  Malaysia 4 4 0 0 8 1 +7
2  Myanmar 4 1 1 2 4 5 –1
3rd/4th Place
3  Singapore 4 1 0 3 2 5 –3
4 Thailand Thailand ST 4 1 1 2 3 6 –3

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