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2005 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup

2005 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup
Tournament details
Host country Pakistan
Dates 7 December – 17 December
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  India (4th title)
Runners-up  Bangladesh
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 39 (2.6 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ibrahim Fazeel (3 goals)
Ali Ashfaq (3 goals)
Ahmed Thariq (3 goals)

The 2005 South Asian Football Federation Cup was hosted in Islamabad, jinnah sports stadium Pakistan from December 7 to December 17.

Bangladesh and India played out the final in a repeat of the 1999 final. Just as in the 1999 final, India beat Bangladesh 2-0 with goals from Mehraj Din Wadoo and Baichung Bhutia. Bhutia was also had scored the second goal in the 1999 final. It was India's fourth title win. Ali Ashfaq, Ibrahim Fazeel and Ahmed Thariq all from the Maldives ended joint top scorers.

Group stage

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Maldives 7 3 2 1 0 11 1 +10
 Pakistan 7 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2
 Afghanistan 3 3 1 0 2 3 11 -8
 Sri Lanka 0 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4
December 7, 2005
Pakistan  1 - 0  Sri Lanka
Imran Hussain 38

December 7, 2005
Maldives  9 - 1  Afghanistan
Umar Ali 11
Ibrahim Fazeel 27, 45+2, 60
Ali Ashfaq 32, 88
Ahmed Thariq 45+3, 46, 86
Sayed Maqsood 39


December 9, 2005
1 - 0  Afghanistan
Muhammad Essa 55


December 11, 2005
0 - 0  Maldives

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Bangladesh 7 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5
 India 7 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
   Nepal 3 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1
 Bhutan 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 -8

December 8, 2005
2 - 1    Nepal
Mehtab Hossain 6, 28 Basanta Thapa 35

December 10, 2005
2 - 0    Nepal
Rokonuzzaman Kanchan 27, 87

December 10, 2005
3 - 0  Bhutan
Baichung Bhutia 45
Mahesh Gawli 51
Abdul Hakim 64


Knockout phase

Semi-finals

December 14, 2005
0 - 1  India
Nanjangud Shivananju Manju 38

December 14, 2005
1 - 0  Pakistan

Final

Champion

 South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup 2005 

India
Fourth title
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