The Indian Senior Team at the 1968 Merdeka Cup:
TEAM:
Goalkeepers: C. Mustafa (Bengal), M. Saleemuddin (Andhra Pradesh).
Defenders: Arun Ghosh (Railways - CAPTAIN), Syed Nayeemuddin (Mohun Bagan AC), Altaf Ahmed (Bengal), Sunil Bhattacharya (Bengal), Santo Mitra (Bengal), M John (Bengal), Chandreshwar Prasad (Bengal).
Midfielder: Krishnaji Rao (Mysore), Kajal Mukherjee (Bengal).
Forwards: Inder Singh (Leaders Club, Punjab), Ashok Chatterjee (Bengal), N Pappana (Bengal), P. Kannan (Mohun Bagan AC), Sadatullah Khan (Mysore), Moideen Kutty (Kerala).
COACH: SAILENDRA NATH MANNA (Bengal); MANAGER: K. ZIAUDDIN (Maharashtra).

RESULTS:
Group B
09-Aug-68: India 1-2 Malaysia - Goals - India: P. Kannan; Malaysia: Zulfikili, Thanabalan.
12-Aug-68: India 3-2 South Vietnam - Goals - India: P. Kannan, 2xSadatullah Khan; South Vietnam: Quang Kim Phung, Nguyen Van Ngom.
14-Aug-68: India 1-1 Hongkong - Goals - India: Ashok Chatterjee; Hongkong: Cheng Yun Yu.
16-Aug-68: India 3-1 Burma - Goals - India: Sadatullah, Syed Nayeemuddin, Inder Singh; Burma: Suk Bahadur.
18-Aug-68: India 0-1 Thailand: Goal: 0-1 K. Nukulaomratana
Playoff for fifth to eighth Position:
21-Aug-68: India 1-0 Japan - Goal: 1-0 N Pappana.
23-Aug-68: India 0-1 South Korea - Goal: 0-1 Kim Ki Bok.
India finish sixth.


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