Merdeka Tournament Kuala Lumpur (World Soccer) 1993

ASEAN Football Federation Logo [Reference: 1]

Final Group Tables

Group A
*CASKA Sofia (Bul)3210305
Group B
*FC Aarau (Swi)3210825
*South Korea3210835
Merdeka Tournament Kuala Lumpur (World Soccer) 1993 [Reference: 2]


DateHome TeamAway Team
1993Malaysia2FC Aarau1
1993South Korea1CSKA Sofia0
1993Malaysia3South Korea1 aet
Merdeka Tournament Kuala Lumpur (World Soccer) 1993 [Reference: 2]


Hosts Malaysia won the Merdeka Tournament with a 3-1 victory after extra time in the Final against South Korea. Both had won their Semi-Final against a fancied European Club side (CSKA Sofia of Bulgaria and FC Aarau of Switzerland) who had finished top of the two four-team groups.

Other entrants were fellow ASEAN Football Federation members Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia as well one of the best African Nations, Ghana.


The Merdeka Tournament was a Tournament featuring top South East Asian National teams, as well as National Youth teams and Club teams from more established European Nations and also African National teams. It was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, every summer.

The ASEAN Football Federation is a Sub-Federation within the Asian Football Confederation, covering the South East Asian Nations of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, East Timor, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Camodia (Kampuchea) & Laos.



[1] ASEAN Football Federation (2016) ASEAN Football Federation Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 25 December 2019]


[2] Anon. (1993) “World Service: Internationals” World Soccer May 1993, pg. 61


Thanks to Paul Hui.

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