Merdeka Cup 2023 Schedule: The Merdeka Football Tournament is set for a final between Malaysia and Tajikistan team, on October 17 at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.
Merdeka Cup 2023 Overview
|Event||Merdeka Cup 2023|
|Venue||Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur|
|Teams||India, Malaysia, Tajikistan, Palestine (Withdrew)|
Merdeka Cup 2023 Schedule
The Merdeka Cup 2023 scheduled to take place from October 13 to 17.
As per the official schedule, on October 13, the Indian men’s football team is scheduled to participate in a semi-final match against the host nation, Malaysia.
The Merdeka Cup 2023 final, scheduled for October 17 are set to be held at the Bukit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur between Malaysia and Tajikistan.
Merdeka Cup 2023 Dates:
- Semifinal- October 13 (Friday): India vs Malaysia
- Final- October 17 (Tuesday): Malaysia vs Tajikistan
Merdeka Cup 2023 Time:
- Indian Standard Time (IST): The Merdeka Cup 2023 participants will play both the matches at 6:30pm.
Merdeka Cup 2023 Fixtures
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has altered the Merdeka Cup 2023 Fixtures due to Palestine’s withdrawal from the Merdeka Tournament 2023.
Following this change in the 42nd edition of the Merdeka Tournament’s schedule, the competition will proceed with the participation of just three teams. These teams will now compete in a knockout-style format.
Merdeka Cup 2023 Teams
Below are the three Merdeka Cup 2023 team list:
- Malaysia (host nation)
2023 Merdeka Cup Fixtures | Merdeka Cup 2023 Table
|Semi-Final||13 Oct||Malaysia vs India||6:30 PM||Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur||4-2|
|Final||17 Oct||Malaysia vs Tajikistan||6:30 PM||Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur|
Merdeka Cup 2023 Results
- Malaysia vs India Merdeka Cup Match Result (13 Oct – Semifinal): In the semifinal of Merdeka Cup 2023, the team Malaysia defeated India with a score of 4-2. Malaysia, the winner of semifinal will now face off against the team Tajikistan in the final to be held on 17 Oct.
2023 Merdeka Cup Venue
The Bukit Jalil Stadium, situated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was inaugurated on July 11, 1998, with a seating capacity of 87,411.
Merdeka Cup 2023 Live Telecast in India Channel
Merdeka Cup 2023 Broadcast Channel India Vs Malaysia 2023 Match?
Television: The 2023 Merdeka Football tournament India vs Malaysia match will be live telecast on the Star Sports Network in India.
Where will the 2023 Merdeka Cup be Live Streamed?
OTT Platform: The Merdeka Cup 2023 streaming in India on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
2023 Merdeka Cup Participating Nations Team Players List
Here are the participating players list of each team: India, Malaysia and Tajikistan.
Merdeka Cup 2023 India Squad
Headcoach: Igor Stimac
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith and Dheeraj Singh.
Defenders: Nikhil Poojary, Roshan Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Anwar Ali, Mehtab Singh, Lalchungnunga, Akash Mishra and Subhasish Bose.
Midfielders: Jeakson Singh, Suresh Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Rohit Kumar, Sahal Abdul Samad, Brandon Fernandes, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Udanta Singh, Vikram Pratap Singh, Mahesh Singh Naorem, Liston Colaco and Nandhakumar Sekar.
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri and Manvir Singh.
Team Malaysia Player List for Merdeka Cup
Malaysia Squad: Hazmi, Davies, Saad, Safari, Corbin-Ong, Wilkin, Laine, Abba, Josue, Rashid, Hamlin.
Team Tajikistan Player List for Merdeka Cup
Tajikistan Squad: TBD
What is Merdeka Cup?
The Merdeka Football Tournament, founded in 1957, is an international friendly football competition held in Malaysia to celebrate the country’s Independence Day.
India Participation in Merdeka Cup After 22 Years Gap
Main highlights of this tournament is the return of the Indian men’s football team to the Merdeka Cup, marking their comeback after an absence since 2001.
Why is Palestine team not participating in the Merdeka Cup 2023?
The Palestine team decided to withdraw from the tournament three days before it, as a result of the 2023 Israel-Hamas war.
Merdeka Cup 2023 Prize Money
The Merdeka Cup 2023 winners will be awarded a prize money USD 50,000 (equivalent to 41.6 lakhs in INR), while the runners up will be granted USD 30,000 (25 lakhs in INR).
1. When is the 2023 Merdeka Cup Semifinal of India vs Malaysia?
The India vs Malaysia Merdeka Cup match is scheduled on 13 October (Friday), 6:30 PM (IST) at the Bulkit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2. When is 2023 Merdeka Cup Final?
The Merdeka Cup 2023 Final is on 17 Oct. The semifinal winner will be the team Tajikistan at the Bulkit Jalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.