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The 18th Arabian Gulf Cup (Arabic: was the كأس الخليج العربي‎) 18th edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup. It took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 17 to 30 January 2007.[1]

18th Arabian Gulf Cup
كأس الخليج العربي, او خليجي 18
Kass Al-Khaleej Al-Arabi, or Khaleeji 18
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18th Arabian Gulf Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Arab Emirates
Dates17–30 January
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United Arab Emirates
Runners-up Oman
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored31 (2.07 per match)
Top scorer(s)United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar (5 goals)
Best player(s)United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar
Best goalkeeperOman Ali Al-Habsi
Fair play award Yemen
2004
2009

The tournament was won by hosts UAE, who beat neighbors Oman 1–0 in the final, courtesy of a goal by Ismail Matar who finished the tournament as top scorer with five goals in all. The UAE became the fifth country to lift the title after Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

In the competition there was also some very serious disciplinary problems with a total of 38 yellow cards and 7 red cards awarded in only 12 matches. As in previous Gulf Cups there have also been bad refereeing calls.

MatchesEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Oman 9 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3
  United Arab Emirates 6 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1
  Kuwait 1 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2
  Yemen 1 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2
United Arab Emirates  1–2  Oman
Matar   65' Bashir   36'
Al-Hosni   52'

Kuwait  1–1  Yemen
Al-Mutawa   74' (pen.) Ali Alomki   16'

Kuwait  1–2  Oman
Al-Rashidi   81' Al-Hosni   8'
Saleh   85'

United Arab Emirates  2–1  Yemen
Omar   2' (pen.)
Saeed   64'
Al-Sasi   90+2'

Oman  2–1  Yemen
Al-Touqi   1'
Al Busafy   88'
Saleh   9'

United Arab Emirates  3–2  Kuwait
Matar   1'   90+1'
Khalil   33'
Al-Mutawa   31'
Al-Fahd   35'

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Saudi Arabia 7 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2
  Bahrain 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
  Iraq 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
  Qatar 1 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2
Saudi Arabia  2–1  Bahrain
Al-Qahtani   26' (pen.)   89' Yousef   13' (pen.)

Qatar  0–1  Iraq
H.M. Mohammed   39'

Bahrain  1–1  Iraq
Al-Marzouqi   8' H.M. Mohammed   11'

Saudi Arabia  1–1  Qatar
Mouath   72' Nasser   10'

Qatar  1–2  Bahrain
Khalfan   19' Hubail   45'   90+1'

Saudi Arabia  1–0  Iraq
Al-Qahtani   12' (pen.)

Semi FinalsEdit

Oman  1–0  Bahrain
Al-Maimani   55'

Saudi Arabia  0–1  United Arab Emirates
Matar   90+1'

FinalEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In the beginning 15 minutes of the Oman-Yemen game, the cameras were malfunctioning, resulting in the side cameras being the only coverage of that part of the match.

WinnersEdit

 18th Arabian Gulf Cup Winners 
 
United Arab Emirates
First title

AwardsEdit

Top Goalscorers Most Valuable Player Best Goalkeeper Fair Play Award
  Ismail Matar   Ismail Matar   Ali Al Habsi   Yemen

Top-ScorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 February 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit