2008 Arab Futsal Championship

The 2008 Arab Futsal Championship hosted by the Egyptian city of Port Said was the fourth edition of the Arab Futsal Championship between December 23 and 29 2008. Ten teams took part, with Yemen making their futsal debut, and Syria making their competitive futsal debut after having previously played only 2 friendly matches. And Libya is the 2007 Arab Futsal champions.

2008 Arab Futsal Championship
بطولة العرب لكرة القدم داخل الصالات 2008
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Tournament details
Host countryEgypt
Dates23 − 29 December
Teams10 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Libya (2nd title)
Runners-up Egypt
Third place Jordan
Fourth place Lebanon
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored173 (8.65 per match)
Top scorer(s)Lebanon Khaled Takaji
(13 goals)
Best player(s)Libya Rabie El-Hoti
Best goalkeeperLibya Mohammed Al-Sharif
2007
2021

QualificationEdit

The following nine teams qualified for the final tournament. Palestine withdrew.

Team Appearance Previous best performance
  Algeria 4th Group stage (1998, 2005, 2007)
  Egypt (hosts) 4th Champions (1998, 2005)
  Iraq 2nd Group stage (2005)
  Jordan 2nd Group stage (1998)
  Lebanon 3rd Third place (2005, 2007)
  Libya 4th Champions (2007)
  Syria 1st Debut
  Tunisia 3rd Group stage (2005, 2007)
  Yemen 1st Debut
Withdrew

VenuesEdit

Cities Venues Capacity
Port Said Port Said Hall 5 000

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Egypt 3 3 0 0 18 3 +15 9 Semi-finals
2   Jordan 3 2 0 1 14 10 +4 6
3   Tunisia 3 1 0 2 7 11 −4 3
4   Syria 3 0 0 3 7 22 −15 0
5   Palestine (W) 0 - - - - - 0
Source:[citation needed]
(W) Withdrew
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-12-23 Egypt   8 - 0   Syria
2008-12-24 Jordan   3 - 1   Tunisia
2008-12-25 Syria   3 - 5   Tunisia
2008-12-26 Egypt   5 - 1   Tunisia
2008-12-26 Syria   4 - 9   Jordan
2008-12-27 Egypt   5 - 2   Jordan

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Libya 4 4 0 0 38 9 +29 12 Semi-finals
2   Lebanon 4 3 0 1 30 13 +17 9
3   Iraq 4 2 0 2 17 17 0 6
4   Algeria 4 1 0 3 20 25 −5 3
5   Yemen 4 0 0 4 5 46 −41 0
Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-12-23 Algeria   10 - 1   Yemen
2008-12-23 Iraq   1 - 7   Lebanon
2008-12-24 Iraq   3 - 6   Libya
2008-12-24 Lebanon   16 - 2   Yemen
2008-12-25 Algeria   2 - 5   Iraq
2008-12-25 Lebanon   2 - 6   Libya
2008-12-26 Algeria   4 - 5   Lebanon
2008-12-26 Libya   12 - 0   Yemen
2008-12-27 Algeria   4 - 14   Libya
2008-12-27 Iraq   8 - 2   Yemen

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
28 December – Port Said
 
 
  Egypt3
 
29 December – Port Said
 
  Lebanon2
 
  Egypt2
 
28 December – Port Said
 
  Libya3
 
  Libya2
 
 
  Jordan0
 
Third place
 
 
29 December – Port Said
 
 
  Lebanon1
 
 
  Jordan4

Semi-finalsEdit

Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-12-28 Egypt   3 - 2   Lebanon
2008-12-28 Libya   2 - 0   Jordan

Third place play-offEdit

Date Team 1 Score Team 2
2008-12-29 Lebanon   1 - 4   Jordan

FinalEdit

Egypt  2–3  Libya
Attendance: 5,000

HonorsEdit

 2008 Arab Futsal Championship 
 
Libya
2nd title

External linksEdit