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The 1988 Arab Nations Cup is the fifth edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Amman, Jordan. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 4th time.

1988 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host countryJordan
Dates8 – 21 July
Teams10 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iraq (4th title)
Runners-up Syria
Third place Egypt
Fourth place Jordan
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored35 (1.46 per match)
Top scorer(s)Iraq Ahmad Radhi
(4 goals)
1985
1992

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

The 8 qualified teams are:

Participants
Zone Team
Hosts   Jordan
Holders   Iraq
Zone 1 (Gulf Area)   Bahrain
  Kuwait
Zone 2 (Red Sea)   Egypt
  Saudi Arabia U23
Zone 3 (North Africa)   Algeria UT
  Tunisia
Zone 4 (East Region)   Syria

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Algeria and Saudi Arabia did not send their senior national teams to the competition. Instead, Algeria sent a University XI, probably an Under-23 squad, while Saudi Arabia's A team was in Australia during the tournament.[1]

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Egypt 4 2 2 0 4 0 +4 6
  Iraq 4 1 3 0 3 1 +2 5
  Lebanon 4 1 2 1 2 4 −2 4
  Tunisia 4 0 3 1 3 4 −1 3
  Saudi Arabia U23 4 0 2 2 1 4 −3 2
Egypt  0 - 0  Saudi Arabia U23
Iraq  1 – 1  Tunisia
Radhi   32' Mahjoubi   62'

Iraq  0 – 0  Lebanon
Saudi Arabia U23  1 – 1  Tunisia
Farhan   80' Maaloul   90'

Egypt  1 – 0  Tunisia
Soliman   62'
Lebanon  1 – 0  Saudi Arabia U23
Hamoud   81'

Iraq  2 – 0  Saudi Arabia U23
Radhi   13'35'
Egypt  3 – 0  Lebanon
Shawky   29'
Abouzaid   68'
H. Hassan   88'

Lebanon  1 – 1  Tunisia
Hamoud   65' Mhadhbi   46'
Iraq  0 – 0  Egypt

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Jordan 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 5
  Syria 4 2 1 1 4 4 0 5
  Algeria UT 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 4
  Kuwait 4 1 1 2 2 3 −1 3
  Bahrain 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3
Jordan  0 – 0  Bahrain
Syria  1 – 1  Algeria UT
Jakalan   31' Hadj Adlane   62'

Jordan  0 – 1  Kuwait
Al Breiki
Algeria UT  0 – 0  Bahrain

Syria  2 – 1  Bahrain
Deeb   9'
Jakalan   83'
Salim   16'
Algeria UT  1 – 0  Kuwait
Hadj Adlane   32'

Syria  1 – 0  Kuwait
Kardaghli   81'
Jordan  2 – 1  Algeria UT
Yadaje   61'
Abdel Muneim   75'
El-Groud   74'

Jordan  2 – 0  Syria
Yadaje   12'
Al Sahob   35'
Kuwait  1 – 1  Bahrain
   

Knock-out stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 July 1988 - Amman
 
 
  Syria0 (4)
 
21 July 1988 - Amman
 
  Egypt0 (3)
 
  Iraq1 (4)
 
19 July 1988 - Amman
 
  Syria 1 (3)
 
  Iraq 3
 
 
  Jordan0
 
Third place
 
 
21 July 1988 - Amman
 
 
  Egypt2
 
 
  Jordan0

Semi-finalsEdit

Syria  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Egypt
Penalties
Kardaghli  
Ahmad  
Al-Qolla  
Deeb  
4 - 3 Abouzeid  
Shawky  
H. Hassan  
Youssef  
Mayhoub  

Iraq  3 – 0  Jordan
Radhi   22'
Ali   45'
Sharif   80'

Third place play-offEdit

Egypt  2 – 0  Jordan
Mayhoub   49'
H. Hassan   90'

FinalEdit

Iraq  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Syria
Gorgis   34' Al-Nasser   33'
Penalties
Mohammed  
Hussein  
Qais  
Shaker  
Oraibi  
4 - 3   Kardaghli
  Ahmad
  Jakalan
  Saad
  Leyous

ResultEdit

 1988 Arab Nations Cup Winners 
 
Iraq
Fourth title

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit