Arab Nations Cup

The Arab Nations Cup (Arabic: كأس الأمم العربية Kaʾs 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]

Arab Nations Cup
Founded1963
RegionArab World (UAFA)
Number of teams19
Current champions Morocco (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Iraq (4 titles)
2012 Arab Nations Cup

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

Year Host nation Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1963
Details
 Lebanon
Tunisia
n/a
Syria

Lebanon
n/a
Kuwait
1964
Details
 Kuwait
Iraq
n/a
Libya

Kuwait
n/a
Lebanon
1966
Details
 Iraq
Iraq
2–1
Syria

Libya
6–1
Lebanon
1982
Details
 Lebanon Cancelled during qualification Cancelled during qualification
1985
Details
 Saudi Arabia
Iraq
1–0
Bahrain

Saudi Arabia
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–1 p.)

Qatar
1988
Details
 Jordan
Iraq
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p.)

Syria

Egypt
2–0
Jordan
1992(1)
Details
 Syria
Egypt
3–2
Saudi Arabia

Kuwait
2–1
Syria
1998
Details
 Qatar
Saudi Arabia
3–1
Qatar

Kuwait
4–1
United Arab Emirates
2002
Details
 Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
1–0
Bahrain
 Jordan /  Morocco
No 3rd Place Match
2009
Details
Cancelled during qualification Cancelled during qualification
2012
Details
 Saudi Arabia
Morocco
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–1 p.)

Libya

Iraq
1–0
Saudi Arabia

^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

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place Semi-finalists
 Iraq 4 (1964, 1966*, 1985, 1988) 1 (2012)
 Saudi Arabia 2 (1998, 2002) 1 (1992) 1 (1985*) 1 (2012*)
 Egypt 1 (1992) 1 (1988)
 Morocco 1 (2012) 1 (2002)
 Tunisia 1 (1963)
 Syria 3 (1963, 1966, 1988) 1 (1992*)
 Libya 2 (1964, 2012) 1 (1966)
 Bahrain 2 (1985, 2002)
 Qatar 1 (1998*) 1 (1985)
 Kuwait 3 (1964*, 1992, 1998)
 Lebanon 1 (1963*) 2 (1964, 1966)
 Jordan 1 (1988*) 1 (2002)
 United Arab Emirates 1 (1998)
* hosts

Medal Table

As of 2012
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Iraq4015
2 Saudi Arabia2114
3 Egypt1012
 Morocco1012
5 Tunisia1001
6 Syria0303
7 Libya0213
8 Bahrain0202
9 Qatar0101
10 Kuwait0033
11 Jordan0011
 Lebanon0011
Totals (12 nations)991028

Participating nations

Team
1963

1964

1966

1985

1988

1992

1998

2002

2012
Years
 Algeria GSGS 2
 Bahrain GS2ndGS2ndGS 5
 Egypt 3rd1stGSGS 4
 Iraq 1st1st1st1st3rd 5
 Jordan GSGSGSGS4thGSGSSF 8
 Kuwait 4th3rdGSGS3rd3rdGSGS 8
 Lebanon 3rd4th4thGSGSGSGS 7
 Libya 2nd3rdGS2nd 4
 Mauritania GS 1
 Morocco GSSF1st 3
 Oman GS 1
 Palestine GSGSGSGS 4
 Qatar 4th2nd 2
 Saudi Arabia 3rdGS2nd1st1st4th 6
 Sudan GSGSGS 3
 Syria 2nd2nd2nd4thGSGS 6
 Tunisia 1stGS 2
 United Arab Emirates 4th 1
 Yemen GSGSGS 3
Total5486106121011
Legend

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

General statistics

As end of 2012

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

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

See also

References

  1. "The results of the General Meeting of UAFA's Executive Committee". Archived from the original on 2017-12-26. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
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