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Merdeka Cup 2023 Schedule

Mardeka Cup 2023 News: The upcoming Merdeka Cup 2023 in Malaysia is scheduled to kick off from 13 Oct to 17 Oct 2023. Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) organizes it every year, and the current 2023 Merdeka cup will be the 42nd Edition. Three teams India, Malaysia (host), and Tajikistan will participate in it. Earlier Palestine too was taking part in it, but now they opted out.

Palestine Opted Out

Merdeka tournament 2023 format changes due to Palestine’s withdrawal. After the Palestine vs Israel unrest going on in the Gaza Strip, Palestine withdrew from the 2023 Merdeka Tournament as many of the Palestine footballers, coach, and other staffs are stuck in their country, and will not be able to reach Malaysia to play against the Tajikistan this Friday (13 Oct 2023), and Malaysia/India next week.

Format Change Update

Now after the Palestine pull out from the tournament, only three teams will compete: India, Tajikistan, and Malaysia. There was a speculation that the competition format have changed, the team will play in a round robin to determine the champion team.

But the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has took decision and kept the format as it’s. Here’s the final

Merdeka Cup 2023 Schedule

Here’s the Merdeka cup 2023 fixtures:

Date/TimeTeamsVenueScore
13 Oct 2023
6:30 IST
Malaysia vs IndiaBukit Jalil National Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur
17 Oct 2023
6:30 IST
Tajikistan vs Malaysia/IndiaBukit Jalil National Stadium,
Kuala Lumpur

Tajikistan was earlier scheduled to play with Palestine in the semi final, now they directly qualify for the final. Tajikistan will play either with Malaysia or India based on their 13 Oct 2023 result.

Mardeka Cup 2023 Schedule

Merdeka Cup 2023 Result and Winner

The result and the winner of the Merdeka cup 2023 will be shared below.

2023 Merdeka cup Malaysia vs India Semi Final Match Result

India vs Malaysia Merdeka cup result update here.

Merdeka Cup 2023 Venue

Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the stadium where all the semi final and final matches of Merdeka tournament will be played.

Merdeka Cup 2023 Teams

The FIFA rankings of the 2023 Merdeka participating national teams are as follow:

TeamFIFA Ranking
India102
Tajikistan110
Malaysia (Host)134
*The FIFA ranking is as per dated 21 Sept 2023.

The final squad of Merdeka cup of each team are fixed. Those details are shared below.

2023 Merdeka Cup India Squads

The Merdeka cup Indian players list is out. Here’s the Indian football team for Merdeka cup 2023. The senior mens’ national team is off to Malaysia for the Merdeka Cup.

Goalkeepers:

Midfilder:

Defender:

Forward:

Players in the Indian Squad of Merdeka Cup 2023

7 players are from Mohun Bagan Super Giant
5 players are from Bengaluru FC
4 playera re from Mumbai City FC
4 players are from FC Goa
3 players are from East Bengal
1 player is from Odisha FC
1 player is from Hyderabad FC
1 player is from Kerala Blasters FC

Players in the Indian Squad of Merdeka Cup 2023 are from which clubs

Important Links

Merdeka Tournament WikipediaLink

FAQs about 2023 Mardeka Cup Tournament

When is the Mardeka Cup 2023 starting match?

As per the Mardeka cup 2023 fixtures, the starting match is on 13 Oct 2023 between India and Malaysia at 6:30 PM IST.

When is the final match of Mardeka Cup 2023?

The final match of Mardeka Cup 2023 is on 17 Oct 2023 between Tajikistan and the winner of India vs Malaysia scheduled on 13 Oct 2023.

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