Asian Games 1951 (India)


All matches at the National Stadium in New Delhi.  The Philippines withdrew.  India played barefoot.
Matches were of 60 minutes duration.  The pitch dimensions were 110 by 65 yards, slightly narrower
than permitted by international regulations, but FIFA had been notified of this in advance and
sanctioned the tournament.

Quarterfinals

 5- 3-51 Iran       2-0 Burma            [HT 1-0]
           [Nader Afsher Alavinejad 17', Parviz Kouzeh-Kanani 59']
           [Iran: Amir Agha-Hosseini [c]; Nader Afshar-Naderi, Mansour Hadjian; Mahmoud Bayati,
                  Amir Eraghi, Mohsen Azad; Parviz Kouzeh-Kanani, Nader Afshar Alavinejad,
                  George Markarian, Masoud Boroumand, Mahmoud Shakibi.]
           [Burma: S.R.Aukim; R.Rodricks, Pe Myint; Ba Kyu, Hla Kyaing, H.G.Munro [c];
                   T.van Dockum, Gwan Shein, Cham Sein, Ba Than, Sein Hline.]

 5- 3-51 India      3-0 Indonesia        [HT 1-0]
           [Sahu Mewalal 27', Chaeruddin Siregar 42' OG, P.Venkatesh 50'] 
           [Notes: The second goal is also attributed to Mewalal, whose corner was deflected into the net by Chaerudin.
                   The third goal is also given as an own-goal by Chaeruddin, who tried in vain to block Venkatesh's shot.]
           [India: B.Anthony; T.M.Varghese "Papen", S.N.Manna [c]; Abdul Lateef, Chandan Singh,
                   Noor Mohammed; P.Venkatesh, R.Guha Thakurta, Sahu Mewalal, Ahmed Khan,
                   P.B.A.Saleh.]
           [Indonesia: Maulwi Saelan; Chaeruddin Siregar, Sunar; Jahja, M.Sidhi [c], Tan Liong Houw;
                       Aang Witarsa, Tee San Liong, Darmadhi, Bhe Ing Hien, Sugiono.]

Semifinals

 7- 3-51 Iran       0-0 Japan            [AET (2x7.5 min)]
           [Iran: Amir Agha-Hosseini [c]; Nader Afshar-Naderi, Mansour Hadjian; Mahmoud Bayati,
                  Amir Eraghi, Mohsen Azad; Nader Afshar Alavinejad, Mehdi Masoud-Ansari,
                  George Markarian, Masoud Boroumand, Mahmoud Shakibi.]
           [Japan: Yukio Tsuda; Megumu Tamura, Yoshio Okada; Koji Miyata, Shigeo Sugimoto,
                   Ko Arima; Masanori Tokita, Taro Kagawa, Hirokazu Ninomiya [c],
                   Toshio Iwatani, Takashi Kano.]
           [Note: After the match a two-minute silence was observed to mark the assassination
                  of General Haji Ali Razmara, the Prime Minister of Iran.]

 7- 3-51 India      3-0 Afghanistan      [HT 2-0]
           [P.Venkatesh 10', Sahu Mewalal 16', Santosh Nandy 55']
           [India: K.L.Varadaraj; T.M.Varghese "Papen", S.N.Manna [c]; Abdul Lateef,
                   Chandan Singh, T.Shanmugham; P.Venkatesh, R.Guha Thakurta, Sahu Mewalal,
                   Ahmed Khan, Santosh Nandy.]
           [Afghanistan: Abdul Ghafoor Asar; Ata Mohammad, Yusuf Zai; Hamid Yusuf Sai,
                         Yar Mohammad, Khalil Ullah; Hamid Afzal, Rahman Jahangir,
                         Anwar Quadahri, Sarwar Ayubi, Farid.]
           [Note: Two Afghanistan players were sent off.]

Semifinal replay

 8- 3-51 Iran       3-2 Japan            [HT 1-0]
           [Mehdi Masoud-Ansari 21' 45', Masoud Boroumand 58' / Masanori Tokita 40', Toro Kagawa 50']
           [Note: Amir Agha-Hosseini saved a penalty from Toro Kagawa at 3'.]
           [Note: the JFA gives Ninomiya as the scorer of the second Japanese goal.]
           [Iran: Amir Agha-Hosseini [c]; Nader Afshar-Naderi, Mansour Hadjian;
                  Hussein Soroudi, Amir Eraghi, Mohsen Azad; Nader Afshar Alavinejad,
                  Mehdi Masoud-Ansari, George Markarian, Masoud Boroumand, Mahmoud Shakibi.]
           [Japan: Yukio Tsuda; Megumu Tamura, Yoshio Okada; Koji Miyata, Shigeo Sugimoto,
                   Ko Arima; Masanori Tokita, Toro Kagawa, Hirokazu Ninomiya [c],
                   Toshio Iwatani, Takashi Kano.]

Bronze medal match

 9- 3-51 Japan      2-0 Afghanistan      [HT 0-0]
           [Masanori Tokita 40', Iwatani 45']
           [Note: the JFA reports that Iwatani scored both goals.]
           [Japan: Yukio Tsuda; Megumu Tamura, Yoshio Okada; Koji Miyata, Nobuyuki Kato,
                   Ko Arima; Masanori Tokita, Ken Noritake, Seki Matsunaga, Toshio Iwatani,
                   Takashi Kano.]
           [Afghanistan: Abdul Ghafoor Asar, Hamid Afzal, Rahman Jahangir, (8 unknown)]

Final

10- 3-51 India      1-0 Iran             [HT 0-0]
           [Sahu Mewalal 34']
           [India: B.Anthony; T.M.Varghese "Papen", S.N.Manna [c]; Abdul Lateef, Chandan Singh,
                   Noor Mohammed; P.Venkatesh, R.Guha Thakurta, Sahu Mewalal, Ahmed Khan,
                   Santosh Nandy.]
           [Iran: Amir Agha-Hosseini [c]; Nader Afshar-Naderi, Mansour Hadjian; Hussein Soroudi,
                  Amir Eraghi, Mohsen Azad; Nader Afshar Alavinejad, Mehdi Masoud-Ansari,
                  George Markarian, Masoud Boroumand, Mahmoud Shakibi.]


Friendly
 9- 3-51 Indonesia  4-1 Burma
           [Note: this match is sometimes given (wrongly) as a fifth-place playoff]



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