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The 1966 Arab Nations Cup is the third edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Baghdad, Iraq. The host nation and defending Champions Iraq won the title for the 2nd time.[1]

1966 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host countryIraq
Dates1 – 10 April
Teams9 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iraq (2nd title)
Runners-up Syria
Third place Libya
Fourth place Lebanon
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored90 (4.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Libya Ali Al-Baski
(10 goals)
1964
1982

Contents

Participated teamsEdit

The 9 participated teams are:

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iraq 4 3 1 0 15 3 +12 7
  Lebanon 4 3 1 0 10 3 +7 7
  Jordan 4 1 1 2 6 7 –1 3
  Kuwait 4 0 2 2 8 11 –3 2
  Bahrain 4 0 1 3 7 22 –15 1
Iraq  0 – 0  Lebanon
Kuwait  4 – 4  Bahrain

Iraq  2 – 1  Jordan
Assad  
Hajjaj  
Al-Shaqran  
Lebanon  6 – 1  Bahrain

Iraq  3 – 1  Kuwait
Yousif  
Diab  
Hajjaj  
 
Lebanon  2 – 1  Jordan
    Al-Adwan  

Iraq  10 – 1  Bahrain
Diab        
Jameel    
Ismail  
Najm  
Hameed  
Dawood  
 
Jordan  2 – 2  Kuwait

Lebanon  2 – 1  Kuwait
Jordan  2 – 1  Bahrain
Issa      

Group BEdit

In the first match of group B between Libya and Oman, Oman abandoned the match in 80th minute after a disputed decision while losing 21-0 to Libya, and withdrew from the tournament.[2]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Syria 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 5
  Libya 3 1 2 0 13 0 +13 4
  Palestine 3 1 1 1 8 3 +5 3
  North Yemen 3 0 0 3 2 27 –25 0
  Oman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Libya  21 – 0  Oman
Ben Suweed                  
Al-Baski             
Al-Jahani        
Zand  

Libya  0 – 0  Palestine
Syria  4 – 1  North Yemen

Syria  0 – 0  Libya
Palestine  7 – 0  North Yemen

Syria  3 – 1  Palestine
Libya  16 – 1  North Yemen
Al-Baski          
Ben Suweed          
Al-Hawal    
Al-Khatiti  

Knock-out stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
April 8, 1966 - Baghdad
 
 
  Iraq3
 
April 10, 1966 - Baghdad
 
  Libya1
 
  Iraq2
 
April 8, 1966 - Baghdad
 
  Syria1
 
  Syria1
 
 
  Lebanon0
 
Third place
 
 
April 10, 1966 - Baghdad
 
 
  Libya6
 
 
  Lebanon1

Semi-finalsEdit

Iraq  3 – 1  Libya
Mahmoud  
Balla  
Hajjaj  
Al-Baski  

Syria  1 – 0  Lebanon

Third place play-offEdit

Libya  6 – 1  Lebanon
Al-Baski    
Al-Jahani   
Al-Hawal  
 

FinalEdit

Iraq  2 – 1  Syria
Ismail   68'84' Nureddin   27'
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Attendance: 20 000
Referee: Mamdouh Khourma (Jordan)

ResultEdit

 1966 Arab Nations Cup Winners 
 
Iraq
Second title

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit