Football at the Pan Arab Games

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Football at the Pan Arab Games
كرة القدم في دورة الألعاب العربية
Founded 1953
Region Arab world (UAFA)
Number of teams 12 (from 2 confederations)
Current championsFlag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain (1st title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt (4 titles)

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.

The Arab Games, also called the Pan Arab Games, are a regional multi-sport event held between nations from the Arab world. They are organized by the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees. The first Games took place in 1953 in Alexandria, Egypt. Intended to be held every four years since, political turmoil as well as financial difficulties have made the event an unstable one. Women were first allowed to compete in 1985.

A multi-sport event is an organized sporting event, often held over multiple days, featuring competition in many different sports among organized teams of athletes from (mostly) nation-states. The first major, modern, multi-sport event of international significance is the modern Olympic Games.

Arab world Geographic and cultural region in Africa and the Middle East

The Arab world, also known as the Arab nation, the Arabsphere or the Arab states, currently consists of the 22 Arab countries of the Arab League. These Arab states occupy North Africa and West Asia; an area stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean in the southeast. The contemporary Arab world has a combined population of around 422 million inhabitants, over half of whom are under 25 years of age.

Contents

Summaries

The following table gives an overview of medal winners in football at the Pan Arab Games.

YearHostGold medal gameBronze medal game
Gold medalistScoreSilver medalistBronze medalistScoreFourth place
1953
Details
Flag of Egypt (1952-1958).svg
Alexandria
Flag of Egypt (1952-1958).svg
Egypt
4 0Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg
Syria
Flag of Libya (1951-1969).svg
Libya
3 2Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
1957
Details
Flag of Lebanon.svg
Beirut
Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg
Syria
3 1Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg
Tunisia
Flag of Lebanon.svg
Lebanon
w/o Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
1961
Details
Flag of Morocco.svg
Casablanca
Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
n/a Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg
UA Republic
Flag of Libya (1951-1969).svg
Libya
n/a Flag of Lebanon.svg
Lebanon
1965
Details
Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg
Cairo
Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg
UA Republic
2 0Flag of Sudan (1956-1970).svg
Sudan
Flag of Libya (1951-1969).svg
Libya
4 2Flag of Palestine.svg
Palestine
1976
Details
Flag of Syria (1972-1980).svg
Damascus
Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
n/a Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
Flag of Syria (1972-1980).svg
Syria
n/a Flag of South Yemen.svg
South Yemen
1985
Details
Flag of Morocco.svg
Rabat
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg
Iraq
1 0Flag of Morocco.svg
Morocco
Flag of Algeria.svg
Algeria
w/o Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
1992*
Details
Flag of Syria.svg
Damascus
Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
3 2Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
2 1Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
1997
Details
Flag of Lebanon.svg
Beirut
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
1 0Flag of Syria.svg
Syria
Flag of Lebanon.svg
Lebanon
3 1Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
1999
Details
Flag of Jordan.svg
Amman
Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
4 4(a.e.t.)
(3 1 p.)
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg
Iraq
Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg  Libya / Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine
No 3rd Place Match
2004 Flag of Algeria.svg
Algiers
No football tournamentNo football tournament
2007
Details
Flag of Egypt.svg
Cairo
Flag of Egypt.svg
Egypt
n/a Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg
Libya
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg
Saudi Arabia
n/a Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
United Arab Emirates
2011
Details
Flag of Qatar.svg
Doha
Flag of Bahrain.svg
Bahrain
1 0Flag of Jordan.svg
Jordan
Flag of Kuwait.svg
Kuwait
3 0(a.e.t.)Flag of Palestine.svg
Palestine

* The 1992 edition organised as part of the Pan Arab Games, and also counted as Arab Nations Cup.
^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.
^w/o withdrew

The Arab Nations Cup 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.

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 4105
2Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 2103
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 2103
4Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 1214
5Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 1102
6Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 1001
7Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 0213
8Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 0145
9Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 0101
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 0101
11Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 0022
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 0022
13Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 0011
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 0011
Totals (14 nations)11111234

Participating nations

Team Flag of Egypt (1952-1958).svg
1953
Flag of Lebanon.svg
1957
Flag of Morocco.svg
1961
Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg
1965
Flag of Syria (1972-1980).svg
1976
Flag of Morocco.svg
1985
Flag of Syria.svg
1992
Flag of Lebanon.svg
1997
Flag of Jordan.svg
1999
Flag of Egypt.svg
2007
Flag of Qatar.svg
2011
Years
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 3rd1
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain GS1st2
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 1st2nd1st1st1st5
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq GSGS1st2ndGS5
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 4thGSGSGS1st1st2nd7
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait GS3rd4th3rd4
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon GS3rd4thGS3rdGS6
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 3rdGS3rd3rdGSGS3rd2ndGS9
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania GSGSGS3
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 4th1st1st2nd4
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman GSGSGSGS4
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine GS4thGSGS3rd4th6
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar GSGS2
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia GSGS2nd4th2ndGS3rdGS8
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia GS1
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 2ndGSGS3
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 2nd1stGS3rdGS4th2ndGS8
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 2ndGS2
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates GSGSGS4th4
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen GS4thGS3
Total68697116811510
Yemen national football team national association football team

The Yemen national football team, is the national team of Yemen and is controlled by the Yemen Football Association.

South Yemen national football team national association football team

The South Yemen national football team was the national team of South Yemen between 1965 and 1989. The team took part in the Asian Cup finals in 1976, losing 0–8 to Iran and 0–1 to Iraq. They entered their only World Cup qualification campaign, for the 1986 FIFA World Cup, and were knocked out in the first round by Bahrain.

Legend

General statistics (Exclude 1992 Arab Nations Cup)

As end of 2011

RankTeamPartPldWDLGFGADifPts
1Flag of Libya.svg  Libya 935158129773+2453
2Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 62915595142+950
3Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 41816119110+8149
4Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 42014515915+4447
5Flag of Syria.svg  Syria 72912895337+1644
6Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq 52010553923+1635
7Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia 72695123158-2732
8Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon 62587104345-231
9Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine 52575132551-2626
10Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan 3136163319+1419
11Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 285122115+616
12Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 3145181829-1116
13Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 4154381319-615
14Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 2631299010
15Flag of South Yemen.svg  South Yemen 1631278-17
16Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 413058860-525
17Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia 1310256-13
18Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 1410346-23
19Flag of North Yemen.svg  North Yemen 1310236-33
20 Flag of the Sultanate of Lahej.svg Lahej 14103230-283
21Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 2402226-42
22Flag of the Colony of Aden.svg  Aden 14004325-230
23Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania 3120012631-250

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