The 8th South Asian Federation Games 1999:
The SAF-Games are the south Asian version of the Olympics. India were in superb form in the group stage, scoring 12 goals in three matches. The mercurial striker I.M. Vijayan scored two hattricks in the first two matches, with the first goal against Bhutan being the fasted international goal, scored after just 12 seconds. But in the semifinals the tournament was over for India, as they lost 0-1 against Bangladesh. In the end, the third-place match against Maldives was won 3-1, to win the bronze medal.
Group A
   TEAM		P   W  D  L  GF-GA   GDIF   PTS
1. Maldives     2   2  0  0   6-1     + 5     6
2. Bangladesh   2   1  0  1   2-2       0     3
3. Sri Lanka    2   0  0  2   0-5     - 5     0


24-Sep-99: Sri Lanka 0-4 Maldives [24 Ibrahim Mohamed, 47 Adam Abdul Latheef, 52 Shiham Ali, 89 Ibrahim Abdulla] 27-Sep-99: Bangladesh 1-2 Maldives [B: 90 Jewel Rana; M: 75 Shahim Ali, 86 Mohammed Mizam] 29-Sep-99: Bangladesh 1-0 Sri Lanka [34 Jewel Rana]
Group B TEAM P W D L GF-GA GDIF PTS 1. India 3 3 0 0 12-02 +10 9 2. Nepal 3 2 0 1 10-05 + 5 6 3. Pakistan 3 1 0 2 05-09 - 4 3 4. Bhutan 3 0 0 3 01-12 -11 0
26-Sep-99: India 5-2 Pakistan [I: 8 Jules Alberto, 12 Syed Sabir Pasha, 52,61,73 IM Vijayan; P: 76 Haroon Yousaf, 90+ Gohar Zaman] 26-Sep-99: Nepal 7-0 Bhutan [2,5 Hari Khadka, 18 Naresh Joshi, 59 Deepak Amatya, 62 Rajan Rayamajhi, 77,86 Basanta Thapa] 28-Sep-99: India 3-0 Bhutan [1,8,49 IM Vijayam] 28-Sep-99: Nepal 3-1 Pakistan [N: 61 Hari Khadka, 77 Bal Gopal Maharjan, og ?; P: 53 Gohar Zaman] 30-Sep-99: India 4-0 Nepal [4,45 Jules Alberto, 29 Hardip Singh Sangha, 48 Mohammed Najeeb] 30-Sep-99: Pakistan 2-1 Bhutan [P: 61,74 Haroon Yousaf; B: 26 Demish Chhetri]
Semifinals:
02-Oct-99: Maldives 1-2 Nepal [M: 42 Mausoom Abdul Ghafoor; N: 11 Naresh Joshi, 15 Hari Khadka] 02-Oct-99: India 0-1 Bangladesh [64 Shahajuddin Tipu]
Third Place Playoff:
04-Oct-99: India 3-1 Maldives [I: 17 IM Vijayam, 86 Syed Sabir Pasha, 89 Raman Vijayan; M: 9 Mausoom Abdul Ghafoor]
Final:
04-Oct-99: Bangladesh 1-0 Nepal
A STATISTICAL WINDOW FOR THE 1999 TOURNAMENT:
Leading scorer: 1. IM Vijayan (India) - 7 goals

Hattrick:
- IM Vijayan for India against Pakistan on 26.09.99
- IM Vijayan for India against Bhutan on 28.09.99

Biggest WINs:
- Nepal beat Bhutan 7-0 on 26.09.99

Most Goals in a match:
- Total of 7 goals.
- India 5-2 Pakistan on 26.09.99
- Nepal 7-0 Bhutan on 26.09.99


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