1998 Arab Cup Winners' Cup

The 1998 Arab Cup Winners' Cup was the ninth edition of the Arab Cup Winners' Cup held in Beirut, Lebanon between 19 – 30 August 1998. The teams represented Arab nations from Africa and Asia. MC Oran from Algeria won the final against Al-Jaish from Syria for consecutively the second time.

1998 Arab Cup Winners' Cup
الكأس العربية للأندية الفائزة بالكؤوس 1998
Tournament details
Host countryLebanon
CityBeirut
Dates19 – 30 August 1998
Teams13 (from UAFA confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions MC Oran (2nd title)
Runners-up Al-Jaish
Third place Al-Qadsia
Fourth place Al-Nejmeh
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored50 (3.33 per match)
Top scorer(s) Wael Nazha
Adel Al-Shammari
Said Bayazid
(3 goals each)

Qualifying round

Al-Nejmeh (the hosts) and MC Oran (the holders) qualified automatically.

Zone 1 (Gulf Area)

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Rayyan 4–4 (a) Al-Qadsia 3–2 1–2
Al-Wasl w/o Al-Muharraq

Al-Qadsia & Al-Wasl advanced to the final tournament.

Zone 2 (Red Sea)

Qualifying tournament held in Saudi Arabia. Al-Wehda Sana'a of Yemen withdrew from the tournament.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Al-Mourada 0–0 Al-Ismaily
Al-Ta'ee 1–0 Al-Ismaily
Al-Ta'ee 0–2 Al-Mourada
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Al-Mourada 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 4
Al-Ta'ee 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 3
Al-Ismaily 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1
Al-Wehda Sana'a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source:

Al-Mourada & Al-Ta'ee advanced to the final tournament.

Zone 3 (North Africa)

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Al-Nasr Benghazi w/o USM Alger

Al-Nasr Benghazi advanced to the final tournament.

Zone 4 (East Region)

Qualifying tournament held in Beirut, Lebanon between 2 – 4 June 1998.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Day 1 (2 June)
Al-Jaish 1–0 Al-Wehdat
Al-Ansar 1–0 Khadamat Rafah
Day 2 (4 June)
Al-Jaish 6–2 Khadamat Rafah
Al-Ansar 2–0 Al-Wehdat
Day 3 (6 June)
Al-Wehdat 6–3 Khadamat Rafah
Al-Ansar 3–3 Al-Jaish
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Al-Jaish 3 2 1 0 10 5 +5 7
Al-Ansar 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
Al-Wehdat 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3
Khadamat Rafah 3 0 0 3 5 9 4 0
Source:

Al-Jaish advanced to the final tournament.

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Al-Qadsia 3 3 0 0 10 2 +8 9
Al-Nejmeh 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 3
Al-Nasr Benghazi 3 1 0 2 3 5 2 3
Al-Mourada 3 1 0 2 2 10 8 3
Source:
Al-Nejmeh 2 – 1 Al-Mourada
Nazha  45', 89' Barsham  61'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Nasser Al Hamdan (Saudi Arabia)
Al-Nasr Benghazi 1 – 2 Al-Qadsia
M. Abdulsalam  65' Al-Saleh  52'
Sadeq  59'

Al-Mourada 1 – 3 Al-Qadsia
Makeen  42' Ah. Al-Shammari  55'
Bu Swehe  56'
Ad. Al-Shammari  73'
Referee: Jasem Khouri (Qatar)
Al-Nejmeh 1 – 1 Al-Nasr Benghazi
Nazha  90+2' Mohammad  54'

Al-Nasr Benghazi 6 – 1 Al-Mourada
M. Abdulsalam  27', 65' (pen.), 90+2'
K. Abdulsalam  42'
Taha  60'
Mansur  90+1'
Barsham  98'
Al-Nejmeh 3 – 3 Al-Qadsia
Sanamian  11', 90+1'
Shahrour  89'
Ad. Al-Shammari  45+1', 82'
Al-Khalidi  72'
Attendance: 26,000
Referee: Hassan Aly Hassan (Egypt)

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Al-Jaish 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5
MC Oran 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
Al-Wasl 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Al-Ta'ee 3 1 0 2 3 7 4 3
Source:
MC Oran 1 – 2 Al-Wasl
Mecheri  30' Isa  20'
Khamees  90' (pen.)
Referee: Taleb Ramadan (Lebanon)
Al-Jaish 3 – 0 Al-Ta'ee
Bayazid  12', 77' (pen.)
Homsi  53' (pen.)
Referee: Hassan Aly Hassan (Egypt)

MC Oran 0 – 0 Al-Jaish
Referee: Omar Shetawi (Jordan)
^note  : The UAFA announced that the match between MC Oran and Al-Jaish, which was scheduled for 22 August at 18:00 was postponed to 26 August due to poisoning of some players MC Oran.
Al-Wasl 0 – 1 Al-Ta'ee
Al-Reayea  35'
Referee: Zoubeir Nouira (Tunisia)

MC Oran 4 – 2 Al-Ta'ee
Madani  9' (o.g.)
Mecheri  10'
Belatoui  50' (pen.)
Amrane  68'
Abdulkareem  15' (pen.)
Mashal  17'
Referee: Taleb Ramadan (Lebanon)
Al-Jaish 1 – 1 Al-Wasl
Mostafa  68' (pen.) Darwish  31'
Referee: Omar Shetawi (Jordan)

Knock-out stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 August – Beirut
 
 
Al-Qadsia 1
 
30 August – Beirut
 
MC Oran (a.e.t.) 2
 
MC Oran (a.e.t.) 2
 
27 August – Beirut
 
Al-Jaish 1
 
Al-Jaish 3
 
 
Al-Nejmeh 1
 

Semi-finals

Al-Qadsia 1 – 2 (a.e.t.) MC Oran
Saoula  47' (o.g.) Amrane  37'
Zerrouki  105+1'
Referee: Zoubeir Nouira (Tunisia)

Al-Jaish 3 – 1 Al-Nejmeh
Bayazid  34'
Mostafa  55'
Hajj-Mustapha  69'
Abbas  17'

Final

MC Oran 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Al-Jaish
Boukessassa  53'
Gaïd  95'
Khalaf  11'
Referee: Jasem Khouiri (Qatar)

Winners

1998 Arab Cup Winners' Cup

MC Oran
Second title

References

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