2015 Bangabandhu Cup

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2015 Bangabandhu Gold Cup
Tournament details
Host country Bangladesh Bangladesh
Dates 29 January – 8 February
Teams 6 (from AFC confederations)
Venue(s) 2
Final positions
Champions Malaysia Malaysia U–23 (2nd title)
Runners-up  Bangladesh
Tournament statistics
Matches played 9
Goals scored 19 (2.11 per match)
Top scorer(s) Malaysia Kumaahran Sathasivam
Thailand Pakorn Prempak
(2 goals)
Best player Bangladesh Jamal Bhuyan
1999
2016

The Bangabandhu Cup or Bangabandhu Gold Cup is an international association football tournament organised by the Bangladesh Football Federation as a tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This was the third edition of the Bangabandhu Cup, after a hiatus of 6 years. It was finally given the go ahead to be played in early 2015 with six nations participating.[1]

Malaysia U-23 won the third edition, after beating Bangladesh in the final. This was also the first time the host reached the final of this tournament.

Format[edit]

In the group stage, six teams were divided into two groups of three teams, playing a single round-robin, with the teams finishing first and second in each group qualifying to the semi-finals.

Venues[edit]

Nine matches were played at two different venues in Dhaka and Sylhet. The Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, and Sylhet District Stadium in Sylhet. All matches were played at the following two grounds:

Dhaka Sylhet
Bangabandhu National Stadium Sylhet District Stadium
Capacity: 36,000 Capacity: 18,000
Bangabandhu National Stadium 2 by Farsad.JPG

Officials[edit]

Eleven referees and 2 match commissioner were appointed by the FIFA for this tournament.

Referees[edit]

Broadcaster[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Malaysia Malaysia U–23 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6
 Bangladesh 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
 Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0
Bangladesh  0–1 Malaysia Malaysia U–23
Syazwan Goal 51'
Attendance: 20,000

Malaysia U–23 Malaysia 2–0  Sri Lanka
Syahrul Goal 45+4'
Ridzuan Goal 60'
Attendance: 8,000

Bangladesh  1–0  Sri Lanka
Hemanta Goal 41'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Khamis Mohammed SA Al-Marri

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Thailand Thailand U–23 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 6
Singapore Singapore U–23 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
Bahrain Bahrain U–23 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1
Singapore U–23 Singapore 2–3 Thailand Thailand U–23
Iqram Goal 49'
Taufik Goal 53'
Adisak Goal 7'
Chayawat Goal 31'
Pakorn Goal 80'
Attendance: 8,000

Bahrain U–23 Bahrain 0–0 Singapore Singapore U–23

Thailand U–23 Thailand 3–0 Bahrain Bahrain U–23
Saleh Goal 35' (o.g.)
Pakorn Goal 51' (pen.)
Jaturong Goal 56'

Knockout Stage[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Singapore U–23 Singapore 0–1 Malaysia Malaysia U–23
Kumaahran Goal 50'
Attendance: 12,000

Bangladesh  1–0  Thailand
Nasiruddin Goal 38'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Yu Ming Hsun (Chinese Taipei)

Final[edit]

Bangladesh  2–3 Malaysia Malaysia U–23
Ameli Goal 49'
Yeasin Goal 55'
Naim Goal 31'
Kumaahran Goal 40'
Faizat Goal 90+2'
Attendance: 36,000
Referee: Yu Ming Hsun (Chinese Taipei)

Goalscorers[edit]

2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SL confirmed as sixth team". The Daily Star. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 

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