2017 SAFF U-15 Championship

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2017 SAFF U-15 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Nepal Nepal
Dates 18–27 August 2017
Teams 6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in Lalitpur and Kathmandu host cities)
Final positions
Champions  India (2nd title)
Runners-up    Nepal
Third place  Bangladesh
Fourth place  Bhutan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 51 (5.1 per match)
Top scorer(s) Bangladesh Foysal Ahmed (6 goals)
Best player India Vikram Pratap Singh
Fair play award  Bangladesh
2015
2019
All statistics correct as of 27 August 2017.

The 2017 SAFF U-15 Championship was the 4th edition of the SAFF U-16 Championship, an international football competition for men's under-15 national teams organized by SAFF. Since most teams use to send their U-15 team keeping in mind 2018 AFC U-16 Championship qualification it has been officially changed to U-15 tournament. The tournament was hosted by Nepal from 18–27 of August, 2017 at ANFA Complex, Satdobato and Halchowk Stadium. Six teams from the region took part, divided into two groups.[1]

Host selection[edit]

A draw for tournament ceremony was held on 10 July 2017 at conference room of Bangladesh Football Federation.

SAFF general secretary Anwarul Haque Helal and BFF general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag, were among others present on the occasion.[2]

Eligible teams[edit]

Player eligibility[edit]

Players born on or after 1 January 2002 were eligible to compete in the tournament.

Participating teams[edit]

Team Appearances
in the SAFF U-16 Championship
Previous best performance
 Bangladesh 4th Champions (2015)
 Bhutan 2nd Group Stage
 India 4th Champions (2013,2017)
 Maldives 3rd Group Stage
   Nepal (Host) 4th Runners-up (2013)
 Sri Lanka 4th Group Stage

Venues[edit]

Lalitpur Kathmandu
ANFA Complex, Satdobato Halchowk Stadium
Capacity: 4,000 Capacity: 3,500
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Match officials[edit]

Referees
Assistant referees

Group stage[edit]

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

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
1  Bangladesh 2 2 0 0 7 6 Qualified for Knockout stage
2  Bhutan 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 3
3  Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 10 0
Source: GoalNepal
Bangladesh  4–0  Sri Lanka
Foysal Ahmed Goal 28'32'74' (pen.)
Nazmul Biswas Goal 44'
Report

Bhutan  6–0  Sri Lanka
Khando Goal 8'24'
Kinga Wangchuk Goal 30'
Kelzang Jigmi Goal 43'45+1'
Siddharth Gurung Goal 90'
Report
Referee: Abdulla Shathir (Maldives)

Bangladesh  3–0  Bhutan
Foysal Ahmed Goal 25'
Miraj Molla Goal 52'81'
Report

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Status
1  India 2 2 0 0 11 1 +10 6 Qualified for Knockout stage
2    Nepal (H) 2 1 0 1 7 2 +5 3
3  Maldives 2 0 0 2 15 0
Source: GoalNepal
(H) Host.
India  9–0  Maldives
Ravi Bahadur Rana Goal 20'26'
Ibrahim Anoof Goal 22'89' (o.g.)
Moirangthem Thoiba Singh Goal 41'
Vikram Pratap Singh Goal 48'70'
Ricky John Shabong Goal 57'
Lalrokima Goal 80'
Report

Nepal    6–0  Maldives
Brijesh Chaudhary Goal 14'73'
Darshan Gurung Goal 22'
Roshan Rana Magar Goal 38' (pen.)
Akash Budha Goal 45+1'47'
Report
Referee: D.D.Indika Sendanayake (Sri Lanka)

Nepal    1–2  India
Roshan Rana Magar Goal 40' (pen.) Report Goal 27' Vikram Pratap Singh
Goal 64' Ravi Bahadur Rana
Referee: Ugyen Dorji (Bhutan)

Bracket[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
25 August – ANFA Complex
 
 
 Bangladesh 2
 
27 August – ANFA Complex
 
   Nepal 4
 
   Nepal 1
 
25 August – Halchowk Stadium
 
 India2
 
 India 3
 
 
 Bhutan 0
 
Third Place
 
 
27 August – Halchowk Stadium
 
 
 Bangladesh 8
 
 
 Bhutan 0

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Bangladesh  2–4    Nepal
Foysal Ahmed Goal 72'
Goal 73' Habibur Rahman
Report Goal 5'64' Aakash Budha Magar
Goal 64' (o.g.) Nazmul Biswas
Goal 90+6' Brijesh Choudhary
Referee: D.D. Indika Sendanayake (Sri Lanka)

India  3–0  Bhutan
Vikram Pratap Singh Goal 20'
Harpreet Singh Goal 76'
Ridge Melvin D'Mello Goal 90+2'
Report
Referee: Golam Mourshed Choudhary (Bangladesh)

Third Place[edit]

Bangladesh  8–0  Bhutan
Foysal Ahmed Goal 18'
Raja Sheikh Goal 20'46'
Miraj Molla Goal 29'58'
Md Akash Goal 69'
Yeasin Arafat Goal 79'
Arif Hossen Goal 90'
Report

Final[edit]

Nepal    1–2  India
Birjesh Chaudhary Goal 41' (pen.) Report Goal 59' Lalrokima
Goal 75' Vikram Pratap Singh
Attendance: 5000
Referee: Golam Mourshed Choudhary (Bangladesh)

Winner[edit]

 2017 SAFF U-15 Championship 

India
Second title

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given for the 2017 SAFF U-15 Championship.

FIFA Fair Play Award Best Player of the Tournament Golden Boot Award
 Bangladesh India Vikram Pratap Singh Bangladesh Foysal Ahmed

Goalscorers[edit]

6 Goals
  • Bangladesh Foysal Ahmed
5 Goals
  • India Vikram Pratap Singh
4 Goals
  • Nepal Akash Budha Magar
  • Nepal Brijesh Chaudhary
  • Bangladesh Miraj Molla
3 Goals
  • India Ravi Bahadur Rana
2 Goals
  • Bhutan Dorji Khando
  • Bhutan Kelzang Jigmi
  • Nepal Roshan Rana Magar
  • India Lalrokima
  • Bangladesh Raja Sheikh
1 Goal
  • Bangladesh Nazmul Biswas
  • Bangladesh Habibur Rahman
  • India Moirangthem Thoiba Singh
  • India Ricky John Shabong
  • Bhutan Kinga Wangchuk
  • Bhutan Siddharth Gurung
  • Nepal Darshan Gurung
  • India Harpreet Singh
  • India Ridge Melvin D'Mello
  • Bangladesh Md Akash
  • Bangladesh Yeasin Arafat
  • Bangladesh Arif Hossen
2 Own Goals
  • Maldives Ibrahim Anoof (playing against India)
Own Goal
  • Bangladesh Nazmul Biswas (playing against Nepal)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SAFF U15 Championship". Goal Nepal. 
  2. ^ "SAFF U15 Draw held". Daily Sun.