2021 Arab Futsal Cup

The 2021 Arab Futsal Cup hosted by the Egyptian city of 6th of October City is the fifth edition of the Arab Futsal Cup between 20 and 29 May 2021. Eight teams took part. Apart from Egypt and Morocco, all other participating teams (Bahrain, Comoros, Kuwait, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) made their tournament debut.

2021 Arab Futsal Cup
كأس العرب لكرة القدم داخل الصالات 2021
2021 Arab Futsal Cup (logo).png
Tournament details
Host countryEgypt
Dates20 − 29 May
Teams8 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Morocco (1st title)
Runners-up Egypt
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored89 (5.93 per match)
Attendance0 (0 per match)
Top scorer(s)Morocco Achraf Saoud (7 goals)
Best player(s)Morocco Anás El-Ayyane
Best goalkeeperMorocco Reda Khiyari
2008
TBD →

In this edition, the competition changed its name from Arab Futsal Championship to Arab Futsal Cup. It also marked the return of the competition after a 13-year hiatus.

Morocco defeated Egypt 4–0 in the final to win their first title.[1]

QualificationEdit

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament.

Team Appearance Previous best performance
  Bahrain 1st Debut
  Comoros 1st Debut
  Egypt (hosts) 5th Champions (1998, 2005)
  Kuwait 1st Debut
  Mauritania 1st Debut
  Morocco 4th Runners-up (1998, 2005)
  Saudi Arabia 1st Debut
  United Arab Emirates 1st Debut

VenueEdit

6th of October City
Dr. Hassan Moustafa Sports Hall
Capacity: 4,500

29.953885°N 30.916967°E

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

The teams are divided into two groups.[2]

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Egypt 3 2 1 0 11 3 +8 7 Semi-finals
2   Bahrain 3 2 0 1 9 5 +4 6
3   Kuwait 3 1 1 1 12 6 +6 4
4   Mauritania 3 0 0 3 4 22 −18 0
Egypt  8–1  Mauritania
Bahrain  3–2  Kuwait

Kuwait  2–2  Egypt
Mauritania  2–6  Bahrain

Egypt  1–0  Bahrain
Kuwait  8–1  Mauritania

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Morocco 3 3 0 0 16 2 +14 9 Semi-finals
2   United Arab Emirates 3 2 0 1 10 9 +1 6
3   Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 7 15 −8 3
4   Comoros 3 0 0 3 3 10 −7 0
Saudi Arabia  4–1  Comoros

Comoros  1–3  Morocco

Morocco  8–0  Saudi Arabia

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 May – Dr. Hassan Moustafa Sports Hall, 6th of October City
 
 
  Egypt4
 
29 May – Dr. Hassan Moustafa Sports Hall, 6th of October City
 
  United Arab Emirates3
 
  Egypt0
 
27 May – Dr. Hassan Moustafa Sports Hall, 6th of October City
 
  Morocco4
 
  Morocco6
 
 
  Bahrain0
 

Semi-finalsEdit


  Morocco6–0  Bahrain

FinalEdit

  Egypt0–4  Morocco

HonorsEdit

 2021 Arab Futsal Cup 
 
Morocco

[3]

Tournament rankingEdit

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-out are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   Morocco 5 5 0 0 26 2 +24 15 Champions
2   Egypt 5 3 1 1 15 10 +5 10 Runners-up
3   United Arab Emirates 4 2 0 2 13 13 0 6 Third place
4   Bahrain 4 2 0 2 9 11 −2 6 Fourth place
5   Kuwait 3 1 1 1 12 6 +6 4 Eliminated in
Group stage
6   Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 7 15 −8 3
7   Comoros 3 0 0 3 3 10 −7 0
8   Mauritania 3 0 0 3 4 22 −18 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "منتخب المغرب يتوج بطلا لكأس العرب لكرة قدم الصالات" [Morocco national team crowned champion of the Arab Futsal Cup]. uafaac.com. 29 May 2021.
  2. ^ "الاتحاد العربي" يسحب قرعة "كأس العرب لكرة قدم الصالات"". UAFA. 4 May 2021.
  3. ^ "منتخب المغرب يحصد جوائز الهداف وأفضل لاعب وحارس في كأس العرب لكرة قدم الصالات" [Morocco's national team wins top scorer, best player and goalkeeper awards in the Arab Futsal Cup]. uafaac.com. 29 May 2021.

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