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The 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations or Arabian Gulf Cup (Arabic: كأس الخليج العربي‎) was the 22nd edition of the biennial football competition, and took place between 13 and 26 November in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.[1]

2014 Gulf Cup of Nations
2014 Gulf Cup of Nations.svg
The official logo
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 13 – 26 November
Teams 8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Qatar (3rd title)
Runners-up  Saudi Arabia
Third place  United Arab Emirates
Fourth place  Oman
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 33 (2.06 per match)
Top scorer(s) United Arab Emirates Ali Mabkhout (5 goals)
Best player Saudi Arabia Nawaf Al Abed
Best goalkeeper Qatar Qasem Burhan
2013
2017

It was scheduled to take place in Basra, Iraq but was shifted after concerns over preparations and security.[2] Iraq was also due to host the 2013 tournament, but this was moved to Bahrain instead. After being moved to Saudi Arabia, Jeddah was initially announced as the host city but was later moved to Riyadh.[3]

Qatar won the cup by defeating Saudi Arabia 2-1 in the final.[4][5]

Contents

Teams and DrawEdit

The draw took place on 12 August 2014.[6]

Eight teams were divided into two groups, Saudi Arabia (the host nation) were in group A, the United Arab Emirates (the holders) in group B, while the rest of the teams were placed in a pot based on FIFA ranking.

Draw position Team Finals
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
July 2014[nb 1]
A1 (seed)   Saudi Arabia 21st Winners (1994, 2002, 2003) 78
B1 (seed)   United Arab Emirates 21st Winners (2007, 2013) 65
B2   Oman 20th Winners (2009) 69
A2   Qatar 22nd Winners (1992, 2004) 86
A3   Bahrain 22nd Runners-up (1970, 1982, 1992, 2003) 105
B3   Iraq 13th Winners (1979, 1984, 1988) 89
A4   Yemen 7th Group stage (2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013) 180
B4   Kuwait 22nd Winners (1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2010) 107
Notes
  1. ^ The rankings of July 2014 were used for seeding for the draw

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

All times are local (UTC+03:00).

Group AEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
  Qatar 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
  Yemen 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
  Bahrain 3 0 2 1 0 3 −3 2

13 November 2014
19:00
Saudi Arabia   1–1   Qatar
Al-Muwallad   37' Report Majid   54'

13 November 2014
21:30
Yemen   0–0   Bahrain
Report

16 November 2014
17:45
Yemen   0–0   Qatar
Report

16 November 2014
20:15
Saudi Arabia   3–0   Bahrain
Al-Shamrani   26'
Al-Haza'a   54' (o.g.)
Husain   70' (o.g.)
Report

19 November 2014
19:45
Saudi Arabia   1–0   Yemen
Al Abed   28' Report

19 November 2014
19:45
Bahrain   0–0   Qatar
Report

Group BEdit

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Oman 3 1 2 0 6 1 +5 5
  United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
  Kuwait 3 1 1 1 3 7 −4 4
  Iraq 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1

14 November 2014
20:15
Iraq   0–1   Kuwait
Report Al Enezi   90+2'

17 November 2014
17:45
United Arab Emirates   2–2   Kuwait
Mabkhout   18'35' Report Nasser   37'
Al-Mutawa   39'

17 November 2014
20:15
Iraq   1–1   Oman
Kasim   14' Report Mubarak   51' (pen.)

20 November 2014
19:45
Kuwait   0–5   Oman
Report Al-Muqbali   44'90'
Al-Ruzaiqi   45+3'48'59'

Knockout stageEdit

Semi-finals Final
23 November – Riyadh
   Saudi Arabia  3  
   United Arab Emirates  2  
 
26 November – Riyadh
       Saudi Arabia  1
     Qatar  2
Third place
23 November – Riyadh 25 November – Riyadh
   Oman  1    United Arab Emirates  1
   Qatar  3      Oman  0

Semi-finalsEdit

23 November 2014
17:45
Oman   1–3   Qatar
Saleh   24' Report Al Haidos   36' (pen.)
Assadalla   59'67'

Third place play-offEdit

FinalEdit

26 November 2014
19:45
Saudi Arabia   1–2   Qatar
Kariri   16' Report Mukhtar   18'
Khoukhi   58'

WinnersEdit

 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations Winners 
 
Qatar
Third title

GoalscorersEdit

Team statisticsEdit

This table shows all team performance.

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

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given:[7]

Award Player
Fair Play Award   Oman
Top Scorer   Ali Mabkhout
Most Valuable player   Nawaf Al-Abid
Best Goalkeeper   Qasem Burhan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Riyadh to host 22nd Gulf Cup". Bahrain FA. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gulf Cup shifts from Iraq to Saudi Arabia". SFGate. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "November 13 launch of the Gulf 22". Yemen FA. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gulf Cup: Qatar stun Saudi Arabia in Riyadh". Gulfnews.com. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Qatar lift Gulf Cup". Gulf Daily News. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gulf Football Chiefs Make Announcement after Key Meeting". Qatar FA. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Prince Abdullah bin Mosaed crowned Qatar with "Gulf Cup 22" Cup". The 22nd Arabian Gulf Cup. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 

External linksEdit