Football at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games

Football at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games was held in Hyderabad, India from 22 to 31 October 2003. The football preliminaries commenced two days before the Opening Ceremony of the Games.

2003 Afro-Asian Games Football Tournament
Tournament details
Host countryIndia
Dates22–31 October 2003
Teams7 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium
GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium
Final positions
Champions Uzbekistan U-21
Runners-up India
Third place Zimbabwe
Fourth place Rwanda
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s) Albert Mbano
I.M. Vijayan
(4 goals each)

The football tournament was a men's-only event. Eight teams were set to participate, but only 7 played. Uzbekistan were the gold medalists. The host country took silver, while Zimbabwe won bronze.

Original setting and withdrawals

Initially, eight teams were set to participate in the football events - India, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Iran, Malaysia, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. However, Cameroon withdrew, and Ghana was decided to replace Cameroon.

Just before the preliminaries were to begin, Ghana pulled out of the football events, leaving only seven teams participating.


The football events were held in two stadiums - the GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium, which was the main stadium of the Games; and the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium. The football finals were held in the latter stadium.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 India 22005236
 Rwanda 21013413
 Malaysia U-21 20021430
 Ghana Withdrew


 India3 - 1 Rwanda
IM Vijayan  13'
Muttah Suresh  54'
Ashim Biswas  79'
Aziz Balinda  61'
 India2 - 0 Malaysia U-21
Jatin Singh Bisht  50'
IM Vijayan  64'
 Rwanda2 - 1 Malaysia U-21
Jimmy Iraguha  81', 87' Mohamed Amri Yahyah  28'

Group B

Iran were represented by club side Malavan Bandar Anzali Football Club. Cameroon were replaced by Zimbabwe.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Uzbekistan U-21 32103127
 Zimbabwe 31206335
 Burkina Faso 31023633
Malavan Anzali 30122421


Zimbabwe 4 - 1 Burkina Faso
Prince Vusumuzi Nyoni  3', 74'
Albert Mbano  26', 82'
Barro Samba Seydou  16'
Malavan Anzali 0 - 1 Uzbekistan U-21
Marat Bikmoev  48'
Zimbabwe 1 - 1 Malavan Anzali
Brian Badza  3' Seyed Jalal Hosseini-Khoshkbijari  59' (pen.)
Burkina Faso 0 - 1 Uzbekistan U-21
Yaroslav Krushilnitskiy  66'
Uzbekistan U-21 1 - 1 Zimbabwe
Ilkom Suyunov  50' Leonard Tsipa  17'
Burkina Faso 2 - 1 Malavan Anzali
Abdul Moctar Diallo
Germain Bationo
Germain Bationo  ?' (o.g.)

Knockout stage

 Uzbekistan U-211
 Uzbekistan U-212

Overall ranking

Results Teams
 Uzbekistan U-21  India  Zimbabwe  Rwanda Malavan Anzali  Burkina Faso  Malaysia U-21  Ghana
Victories 1211110
Losses 1001122
Draws 1020100
Points 7653330
Semifinalists ---
Points 3300---
Finalists -----
Final Statistics
Ranking 1234567
Medal GoldSilverBronze----
Total points 13953330


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