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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The Iraq national football team represents Iraq in international football. The team is known by its fans as Asood Al-Rafidain, which means Lions of Mesopotamia, and is controlled by the Iraq Football Association (IFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as well as the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF), the Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA) and the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation (AGCFF).

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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 has done 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 a large number of problems that have prevented the organization steadily.

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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 (1951-1969).svg
Libya
Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
n/a Flag of Lebanon.svg
Lebanon
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 (1951-1969).svg
Libya
6–1Flag of Lebanon.svg
Lebanon
1982
Details
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Cancelled during qualificationCancelled during qualification
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( 1 )
Details
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
Cancelled during qualificationCancelled during qualification
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
2019
Details
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan

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

1 The 1992 edition organised as part of the Pan Arab Games, but counted for the Arab Nations Cup.

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

Summary

TeamTitlesRunners-upThird-placeFourth-placeSemi-finalists
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 5 (1964, 1966 *, 1985, 1988, 2019)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 (2019)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 3 (1964 *, 1992, 1998)
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 1 (1963 *)2 (1964, 1966)
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 1 (1988 *,2019)1 (2002)
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 1 (1998)
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 1 (2019)
* hosts

Medal Table

As of 2019
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 5016
2Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 2114
3Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1113
4Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 1012
5Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 1001
6Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 0303
7Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 0213
8Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 0202
9Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 0101
10Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 0033
11Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 0011
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 0011
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 0011
Totals (13 nations)10101131

Participating nations

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
Flag of Sudan.svg
2019
! Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria GSGSQF3
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain GS2ndGS2ndGS5
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 3rd1stGSGS2nd5
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1st1st1st1st3rd1st5
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan GSGSGSGS4thGSGSSF4th9
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 4th3rdGSGS3rd3rdGSGSGS9
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 3rd4th4thGSGSGSGS7
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 GSGSGSGS3rd5
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 4th2nd2
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 3rdGS2nd1st1st4thGS7
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan GSGSGSQF4
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 2nd2nd2nd4thGSGSQF6
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 1stGSGS3
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 4th1
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen GSGSGS3
Total54861061210119
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

The Palestine Cup of Nations, is a football competition which was held between Arab countries. The tournament apparently acted as replacement for the Arab Nations Cup during the long interruption between 1966 and 1985 and did not account as the Arab Cup, it held on three occasions in Arab countries in the 1970s. The first edition was held in 1972 in Iraq.

The Pan Arab Games are a regional multi-sport event held between nations from the Arab world. A men's football tournament has been held at every session of the Games since 1953, except for 2004.

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