3 Nehru Cup International Football Tournament 2007


Nehru Cup International Football Tournament 2007

Infobox International Football Competition
tourney_name = ONGC Nehru Cup
year = 2007
other_titles =


size =
caption =
country = India
dates = 17 August29 August
num_teams =
confederations =
venues = 1
cities = 1
champion = IND
count = 1
second = SYR
matches = 11
goals = 41
attendance =
top_scorer = flagicon|SYR Zyad Chaabo (5 goals)
player =

The 2007 Nehru Cup International Football Tournament also known as the ONGC Nehru Cup due to the competition's sponsorship by ONGC, was the 13th edition of the Nehru Cup a friendly tournament organized by the All India Football Federation since 1982. It was the first Nehru Cup after a ten year break from 1997 to 2007.

The tournament was played in the round-robin league format and the final was slated for August 29 in which India defeated Syria to claim its first title. Along with the host nation India, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Syria and Kyrgyzstan also competed in the 13-day tournament at the refurbished Ambedkar Stadium, where new floodlights have been put up specially for this tournament.

The total prize money of the tournament was $100,000. The champion team takes away a prize of $40,000, the runners-up receive $20,000 while the third place team will get $10,000. The winning team of every match received $2,500.

Discussion

The Nehru Cup campaign started with an India 6 to 0 victory over the less experienced Cambodian side. India's Sunil Chetri and Steven Dias had a great game, each of them netting twice. Baichung Bhutia had produced a wonderful performance in the match. Most of the game was played on the Cambodian side of the pitch. It was expected that India was going to take this one and they did with their biggest recorded victory. Steven Dias was "Man of the match".Syria strated this tournament with a 2-0 victory over Bangladesh, followed by three consective wins over Kyrgyzstan, hosts India and Cambodia. The four wins saw Syria topping the round-roubin standings with a perfect record of 12 out of 12 points. They experienced Syrian side was lead by their best goalscorers Zyad Chaabo, who scored 5 out of 14 goals for his team and Maher Al Sayed with four goals.

Hosts India, after beating Cambodia, enjoyed another win over neighbouring Bangladesh. After losing to Syira, the decisive game for the second final spot was held between the Indian team and Kyrgyzstan. India won that game 3-0 and advanced., the goals were scored by the Indian forwards Baichung Bhutia, Sunil Chetri and Abhishek Yadav. This defeat swa the the Central Asian side finishing third, while Bangladesh and Cambodia finished fourth and fith place respectively having played a 1 all draw in their game.

The Nehru Cup final between India and Syria was held on August 29, 2007 in New Delhi. India defeated their opponents 1-0 thanks to a goal from N. P. Pradeep and won their first ever Nehru Cup trophy. The Indian team received 40,000 US-Dollar for winning this tournament.

All games of the tournament were broadcasted live by Zee Sports.

Matches and Results

"Teams in green field progress to the Final."

