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The 1985 Arab Nations Cup is the fourth edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Taif, Saudi Arabia. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 3rd time.

1985 Arab Nations 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
(4 goals)
1982
1988

Contents

Participated teamsEdit

The 6 participated teams are:

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

Qatar  2–0  Jordan

Saudi Arabia  1–0  Qatar
Mohammad   61' Report

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    

Bahrain  2–0  Mauritania

Iraq B  2–0  Mauritania
Abid  
Mahmoud  

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'
Rasheed   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  

ResultEdit

 1985 Arab Nations Cup Winners 
 
Iraq
Third title

External linksEdit