2009 Nehru Cup

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2009 ONGC Nehru Cup
ONGC Nehru Cup 2009 logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host country India
Dates 19 August – 31 August
Teams 5 (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 played 11
Goals scored 32 (2.91 per match)
Top scorer(s) Sri Lanka Mohamed Izzadeen
Syria Abdul Fattah Al Agha
Syria Mohamed Al Zeno (3 goals)
Best player 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.

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[why?].[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

August 19, 2009
18:30 IST
India  0 – 1  Lebanon
Bhutia YC 65' Report
Summary
Al Saadi Goal 4'
El Atat YC 56'

August 20, 2009
18:30 IST
Syria  2 – 0  Kyrgyzstan
Al Zeno Goal 9'
Al Shbli YC 64'
Al Agha Goal 72'
Report
Summary
Ablakimov Red card 67'
Bokoev YC 74'

August 22, 2009
18:30 IST
Sri Lanka  4 – 3  Lebanon
Izzadeen Goal 7'80'88'
Warakagoda YC 36'
Channa YC 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]


August 23, 2009
18:30 IST
India  2 – 1  Kyrgyzstan
Bhutia Goal 43'
Chhetri Goal 58' (pen.)
Report
Summary
Murzaev Goal 90'

August 24, 2009
18:30 IST
Syria  4 – 0  Sri Lanka
Al Zeno Goal 26'
Al Hussain Goal 33'
Al Agha Goal 37'55'
Ayan YC 85'
Report
Summary

August 25, 2009
18:30 IST
Kyrgyzstan  1 – 1  Lebanon
Amirov YC 24'
Zemlianuhin Goal 48'
Bokoev YC 67'
Report
Summary
Atwi Goal 56'
El Atat YC 67'
Maatouk YC 90'

August 26, 2009
18:30 IST
India  3 – 1  Sri Lanka
Bhutia Goal 25'
Surkumar YC 41'
Gouramangi Goal 69'
Dias Goal 85'
Report
Summary
Ruwanthilaka Goal 62'

August 27, 2009
18:30 IST
Syria  1 – 0  Lebanon
Al Zeno Goal 23'
Al Agha YC 74'
Ayan YC 89'
Report
Summary
Younis YC 85'

August 28, 2009
18:30 IST
Sri Lanka  1 – 4  Kyrgyzstan
Raheem YC 49'
Maduranga Goal 53'
Mohideen YC 62'
Report
Summary
Zemlianuhin Goal 34'
Amirov Goal 45+1' YC 45+1'
Murzaev Goal 65'
Usanov Goal 70' YC 85'

August 29, 2009
18:30 IST
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 YC 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) YC 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. ^ http://www.indianfootball.com/en/news/articleId/1413 Palestine out; Nehru Cup to be a five team affair
  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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