2003 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup

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2003 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup
Tournament details
Host country Bangladesh
Dates 10 January – 20 January
Venue(s)  (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Bangladesh (1st title)
Runners-up  Maldives
Third place  India
Fourth place  Pakistan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 39 (2.44 per match)
Top scorer(s) Pakistan Sarfraz Rasool (4 goals)
1999
2005

The 2003 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh between 10 January 2003 and 20 January 2003. All matches were played at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Originally scheduled to be held between 26 January 2002 and 5 February 2002, the tournament was postponed due to the suspension of Bangladesh Football Federation by FIFA. Afghanistan were not in the draw, but were included in the tournament following the recommendation from AFC to do so. It was also Bhutan's first tournament.

The final was contested by Bangladesh and the Maldives. Ali Umar had levelled in the second half after Kanchan had given Bangladesh the lead. The match went to penalties and Asraf Lufty had missed from the spot for the Maldives. Mohmmed Sujon kept his nerve to score the final penalty giving Bangladesh a 5-3 victory, and with it, their first SAFF Cup championship. Pakistan's Safraz Rasool was top goal scorer.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Pakistan 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
 India 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 4
 Sri Lanka 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Afghanistan 3 0 0 3 0 6 −6 0
India  0 – 1  Pakistan
Rasool Goal 50'

Sri Lanka  1 – 0  Afghanistan
Steinwall Goal 41'

Pakistan  2 – 1  Sri Lanka
Niaz Goal 50'
Rasool Goal 86'
Weersinghe Goal 89'

India  4 – 0  Afghanistan
Biswas Goal 30' Goal 63'
D'Cunha Goal 77' Goal 86'

Pakistan  1 – 0  Afghanistan
Rasool Goal 9'

India  1 – 1  Sri Lanka
Biswas Goal 88' Abeysekera Goal 90'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bangladesh 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 9
 Maldives 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 6
   Nepal 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
 Bhutan 3 0 0 3 0 11 −11 0
Maldives  6 – 0  Bhutan
Nizam Goal 2'
Lutfy Goal 11'
Shiham Goal 24' Goal 25' Goal 67'
Umar Goal 77'

Bangladesh  1 – 0    Nepal
Ahmed Goal 30'
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Chaiwat (Thailand)

Nepal    2 – 0  Bhutan
Rayamajhi Goal 14'
Thapa Goal 87'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Raj (India)

Bangladesh  1 – 0  Maldives
Joy Goal 90'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: AD Silva (Sri Lanka)

Nepal    2 – 3  Maldives
Rayamajhi Goal 56'
Chaudhary Goal 90' (pen.)
Nizam Goal 63'
Lutfy Goal 75'
Umar Goal 85'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Chaiwat (Thailand)

Bangladesh  3 – 0  Bhutan
Farhad Goal 3' Goal 54'
Kanchan Goal 78'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Raj (India)

Knockout phase[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Bangladesh  2 – 1 (a.s.d.e.t.)  India
Kanchan Goal 77'
Munna Goal 98'
D'Cunha Goal 81'

Maldives  1 – 0  Pakistan
Fazeel Goal 12'

Third Place Match[edit]

India  2 – 1 (a.s.d.e.t.)  Pakistan
Vijayan Goal 56'
Jadav Goal 99'
Rasool Goal 66'

Final[edit]

Bangladesh  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Maldives
Kanchan Goal 13' Umar Goal 57'
Penalties
Islam Penalty scored
MiahPenalty scored
Al-Mamun Penalty scored
Hasan Penalty scored
Sujon Penalty scored
5 – 3 Penalty scored Naaz
Penalty missed Lutfy
Penalty scoredGill
Penalty scored Fazeel
Attendance: 46,000
Referee: AD Silva (Sri Lanka)

Champion[edit]

 2003 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup Winners 

Bangladesh
First title

Goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

External links[edit]