19th Arabian Gulf Cup

The 19th Arabian Gulf Cup (Arabic: كأس الخليج العربي) was the nineteenth edition of the biannual Gulf Cup competition, and took place in Muscat, Oman, from 4 to 17 January 2009 and was won by Oman for the first time in its history,[1] in a penalty shootout against regional rivals, Saudi Arabia.

19th Arabian Gulf Cup
'الخلیج العربي
Kass Al-Khaleej Al-Arabi, or Khaleeji 19
2009 Gulf Cup of Nations logo.svg
19th Arabian Gulf Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryOman
Dates4–17 January 2009
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Oman (1st title)
Runners-up Saudi Arabia
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored31 (2.07 per match)
Top scorer(s)Oman Hassan Rabia (4 goals)
Best player(s)Saudi Arabia Majed Al-Marshedi
Best goalkeeperOman Ali Al-Habsi
2007
2010
All statistics correct as of 17 January.

The 19th Arabian Gulf Cup marked as a milestone in the competition when it was broadcast for the first time in HD, and featured virtual graphics, such as distance between free kick barrier and the goal, 9.15 m circle for free-kicks, and off-side line detection with help from Al-Jazeera Sports.[2] Many praised Al-Jazeera for their excellent coverage of the competition, noting that the camerawork was very similar to UEFA Euro 2008.

The postponing of the competitionEdit

The 19th Arabian Gulf Cup was originally planned out to be held in 2008, but due to Cyclone Gonu damaging Muscat six months before the planned time of the event, it was then postponed to early 2009.

TeamsEdit

8 teams participated in the tournament.

The DrawEdit

  • The draw was held in Oman on 29 October 2008.
  • Eight teams were divided into two groups, Oman (The host nation) was in group A, The UAE (The holder) in group B, while the rest of the teams were placed in a pot based in October 2008's FIFA ranking.
  • Oman played the opening match at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex.

SeedingsEdit

Pot
National Team
FIFA Ranking
A   Oman (Host)
96
  United Arab Emirates (Holder)
110
B   Saudi Arabia
48
  Bahrain
80
C   Iraq
72
  Qatar
84
D   Kuwait
127
  Yemen
145

VenuesEdit

Muscat Muscat
Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Royal Oman Police Stadium
Capacity: 39,000 Capacity: 15,000
   

SquadsEdit

MatchesEdit

[3]

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Oman 3 2 1 0 6 0 +6 7
  Kuwait 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  Bahrain 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
  Iraq 3 0 1 2 2 8 −6 1
Oman  0–0  Kuwait
Bahrain  3–1  Iraq
Yaser   28'
Adnan   69' (pen.)
Al-Dakeel   90+2'
Mahmoud   81' (pen.)

Iraq  0–4  Oman
H. Rabia   23', 65', 79'
Al-Hosni   50'
Bahrain  0–1  Kuwait
Neda   28'

Oman  2–0  Bahrain
Al-Maimani   14'
Bashir   71'
Iraq  1–1  Kuwait
Abdul-Zahra   66' Khalaf   37'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 0 9 0 +9 7
  Qatar 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
  United Arab Emirates 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
  Yemen 3 0 0 3 2 11 −9 0
United Arab Emirates  3–1  Yemen
M. Omar   6' (pen.)
Al-Hammadi   14'
Al-Shehhi   67'
Al-Nono   90+1'

Saudi Arabia  6–0  Yemen
Al-Qahtani   4'
Mouath   11', 83'
Shuhail   18'
Otaif   19'
Al-Mousa   36'

Qatar  2–1  Yemen
Haroon   13'
Siddiq   90+8'
Al-Nono   31'

Semi finalsEdit

Oman  1–0  Qatar
H. Rabia   18'
Kuwait  0–1  Saudi Arabia
Al-Fraidi   63'

FinalEdit

WinnersEdit

 19th Arabian Gulf Cup Winners 
 
Oman
First title

GoalscorersEdit

Team statisticsEdit

This table shows all team performance.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD
Final phase
1   Oman 5 3 2 0 7 0 +7
2   Saudi Arabia 5 3 2 0 10 0 +10
3   Kuwait 4 1 2 1 2 2 0
  Qatar 4 1 2 1 2 2 0
Eliminated in the group stage
5   United Arab Emirates 3 1 1 1 3 4 –1
6   Bahrain 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1
7   Iraq 3 0 1 2 2 8 –6
8   Yemen 3 0 0 3 2 11 –9

Total goals by teamEdit

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://goalzz.com/main.aspx?g=51&winners=true – Oman win the Gulf Cup 1 time in their history
  2. ^ "WTVision broadcasts real-time statistics at 2009 Gulf Cup in Oman - News - wTVision". Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2010. – Al-Jazeera Sports plays HD for the Gulf Cup.
  3. ^ "Match schedules from the official 2009 Gulf Cup site". gulfcup19.com. 17 January 2009. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2010.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y96is3Fld7Q – Mohammed Abdo short interview in the stadium before the penalty shootout
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bCvhk1X1qg – Al-Maimani revealing a pro-Gaza shirt after his goal
  6. ^ http://sports.makcdn.com/imgs/News/197406/Feature.jpg Archived 14 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine – Yemen t-shirts, "Our hearts with Gaza"
  7. ^ "Team photo of Kuwait with their "Palestine scarves"". gulfcup19.com. 4 January 2009. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2009.

External linksEdit