1962 Merdeka Tournament

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1962 Merdeka Tournament
Tournament details
Host country Malaya
Dates 8 – 19 September
Teams 8
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Pakistan (1st title)
Runners-up  Indonesia
Third place  South Vietnam
1961
1963

The 1962 Merdeka Tournament was the sixth edition of the Merdeka Tournament and was held between September 8 to 19 of 1962. It was held in Malaya (now Malaysia) and was consented by eight teams with all of them coming from the AFC. The tournament was originally going to have nine teams, but Thailand withdrew late in the tournament.

The format for the 1962 edition saw the format go to two groups of four with the winners of each group going to the final, while the second place teams met in the third place play-off.

Group Stage[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Indonesia 6 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11
 South Vietnam 4 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4
 Singapore 2 3 1 0 2 2 9 –7
 Philippines 0 3 0 0 3 0 14 –14
9 September
South Vietnam  5–0  Philippines


10 September
Indonesia  4–1  Singapore


12 September
Indonesia  6–0  Philippines


13 September
South Vietnam  2–1  Singapore


15 September
Indonesia  2–0  South Vietnam


16 September
Singapore  3–0  Philippines

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Pakistan 5 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4
 Malaya 4 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4
 Burma 3 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
 Japan 0 3 0 0 3 0 8 –8
8 September
Malaya  3–0  Japan


9 September
Pakistan  0–0  Burma


12 September
Pakistan  3–0  Japan


13 September
Malaya  3–1  Burma


15 September
Burma  2–0  Japan


16 September
Malaya  0–1  Pakistan

Third place playoff[edit | edit source]

19 September
South Vietnam  2–0  Malaya

Final[edit | edit source]

19 September
Indonesia  0–2  Pakistan
Merdeka Stadium
Attendance: 29,000