Arab Nations Cup

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Arab Nations Cup
Founded1963
Region Arab World (UAFA)
Number of teams19
Current championsFlag of Morocco.svg  Morocco (1st title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq (4 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 2012 Arab Nations Cup

The Arab Nations Cup (Arabic : كأس الأمم العربيةKaʾs al-ʾUmam al-ʿArabiyya) is a football competition held between Arab countries. The first edition took place in Lebanon in 1963. Iraq is the most successful team in the history of the tournament with four consecutive titles in 1964, 1966, 1985 and 1988, while Saudi Arabia has won twice in 1998 and 2002. Other winning sides were Tunisia in 1963, Egypt in 1992, and Morocco in 2012. [1]

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History

The Lebanese Football Association was the first to call for the establishment of the tournament, thanks to its president M. Georges Debbas who called to organize a general Arab assembly in 1962 for the organization of the Arab cup of nations. The competition was held in Beirut in October 1963, with the participation of five teams. However, the tournament has seen after the first edition many packages as well as many problems that have prevented the organization steadily.

Results

YearHost nationFinalThird Place Match
ChampionScoreSecond PlaceThird PlaceScoreFourth Place
1963
Details
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg
Tunisia
n/a Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg
Syria
Flag of Lebanon.svg
Lebanon
n/a Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
1964
Details
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg
Iraq
n/a Flag of Libya.svg
Libya
Flag of Lebanon.svg
Lebanon
n/a Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
1966
Details
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg  Iraq Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg
Iraq
2–1Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg
Syria
Flag of Libya.svg
Libya
6–1Flag of Lebanon.svg
Lebanon
1982
Details
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Editions cancelled during qualification because of 1982 Lebanon War.
1985
Details
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg
Iraq
1–0Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg
Bahrain
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
0–0(a.e.t.)
(4–1 p.)
Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
1988
Details
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg
Iraq
1–1(a.e.t.)
(4–3 p.)
Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
2–0Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
1992
Details [n 1]
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
3–2Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
2–1Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
1998
Details
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
3–1Flag of Qatar.svg
Qatar
Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
4–1Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Arab Emirates
2002
Details
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
1–0Flag of Bahrain.svg
Bahrain
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan / Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
No 3rd Place Match
2009
Details
Editions cancelled during qualification because of no sponsor. [2]
2012
Details
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
1–1(a.e.t.)
(3–1 p.)
Flag of Libya.svg
Libya
Flag of Iraq.svg
Iraq
1–0Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Summary

TeamTitlesRunners-upThird-placeFourth-placeSemi-finalists
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 4 (1964, 1966 *, 1985, 1988)1 (2012)
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2 (1998, 2002)1 (1992)1 (1985 *)1 (2012 *)
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1 (1992)1 (1988)
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1 (2012)1 (2002)
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 1 (1963)
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 3 (1963, 1966, 1988)1 (1992 *)
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 2 (1964, 2012)1 (1966)
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 2 (1985, 2002)
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 1 (1998 *)1 (1985)
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 2 (1992, 1998)2 (1963, 1964 *)
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 2 (1963 *, 1964)1 (1966)
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 1 (1988 *)1 (2002)
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 1 (1998)
* hosts

Participating nations

Iraq was banned from the competition from 1991 to 2003 due to international sanctions.

Team Flag of Lebanon.svg
1963
Flag of Kuwait.svg
1964
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg
1966
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
1985
Flag of Jordan.svg
1988
Flag of Syria.svg
1992
Flag of Qatar.svg
1998
Flag of Kuwait.svg
2002
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
2012
Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria GSGS2
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain GS2ndGS2ndGS5
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 3rd1stGSGS4
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1st1st1st1st3rd5
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan GSGSGSGS4thGSGSSF8
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 4th4thGSGS3rd3rdGSGS8
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 3rd3rd4thGSGSGSGS7
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 2nd3rdGS2nd4
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania GS1
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco GSSF1st3
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman GS1
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine GSGSGSGS4
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 4th2nd2
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 3rdGS2nd1st1st4th6
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan GSGSGS3
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 2nd2nd2nd4thGSGS6
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 1stGS2
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 4th1
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen GSGSGS3
Total55106106121011
Legend

Note: Iraq was banned from the competition from 1991 to 2003 due to international sanctions.

General statistics

As end of 2012

RankTeamPartPldWDLGFGADifPts
1Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 52516814616+3056
2Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 62510783428+637
3Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 830106144850–236
4Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 72787123339–631
5Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 4167633916+2327
6Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 62613764323+2027
7Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 82967162557–3225
8Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 4155731712+522
9Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 3126321810+821
10Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 5213992140–1918
11Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 28431145+915
12Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 28422107+314
13Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 393331112–112
14Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 411164181809
15Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 2613236–36
16Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen 310118944–354
17Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 1410368–23
18Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 100000000
19Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania 1200204–40

Source : http://www.mundial11.com/en/competition-teams-st/139

See also

Notes and references

Notes

  1. The 1992 edition organized as part of the 1992 Pan Arab Games football tournament was also counted as a part of the Arab Nations Cup.

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