footballbox
date = August 17, 2007 18:30 IST
team1 = fb-rt|IND
score = 6 – 0
team2 = fb|CAM
goals1 = Pradeep goal|16
Bhutia goal|45+2|pen.
Dias goal|72 goal|89
Chetri goal|82 goal|84
goals2 =
stadium = Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
referee= Kamkanamge (Sri Lanka)
----footballbox
date = August 18, 2007 19:00 IST
team1 = fb-rt|BAN
score = 0 – 2
team2 = fb|SYR
goals1 =
goals2 = Al Sayed goal|48
Chaabo goal|79
stadium = Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
referee= Arjunan (India)
----footballbox
date = August 19, 2007 19:00 IST
team1 = fb-rt|KGZ
score = 4 – 3
team2 = fb|CAM
goals1 = Samsaliev goal|12
Mamatov goal|17
Djamshidov goal|48
Harchenko goal|65
goals2 = Sotitya goal|34
Rithy goal|40
Chum goal|43
stadium = Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
referee= Suresh (India)
----footballbox
date = August 20, 2007 19:00 IST
team1 = fb-rt|IND
score = 1 – 0
team2 = fb|BAN
goals1 = Bhutia goal|5|
goals2 =
stadium = Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
referee= Surendra (Nepal)
----footballbox
date = August 21, 2007 19:00 IST
team1 = fb-rt|SYR
score = 4 – 1
team2 = fb|KGZ
goals1 = Al Sayed goal|7|
Chaabo goal|44|
Al Zeno goal|70|
Al Hasan goal|82|
goals2 = Dyab goal|13| (o.g.)
stadium = Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
referee= Suresh (India)
----footballbox
date = August 22, 2007 19:00 IST
team1 = fb-rt|BAN
score = 1 – 1
team2 = fb|CAM
goals1 = Abul Hussain goal|30
goals2 = Kasal goal|90
stadium = Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
referee= Arjunan (India)
----footballbox
date = August 23, 2007 19:00 IST
team1 = fb-rt|IND
score = 2 – 3
team2 = fb|SYR
goals1 = Chetri goal|13|
Ajayan goal|81|
goals2 = Al Baba goal|23|
Chaabo goal|45+1| goal|65|
stadium = Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
referee= Surendra (Nepal)
----footballbox
date = August 24, 2007 19:00 IST
team1 = fb-rt|BAN
score = 0 – 3
team2 = fb|KGZ
goals1 =
goals2 = Lutfullaev goal|28| goal|54|
Djamshidov goal|57|
stadium = Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
referee= Suresh (India)
----footballbox
date = August 25, 2007 19:00 IST
team1 = fb-rt|CAM
score = 1 – 5
team2 = fb|SYR
goals1 = Vathanak goal|69|
goals2 = Al Zeno goal|25|
Chaabo goal|35|
Al Sayed goal|51| goal|86|
Jenyat goal|80|
stadium = Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
referee= Kamkanamge (Sri Lanka)
----footballbox
date = August 26, 2007 19:00 IST
team1 = fb-rt|IND
score = 3 – 0
team2 = fb|KGZ
goals1 = Bhutia goal|39|
Chetri goal|60|
Yadav goal|90+3|
goals2 =
stadium = Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
referee= Surendra (Nepal)
----

Final

footballbox
date = August 29, 2007 18:00 IST
team1 =fb-rt|IND
score = 1 – 0
team2 =fb-rt|SYR
goals1 = Pradeep goal|44|

goals2 =
stadium = Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi
referee= Surendra (Nepal)

Winner

Goalscorers

5 goals:
* Zyad Chaabo4 goals:
* Maher Al Sayed
* Sunil Chetri3 goals:
* Baichung Bhutia2 goals:
* Mohamed Al Zeno
* Steven Dias
* Hurshil Lutfullaev
* Ruslan Djamshidov
* N. P. Pradeep1 goals:
* Abhishek Yadav

* Krishnan Nair Ajayan
* Hok Sotitya1 goals:

* Chan Rithy
* Chin Chum
* Keo Kasal
* Teab Vathanak
* Talant Samsaliev
* Bakyt Mamatov
* Vadim Harchenko
* Ibrahim Al Hasan
* Aatef Jenyat
* Khaled Mansoor Al Baba
* Mohammed Abul Hussain

;Own goals
*flagicon|SYR Ali Dyab (playing against Kyrgyzstan)

Man of the Match

* Steven Dias IND vs CAM
* Maher Al Sayed BAN vs SYR
* Hok Sotitya KGZ vs CAM
* Subrata Pal IND vs BAN
* Maher Al Sayed SYR vs KGZ
* Mohammed Abul Hussain BAN vs CAM
* Zyad Chaabo IND vs SYR
* Hurshil Lutfullaev BAN vs KGZ
* Mahmoud Al Amenah CAM vs SYR
* Steven Dias IND vs KGZ
* Mahesh Gawli IND vs SYR, Final

External links

* [http://www.world-results.net/football/other/neh2007.html Details at world-results.net]
* [http://www.rsssf.com/tablesn/nehru.html Details at RSSSF]
* [http://www.futbolplanet.de/asia/friendly_tournaments/nehru_cup_2007.htm Details at futbolplanet.de]
* [http://www.goalzz.com/main.aspx?c=2119 Details at goalzz.com]
* [http://www.indianfootball.com/specials/india/index.html Details at indianfootball.com]
* [http://www.kolkatafootball.com Details at kolkatafootball.com]


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