The Indian Senior Team at the 1971 Merdeka Cup:
TEAM:
Goalkeepers: Arun Banerjee (East Bengal Club), Kuppuswami Sampath (MEG, Bangalore).
Defenders: Sudhir Karmakar (East Bengal Club), Syed Nayeemuddin (Bengal), Chandreshwar Prasad (Bengal - CAPTAIN), Nirmal Sengupta (Bengal), Samson Gunapandian (Tamil Nadu);
Midfielders: Ranjit Thapa (Maharashtra), Shyam Sunder Manna (Bengal), Doraiswamy Natraj (Mysore).
Forwards: Shyam Thapa (East Bengal Club), Swapan Sengupta (East Bengal Club), Mohammed Habib (East Bengal Club), Subhas Bhowmick (Mohun Bagan AC), Amar Bahadur (Mafatlal, Bombay), Balakrishna (Mysore).
COACHES: G.M.H. BASHA (Mysore) and P.K. BANERJEE (Bengal); MANAGER: N. VITTAL (Tamil Nadu).

RESULTS:
Group B
06-Aug-71: India 1-9 Burma - Goals - India: Magan Singh; Burma: 3xYe Nyunt, T.N. Aung Moe, 2xWin Maung, Maung Aye 2xMaung, Hia Tay.
09-Aug-71: India 2-2 Singapore - Goals - India: Amar Bahadur, Shyam Thapa; Singapore: Kim Lai, R. Krishnan.
12-Aug-71: India 1-3 Indonesia - Goals - India: Mohammed Habib; Indonesia: Wasikto, J. Abdilla, A. Kadir.
16-Aug-71: India 5-1 Philippines - Goals - India: 3xSubhas Bhowmick, Shyam Thapa, Mohammed Habib; Philippines: T. Lozano.
17-Aug-71: India 1-2 Hongkong - Goals - India: Syed Nayeemuddin; Hongkong: Wu Kwok Hung, Li Kwow Keong.
Ninth-Place Playoff:
21-Aug-71: India 0-1 Japan - Goal: 0-1 N. Hidaka.
India finish tenth.


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