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The 1998 Arab Nations Cup is the seventh edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Qatar, in Doha. Saudi Arabia won their first title.

1998 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host countryQatar
Dates22 September – 1 October
Teams12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Saudi Arabia (1st title)
Runners-up Qatar
Third place Kuwait
Fourth place United Arab Emirates
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored52 (3.25 per match)
Top scorer(s)Saudi Arabia Obeid Al-Dosari
(8 goals)
Best player(s)Qatar Mubarak Mustafa
Best goalkeeperSaudi Arabia Mohamed Al-Deayea
1992
2002

Contents

QualifyingEdit

The 12 qualified teams are:

Participants
Zone Team
Hosts   Qatar
Holders   Egypt U21
Zone 1 (Gulf Area)   Kuwait
  United Arab Emirates
Zone 2 (Red Sea)   Sudan
Zone 3 (North Africa)   Algeria U23
  Libya
Zone 4 (East Region)   Lebanon
  Jordan
  Syria
World Cup qualifiers   Morocco U23
  Saudi Arabia

SquadsEdit

OverviewEdit

Algeria, Egypt and Morocco did not send their senior national teams but instead sent their Under-23 teams to the competition.[1]

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Qatar 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
  Jordan 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
  Libya 2 0 0 2 2 4 −2 0
Qatar  2–1  Libya
Khamis   44'
Mustafa   49'
Ramadan   43'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Mohamed Koussa (Syria)

Libya  1–2  Jordan
El-Masli   61' Al-Sheikh   36'
Ali   64'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Salah Ahmed (Sudan)

Qatar  2–0  Jordan
Mustafa   17'
Khamis   69'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Qassem Hamza (Kuwait)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Kuwait 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 6
  Egypt U21 2 1 0 1 3 5 −2 3
  Syria 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0
  Egypt U212–1  Syria
Rajab   37'
Al-Doumani   44'
Mahmalji   67'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Omar Al-Mehanna (Saudi Arabia)

  Egypt U211–4  Kuwait
Al-Doumani   25' Al Houwaidi   4'
Mubarak   19'
Haji   85' (pen.)
Abdullah   90'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Hisham Qirat (Tunisia)

Kuwait  4–0  Syria
Al Houwaidi   10'
Abdullah   23'
Al-Saleh   35'
Bakhit   57'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Salah Ahmed (Sudan)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United Arab Emirates 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 3
  Morocco U23 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
  Sudan 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 3
Morocco U23  1–0  United Arab Emirates
Termina   86'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Qassem Hamza (Kuwait)

Morocco U23  1–2  Sudan
Sektioui   25' Al-Nour   42, 45'
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Qassem Hamza (Kuwait)

United Arab Emirates  4–1  Sudan
Saeed   13'
Obaid   83' (pen.)88' (pen.)
Hassan   90'
Jaafar   68'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Omar Al-Mehanna (Saudi Arabia)

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Saudi Arabia 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 6
  Lebanon 2 0 1 1 1 4 −3 1
  Algeria U23 2 0 1 1 0 3 −3 1
Algeria U23  0–0  Lebanon
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Juma'a Al-Ali (Qatar)

Saudi Arabia  3–0  Algeria U23
Al-Dosari   8'90'
Suwayed   54'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Abdulaziz Al-Mulla (United Arab Emirates)

Saudi Arabia  4–1  Lebanon
Al-Dosari   28'38'77'
Al-Temyat   82'
Al-Indari   88'
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Juma'a Al-Ali (Qatar)

Knock-out stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
29 September 1998 - Doha
 
 
  Saudi Arabia2
 
1 October 1998 - Doha
 
  Kuwait1
 
  Saudi Arabia3
 
29 September 1998 - Doha
 
  Qatar 1
 
  Qatar 2
 
 
  United Arab Emirates1
 
Third place
 
 
1 October 1998 - Doha
 
 
  Kuwait4
 
 
  United Arab Emirates 1

Semi-finalsEdit

Saudi Arabia  2 - 1  Kuwait
Al-Thunayan   65'
Al Temawi   79'
Youssouf   3'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Hisham Qirat (Tunisia)

Qatar  2 - 1  United Arab Emirates
Nazmi   65'
Al-Kowari   75'
Hassan   60'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Mohamed Koussa (Syria)

Third place play-offEdit

Kuwait  4 - 1  United Arab Emirates
Haji   41' (pen)
Abdullah   67, 87, 90'
Ali   26'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Mourad Bendada (Algeria)

FinalEdit

Saudi Arabia  3 - 1  Qatar
Al-Dosari   28, 49, 64' Mustafa   82'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Abdulaziz Hassan (Bahrain)

ResultEdit

 1998 Arab Nations Cup Winners 
 
Saudi Arabia
First title

AwardsEdit

Top Scorer:

Most Valuable Player:

Best Keeper:

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit