2017 Hero Tri-Nation Series

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2017 Hero Tri-Nation Series
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Tournament details
Host countryIndia
Dates19–24 August 2017
Teams3 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions India (1st title)
Runners-up Saint Kitts and Nevis
Third place Mauritius
Tournament statistics
Matches played3
Goals scored7 (2.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)7 tied (1)
2018

The 2017 Hero Tri-Nation Series was a 3-team association football tournament held at the Mumbai Football Arena in the Indian city of Mumbai between the 19th and 24th of August 2017. The tournament was organized by the AIFF as part of the senior men team's preparation for the third round of 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification matches. [1] The tournament naming rights were purchased by Hero MotoCorp which also sponsors the national team. The tournament received criticism from at least one media outlet, citing that the 3.7cr spent to organize the tournament was significantly more than the entire yearly budget for the women's national team.[2] The tournament was originally scheduled to take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai but was changed the week before the tournament because of financial disagreements with the stadium's operators.[3] India Head coach Stephen Constantine revealed that the intention was to hold a 4-team tournament with India competing against teams from the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. However another Asian team did not participate.[4] India won the tournament with a 1–1 draw with Saint Kitts and Nevis on the final matchday.[5]

Participating nations[edit]

With FIFA Rankings, as of August 10, 2017

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  India (C) 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
2  Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2
3  Mauritius 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
Updated to match(es) played on 24 August. Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion.

Matches[edit]

India 2–1 Mauritius
R. Singh Goal 37'
B. Singh Goal 62'
Report Goal 15' Jocelyn
Referee: Sri Lanka Hettikamkanamge Dilan Perera
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1–1 Mauritius
Rogers Goal 87' Report Goal 19' Sarah
India 1–1 Saint Kitts and Nevis
J. Singh Goal 38' Report Goal 72' Amory
Referee: Sri Lanka Hettikamkanamge Dilan Perera

Goalscorers[edit]

1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India face Mauritius in Tri-nation Series on August 19". Times of India. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  2. ^ Sarmah, Bhargab. "AIFF's multi-million splurge on tri-nation football series defies logic". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  3. ^ Sarmah, Bhargab. "Chennai out, tri-nation football series venue switch burns hole in AIFF's pocket". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. ^ Bal, Sarthac. "India vs Mauritius in tri-nation football, Stephen Constantine may test bench". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. ^ Sengupta, Bihan. "India win Tri-nation football series after draw with St Kitts & Nevis". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 24 August 2017.