1985 Arab Cup

The 1985 Arab Cup was the fourth edition of the Arab Cup hosted by Ta'if, Saudi Arabia. The competition come back after nineteen years of absence. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 3rd time.

1985 Arab Cup
Tournament details
Host countrySaudi Arabia
Dates3 – 12 July
Teams6 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iraq B (3rd title)
Runners-up Bahrain
Third place Saudi Arabia
Fourth place Qatar
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored21 (2.1 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iraq Anad Abid
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Saudi Arabia Mohamed Abd Al-Jawad
Best goalkeeperBahrain Mohammed Saleh
Fair play award Jordan
1982
1988

Qualified teamsEdit

The 6 qualified teams are:

Participants
Zone Team
Zone 1 (Gulf Area)   Bahrain
  Qatar
Zone 2 (Red Sea)   Saudi Arabia
Zone 3 (North Africa)   Mauritania
Zone 4 (East Region)   Iraq
  Jordan

VenuesEdit

Ta’if
King Fahd Stadium
Capacity: 17,000
 

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Saudi Arabia 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 6
  Qatar 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
  Jordan 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0
Saudi Arabia  4–0  Jordan
Nu'eimeh   45'
Azmi   49' (o.g.)
Al-Musaibeah   58'
Al-Bishi   89'
Report
Referee: Nizar Watti (Syria)

Qatar  2–0  Jordan
Khalfan   32'
Muftah   66'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bahrain 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
  Iraq B 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
  Mauritania 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
Iraq B  1–1  Bahrain
Abid   42' Report Eid   78'

Bahrain  2–0  Mauritania
Shwetar   15'74'

Iraq B  2–0  Mauritania
Mahmoud   42'
Abid   60'
Referee: Mohammed Senhoub (Yemen)

Knock-out stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
10 July 1985 – Taif
 
 
  Iraq B3
 
12 July 1985 – Taif
 
  Saudi Arabia2
 
  Iraq B1
 
10 July 1985 – Taif
 
  Bahrain0
 
  Bahrain (a.e.t.)1 (4)
 
 
  Qatar1 (2)
 
Third place
 
 
12 July 1985 – Taif
 
 
  Saudi Arabia (a.e.t.)0 (4)
 
 
  Qatar 0 (1)

Semi-finalsEdit

Iraq B  3–2  Saudi Arabia
Abid   12'18'
Rashid   28'
Report Nu'eimeh   12' (pen.)
Abd Al-Jawad   88'

Bahrain  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Qatar
Penalties
4–2

Third place play-offEdit

FinalEdit

Iraq B  1–0  Bahrain
Abid   21' Report
Referee: Abdul Aziz Al-Salmi (Kuwait)

GoalscorersEdit

5 goals

External linksEdit