1960 Merdeka Tournament

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1960 Merdeka Tournament
Tournament details
Host country Malaya
Dates 6 – 14 August
Teams 9
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Malaya (1st title)
Runners-up  Hong Kong
Third place  Korea
1959
1961

The 1960 Merdeka Tournament was the fourth edition of the Merdeka Tournament and was held between August 6 to 14 of 1960. It was held in Malaya (now Malaysia) and was consented by nine teams all from the AFC.

The format of the competition for the first time changed to a group stage format with the winner of each group qualifying through to the final while the second-place teams competed in the third-place playoff.

Group Stage[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Hong Kong 7 4 3 1 0 11 7 +4
 Korea 5 4 2 1 1 7 4 +3
 Indonesia 4 4 1 2 1 14 6 +8
 South Vietnam 3 4 1 1 2 7 8 –1
 Singapore 1 4 0 1 3 5 19 –14

6 August
Korea  0–0  Indonesia



8 August
Indonesia  9–0  Singapore


8 August
Korea  1–2  Hong Kong


10 August
Korea  1–0  South Vietnam


11 August
Korea  5–2  Singapore


11 August
Indonesia  2–2  Hong Kong


13 August
Hong Kong  4–2  Singapore


Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Malaya 6 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8
 Pakistan 3 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2
 South Japan 3 3 1 1 1 5 5 0
 Thailand 0 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10
5 August
Malaya  2–0  South Japan


5 August
Pakistan  4–1  Thailand


7 August
Malaya  5–0  Thailand


10 August
Pakistan  2–2  South Japan


12 August
South Japan  3–1  Thailand


12 August
Malaya  1–0  Pakistan

Finals[edit | edit source]

Third place playoff[edit | edit source]

14 August
Korea  6–0  Pakistan

Final[edit | edit source]

14 August
Hong Kong  0–1  Malaya