2015 SAFF U-16 Championship

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2015 SAFF U-16 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Bangladesh Bangladesh
Dates 9–18 August 2015
Teams 6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) Sylhet District Stadium (in Sylhet host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Bangladesh (1st title)
Runners-up  India
Tournament statistics
Matches played 9
Goals scored 28 (3.11 per match)
Attendance 87,500 (9,722 per match)
Top scorer(s) India Saurabh Meher (3 goals)
Best player Bangladesh Sarwar Zaman Nipu
2013
2017

The 2015 SAFF U-16 Championship was the 3rd edition of the SAFF U-16 Championship, an international football competition for men's under-16 national teams organized by SAFF. The tournament was hosted by Bangladesh from 9–18 of August, 2015 at Sylhet District Stadium. Six teams from the region were taking part, divided into two groups. Bangladesh U16 beat India U16 in the final and claimed the title for the first time. [1]

Host selection[edit]

Eligible teams[edit]

Participating teams[edit]

Team Appearances
in the SAFF U-16 Championship
Previous best performance
 Afghanistan 2nd Fourth place (2013)
 Bangladesh (Host) 3rd Third place (2013)
 India 3rd Champions (2013)
 Maldives 2nd Group Stage
   Nepal 3rd Runners-up (2013)
 Sri Lanka 3rd Group Stage

Group draw[edit]

Group A Group B

 India
 Bangladesh
 Sri Lanka

   Nepal
 Maldives
 Afghanistan

Venues[edit]

Sylhet
Sylhet District Stadium
Capacity: 18,000[2]

Match officials[edit]

Referees
Assistant referees
Match Commissioner
Referee Assessor
General Coordinator

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the semi-finals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bangladesh 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6
 India 2 1 0 1 6 2 +4 3
 Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 0 9 −9 0
India  5–0  Sri Lanka
Saurabh Meher Goal 31'49'74'
Mohammed AfranGoal 46' (o.g.)
Mohammed Shahjahan Goal 66'
Report
Referee: Nabindra Maharajan (Nepal)

Bangladesh  4–0  Sri Lanka
Md. Sarower Zaman Nipu Goal 5'87'
M.M. Abedin Rakib Goal 61'
Mohammed Atikuzzaman Goal 77'
Report
Attendance: 12000
Referee: L. Priyobrata Singh (India)

India  1–2  Bangladesh
Rahim Ali Goal 49' Report Mohammed Shawon Goal 31'
Mohammed Atikuzzaman Goal 85' (pen.)
Attendance: 18000
Referee: Nabindra Maharajan (Nepal)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
   Nepal 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 6
 Afghanistan 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3
 Maldives 2 0 0 2 2 9 −7 0
Nepal    5–0  Maldives
Laxman Pariyar Goal 3'
Prezen Tamang Goal 18'50'
Suman Aryal Goal 21'90+5'
Report
Attendance: 2500
Referee: Rahman Dali (Bangladesh)

Afghanistan  4–2  Maldives
Shayeq Hakeme Goal 12'
Abdul Naser Amini Goal 48'54'
Sher Ahmed Hamidi Goal 76'
Report Yanish Adil Goal 62'
Ismail Zaan Amir Goal 86' (pen.)
Attendance: 3000
Referee: Md. Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh)

Nepal    1–0  Afghanistan
Kshitiz Raj G.T Goal 47' Report
Attendance: 2000
Referee: Rahman Dali (Bangladesh)

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
16 August – Sylhet District Stadium
 
 
 Bangladesh1
 
18 August – Sylhet District Stadium
 
 Afghanistan0
 
 Bangladesh 1 (4)
 
16 August – Sylhet District Stadium
 
 India 1 (2)
 
 India1
 
 
   Nepal0
 

Semi-finals[edit]

Bangladesh  1–0  Afghanistan
Saad Goal 56' Report
Attendance: 20000
Referee: L. Priyobrata Singh (India)

India  1–0    Nepal
Rahim Ali Goal 22' Report
Attendance: 8000
Referee: Md. Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh)

Final[edit]

Bangladesh  1–1  India
Fahim Murshed Goal 46' Report Amay Avinash Morajkar Goal 63'
Penalties
Fahim Murshed Penalty scored
Jahangir Alam Sajeeb Penalty scored
Mohammad Atikuzzaman Penalty scored
Saad Uddin Penalty scored
4–2 Penalty scored Saurabh Meher
Penalty scored Mohammed Rakib
Penalty missed Abhijit Sarkar
Penalty missed Saqlain Khan
Attendance: 22000
Referee: Nabindra Maharajan (Nepal)

Winner[edit]

 2015 SAFF U-16 Championship 

Bangladesh
First title

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given for the 2015 SAFF U-16 Championship.[3]

FIFA Fair Play Award Man of the Final Man of the Tournament Golden Boot Award
   Nepal Bangladesh Shawon Hossain Bangladesh Sarwar Zaman Nipu India Saurabh Meher

Goalscorers[edit]

3 goals
  • India Saurabh Meher
2 goals
  • Nepal Prezen Tamang
  • Nepal Suman Aryal
  • Bangladesh Md Sarower Zaman Nipu
  • Afghanistan Abdul Naser Amini
  • Bangladesh Mohammed Atikuzzaman
  • India Rahim Ali
1 goal
  • India Mohammed Shahjahan
  • Nepal Laxman Pariyar
  • Bangladesh M.M. Abedin Rakib
  • Afghanistan Shayeq Hakeme
  • Maldives Yanish Adil
  • Afghanistan Sher Ahmed Hamidi
  • Maldives Ismail Zaan Amir
  • Bangladesh Mohammed Shawon
  • Nepal Kshitiz Raj G.T
  • Bangladesh Saad Uddin
  • Bangladesh Fahim Murshed
  • India Amay Avinash Morajkar
Own goal
  • Sri Lanka Mohammed Afran (playing against India)

References[edit]