2016 AIFF Youth Cup

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2016 AIFF Youth Cup
Tournament details
Host countryIndia
Dates15 May – 25 May (11 days)
Teams5 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsTemplate:Fbu (1st title)
Runners-upTemplate:Fbu
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Tournament statistics
Matches played12
Goals scored34 (2.83 per match)

The 2016 AIFF Youth Cup was the first edition of the AIFF Youth Cup, organised by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) as a preparatory tournament for the India under-17 team for the 2016 AFC U-16 Championship and the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The tournament was held from 15 May to 25 May 2016 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco, Goa.[1] A total of five teams participated in the tournament after being invited by the All India Football Federation.

Format[edit | edit source]

The AIFF announced that the tournament would be divided into two stages: Group stage and play-off stage. The group stage saw each team facing all others once. The top four teams of the group qualified for the play-off stage. The top two teams faced off in the final to determine the champions, while the 3rd and 4th-ranked teams faced off in the third-place play-off.

Venue[edit | edit source]

The Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa was announced as the venue for the tournament.[2]

Vasco, Goa
2016 AIFF Youth Cup (Goa)
Tilak Maidan Stadium
Capacity: 12,000
Tilak Maidan Stadium.jpg

Teams[edit | edit source]

The following U17 teams were invited by the AIFF to participate in the tournament.[3]

Country Confederation FIFA rank*[4]
Template:Fbu CONCACAF 29
Template:Fbu AFC 54
Template:Fbu CAF 129
Template:Fbu AFC 162
Template:Fbu AFC 174

* The FIFA rankings denote the rankings for the respective senior national teams as of 5 May 2015

Matches[edit | edit source]

The AIFF announced the fixtures for the tournament on 2 May 2016.[1]

Group stage[edit | edit source]

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Third-place play-off[edit | edit source]

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Final[edit | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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