2009 Nehru Cup

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2009 ONGC Nehru Cup
ONGC Nehru Cup 2009 logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryIndia
Dates19 August – 31 August
Teams5 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions India (2nd title)
Runners-up Syria
Third place Kyrgyzstan
Tournament statistics
Matches played11
Goals scored32 (2.91 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sri Lanka Mohamed Izzadeen
Syria Abdul Fattah Al Agha
Syria Mohamed Al Zeno (3 goals)
Best player(s)India Baichung Bhutia
2007
2012

The 2009 Nehru Cup International Football Tournament also known as the ONGC Nehru Cup due to the competition's sponsorship by ONGC, was the 14th edition of the Nehru Cup a friendly tournament organized by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

The 14th edition of the Nehru Cup International Football Tournament was played in the round-robin league format and the final was held on 31 August. Along with the host nation India, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Syria and Kyrgyzstan competed in the 15-day tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi .

The total prize money for this tournament was $100,000. The champion team took away a prize of $40,000, the runners-up received $20,000 while the third place team got $10,000. The Man of the Match received $500 and the winning team of every match received $2000.

All games of the tournament was broadcast live by Zee Sports.

Teams[edit]

  • Initially the tournament was due to be played by 6 national teams divided into two groups of three teams. The top two in each group would advance to the semi-final stage.  Palestine replaced  Thailand[1] before being removed from the tournament themselves after they stated their intention to send a reserve side.[2]

Expected Groups[edit]

Group A Group B

 India (Hosts and holders)
 Lebanon

 Syria (Runners-up last Tournament)
 Kyrgyzstan
 Sri Lanka

Revised Group[edit]

Due to only 5 teams entering, only one group was needed, where each team would play in a round robin group phase. The top two advanced to a final.

The Teams

 India (Hosts and holders)
 Lebanon
 Syria (Runners-up last Tournament)
 Kyrgyzstan
 Sri Lanka

Squads[edit]

Venues[edit]

New Delhi
Ambedkar Stadium
Capacity: 20,000
IndiavsSyria Nehru Cup-2007.jpg

Matches and Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Teams in green field progress to the Final.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Syria 4 4 0 0 8 0 +8 12
 India 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6
 Kyrgyzstan 4 1 1 2 6 6 0 4
 Lebanon 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1 4
 Sri Lanka 4 1 0 3 6 14 −8 3
India 0 – 1 Lebanon
Bhutia Yellow card 65' Report
Summary
Al Saadi Goal 4'
El Atat Yellow card 56'

Syria 2 – 0 Kyrgyzstan
Al Zeno Goal 9'
Al Shbli Yellow card 64'
Al Agha Goal 72'
Report
Summary
Ablakimov Red card 67'
Bokoev Yellow card 74'

Sri Lanka 4 – 3 Lebanon
Izzadeen Goal 7'80'88'
Warakagoda Yellow card 36'
Channa Yellow card 52'
Maduranga Goal 83'
Hettiarachchi Red card 90+6'
Report
Summary
Moghrabi Goal 9' Red card 41'
Al Saadi Goal 45+1'
Korhani Goal 90+7' (pen.)

The game between Sri Lanka and Lebanon was called off due to heavy rain. The game and thus proceeding schedule was moved back one day.[8]


India 2 – 1 Kyrgyzstan
Bhutia Goal 43'
Chhetri Goal 58' (pen.)
Report
Summary
Murzaev Goal 90'

Syria 4 – 0 Sri Lanka
Al Zeno Goal 26'
Al Hussain Goal 33'
Al Agha Goal 37'55'
Ayan Yellow card 85'
Report
Summary

Kyrgyzstan 1 – 1 Lebanon
Amirov Yellow card 24'
Zemlianuhin Goal 48'
Bokoev Yellow card 67'
Report
Summary
Atwi Goal 56'
El Atat Yellow card 67'
Maatouk Yellow card 90'

India 3 – 1 Sri Lanka
Bhutia Goal 25'
Surkumar Yellow card 41'
Gouramangi Goal 69'
Dias Goal 85'
Report
Summary
Ruwanthilaka Goal 62'

Syria 1 – 0 Lebanon
Al Zeno Goal 23'
Al Agha Yellow card 74'
Ayan Yellow card 89'
Report
Summary
Younis Yellow card 85'

Sri Lanka 1 – 4 Kyrgyzstan
Raheem Yellow card 49'
Maduranga Goal 53'
Mohideen Yellow card 62'
Report
Summary
Zemlianuhin Goal 34'
Amirov Goal 45+1' Yellow card 45+1'
Murzaev Goal 65'
Usanov Goal 70' Yellow card 85'

India 0 – 1 Syria
Report
Summary
Diab Goal 18'

Final[edit]

Syria
Syria:
GK 1 Mosab Balhous (c)
DF 2 Belal Abduldaim
DF 3 Ali Diab
DF 5 Hamzeh Al Aitoni Yellow card 105+2'
MF 7 Abdelrazaq Al Hussain
MF 14 Wael Ayan
MF 23 Feras Esmaeel
MF 27 Meaataz Kailouni Substituted off 83'
MF 32 Bakri Tarrab
FW 12 Mohamed Al Zeno Substituted off 70'
FW 18 Abdul Fattah Al Agha
Substitutions:
FW 24 Raja Rafe Substituted in 70'
MF 31 Ahmad Haj Mohamad Substituted in 83'
Coach:
Fajr Ibrahim Syria
India
India:
GK 1 Subrata Pal
DF 5 Anwar Ali
DF 17 Irungbam Surkumar Singh
DF 14 Mahesh Gawli
DF 19 Gouramangi Singh
MF 7 N.P. Pradeep Substituted off 117'
MF 23 Steven Dias
MF 28 Anthony Pereira Substituted off 101'
MF 30 Climax Lawrence
FW 11 Sunil Chhetri
FW 15 Baichung Bhutia (c) Yellow card 28'
Substitutions:
MF 8 P. Renedy Singh Substituted in 101'
MF 27 Mehrajuddin Wadoo Substituted in 117'
Coach:
Bob Houghton England

Winner[edit]

 Nehru Cup International Football Tournament 2009 Champion 

India
Second title

Goalscorers[edit]

Man of the Match[edit]

Player of the Tournament[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-india/news/2525/road-to-nehru-cup-09/2009/08/06/1424537/palestine-replaces-thailand-for-nehru-cup Palestine replace Thailand
  2. ^ "Palestine dropped from Nehru Cup football". India Today. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.indianfootball.com/en/news/articleId/1473 India Nehru Cup 2009 Squad. 2009-08-18
  4. ^ http://www.indianfootball.com/en/news/articleId/1424 Kyrgyzstan Nehru Cup 2009 Squad. 2009-08-12
  5. ^ http://www.indianfootball.com/en/news/articleId/1425 Lebanon Nehru Cup 2009 Squad. 2009-08-13
  6. ^ http://www.indianfootball.com/en/news/articleId/1435 Sri Lanka Nehru Cup 2009 Squad. 2009-08-14
  7. ^ http://www.indianfootball.com/en/statistic/team/squad/teamId/455 Syria Nehru Cup 2009 Squad. 2009-08-15
  8. ^ http://www.indianfootball.com/en/news/articleId/1516 Sri Lanka – Lebanon match called off

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