The Indian National Team at the Colombo Cup:
The Ceylon Football Association (or Sri Lanka Football Association) organised a football tournament in connection with the Colombo Fairs in 1952. The Colombp Cup, the trophy for the tournament, was confined among the countries of the former Indian Empire - Burma, Ceylon, India and Pakistan. The success and popularity of the tournament and the possible benefit out of it made, the four countries agree to complete a round of tournaments in each country of the participating nations. It was discontinued after 1955 when the rounds were completed. Indi by far the best team in the sub-continent those days, won the championships on four occasions.
I. Colombo Cup

(Colombo, Ceylon; 1952)
Round-robin League Incomplete Records
??/??/1952                 India  2 - 0  Ceylon
??/??/1952                 India  4 - 0  Burma
??/??/1952                 India  0 - 0  Pakistan
??/??/1952              Pakistan  1 - 0  Burma
??/??/1952              Pakistan    -    Ceylon
??/??/1952                Ceylon    -    Burma

II. Colombo Cup
(Rangoon, Burma; 1953)
Round-robin League Incomplete Records
??/??/1953                 India  1 - 0  Pakistan
??/??/1953                 India  2 - 0  Ceylon
??/??/1953                 India  4 - 2  Myanmar
??/??/1953              Pakistan  1 - 1  Burma

III. Colombo Cup
(Calcutta, India; 1954)
Round-robin League Incomplete Records
??/??/1954                 India  1 - 1  Ceylon
??/??/1954                 India  2 - 1  Myanmar
??/??/1954                 India  3 - 1  Pakistan
??/??/1954              Pakistan  1 - 1  Burma
??/??/1954              Pakistan  2 - 1  Ceylon

IV. Colombo Cup
(Dhaka, East Pakistan; 1955)
Round-robin League
??/??/1955                 India  4 - 3  Ceylon
??/??/1955                 India  5 - 2  Myanmar
??/??/1955                 India  2 - 1  Pakistan
??/??/1955              Pakistan  4 - 2  Burma
??/??/1955              Pakistan  2 - 1  Ceylon
??/??/1955                Ceylon  1 - 3  Burma

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