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The 2002 Arab Nations Cup was the eighth edition of the Arab Nations Cup football competition, hosted in the nation of Kuwait. The Saudi Arabia, who were the defending champions from the last Arab Nations Cup, again won the title for a 2nd time at the conclusion of the competition.

2002 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host countryKuwait
Dates16 – 30 December
Teams10 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Saudi Arabia (2nd title)
Runners-up Bahrain
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Goals scored66 (2.87 per match)
1998
2009

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Participated teamsEdit

The 10 teams participated in the tournament. Morocco has been represented by Morocco national under-23 football team.[1]

Participants
Zone Team
Hosts   Kuwait
Holders   Saudi Arabia
Zone 1 (Gulf Area)   Bahrain
Zone 2 (Red Sea)   Sudan
  Yemen
Zone 3 (North Africa)   Morocco U23
Zone 4 (East Region)   Lebanon
  Jordan
  Palestine
  Syria

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Jordan 4 2 2 0 6 4 +2 8
  Morocco U23 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 5
  Kuwait 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5
  Sudan 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1 4
  Palestine 4 0 3 1 7 9 −2 3
Kuwait  1–1  Morocco U23
Laheeb   46' El Moubarki   26'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Mahmoud Abbas (Syria)
Palestine  1–1  Jordan
Al-Kord   5' Aqel   11'

Morocco U23  1–1  Jordan
Kaïssi   4' Abu Zema   64' (pen.)
Kuwait  1–0  Sudan
Neda   90'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Mohamed Zekrini (Algeria)

Jordan  2–1  Sudan
Salim   17'
Abu Zema   82' (pen.)
Ali   84'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Mahmoud Abbas (Syria)
Morocco U23  3–1  Palestine
Armoumen   30'40'
Kherrazi   88'
Al-Kord   52'

Sudan  2–2  Palestine
Farjallah   51'
Al-Tijani   88'
Salem   31'
Al-Kord   53'
Jordan  2–1  Kuwait
Al-Zboun   69'83' B. Abdullah   86'
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Hisham Qirat (Tunisia)

Kuwait  3–3  Palestine
Neda   30'
B. Abdullah   68'73'
Asad   15'
Atura   38'
Al-Jaish   46'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Saudi Arabia 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 10
  Bahrain 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 7
  Syria 4 2 0 2 8 6 +2 6
  Lebanon 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2 4
  Yemen 4 0 1 3 5 13 −8 1
Saudi Arabia  2–1  Bahrain
Al-Obaili   33'
Al-Meshal   71'
Report Yousef   44'
Yemen  0–4  Syria
Rafe   26'
Al Sayed   52'
Al Khatib   57' (pen.)70'

Bahrain  2–0  Syria
Hassan   82'
Al-Dosari   90' (pen.)
Saudi Arabia  1–0  Lebanon
Tamim   90+2' Report
Attendance: 700
Referee: Ridha Al-Baltaji (Egypt)

Syria  4–1  Lebanon
Al Khatib   44'
Rafe   46, 52, 59'
Qassas   54'
Bahrain  3–1  Yemen
Hassan   45'83'90' Al-Salimi   89'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Ridha Al-Baltaji (Egypt)

Lebanon  4–2  Yemen
Antar   11'51'60'
Hojeij   62'
Al-Qadimi   24'
Abboud   70'
Syria  0–3  Saudi Arabia
Report Tukar   1'
Khariri   71'
Al-Meshal   90+3'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Mohamed Zekrini (Algeria)

Yemen  2–2  Saudi Arabia
Al-Salimi   14'
Saeed   59'
Report Al-Qahtani   36'81'
Lebanon  0–0  Bahrain
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Hisham Qirat (Tunisia)

Knock-out stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
28 Dec 2002 – Kuwait City
 
 
  Saudi Arabia 2
 
30 Dec 2002 – Kuwait City
 
  Morocco U230
 
  Saudi Arabia1
 
28 Dec 2002 – Kuwait City
 
  Bahrain 0
 
  Bahrain2
 
 
  Jordan1
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Saudi Arabia  2–0  Morocco U23
Al-Waked   20'
Al-Meshal   57'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Mahmoud Abbas (Syria)
Bahrain  2–1 (asdet)  Jordan
Ali   79'   91' Al-Zboun   43'
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Qassem Hamza (Kuwait)

FinalEdit

Saudi Arabia  1–0 (asdet)  Bahrain
Noor   94' Report
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Mohamed Zekrini (Algeria)

WinnersEdit

 2002 Arab Nations Cup Winners 
 
Saudi Arabia
Second title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "تأكيد مشاركة المغرب بالمنتخب الأولمبي في بطولة كأس العرب". Asharq Al-Awsat. Saeed Abu Salah-Eddine. November 29, 2002.

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