24th Arabian Gulf Cup

The 24th Arabian Gulf Cup was the 24th edition of the biennial football competition for the eight members of the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation. Eight teams participated in the tournament.

24th Arabian Gulf Cup
كأس الخليج العربي 24
24th Arabian Gulf Cup Logo.png
Tournament details
Host countryQatar
Dates26 November – 8 December 2019
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Bahrain (1st title)
Runners-up Saudi Arabia
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored45 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s)United Arab Emirates Ali Mabkhout (5 goals)
Best player(s)Saudi Arabia Abdullah Otayf
Best goalkeeperSaudi Arabia Fawaz Al-Qarni
Fair play award Qatar
2023

On 15 July 2019, the AGCFF announced that the tournament would be held in Qatar from 24 November to 6 December 2019.[1]

Bahrain won the competition by a 1–0 victory against Saudi Arabia to secure their first title.

TeamsEdit

 
Sodefi, the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup mascot

On 12 November 2019, the national teams of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates decided to participate in the competition after boycotting it earlier.[2]

Team Appearance Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2019
  Qatar (Host) 24th Winners (1992, 2004, 2014) 57
  United Arab Emirates 23rd Winners (2007, 2013) 67
  Saudi Arabia 23rd Winners (1994, 2002, 2003–04) 69
  Iraq 15th Winners (1979, 1984, 1988) 74
  Oman (Title Holders) 22nd Winners (2009, 2017–18) 84
  Bahrain 24th Runners-up (1970, 1982, 1992, 2003–04) 101
  Yemen 9th Group stage (2003–04, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013) 141
  Kuwait 24th Winners (1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1982,
1986, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2010)
156

OfficialsEdit

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

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

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Iraq 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7 Knockout stage
2   Qatar (H) 3 2 0 1 11 4 +7 6
3   United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
4   Yemen 3 0 1 2 0 9 −9 1
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host
Qatar  1–2  Iraq
  • Hatem   49'
Report
Attendance: 37,890[4]
Referee: Lionel Tschudi (Switzerland)
United Arab Emirates  3–0  Yemen
Report

United Arab Emirates  0–2  Iraq
Report
Yemen  0–6  Qatar
Report
Attendance: 26,392
Referee: Ali Shaban (Kuwait)

Qatar  4–2  United Arab Emirates
Report
Yemen  0–0  Iraq
Report
Referee: Ahmad Al-Ali (Kuwait)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Saudi Arabia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6 Knockout stage
2   Bahrain 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
3   Oman 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4   Kuwait 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Oman  0–0  Bahrain
Report
Saudi Arabia  1–3  Kuwait
Report

Kuwait  1–2  Oman
Report
Referee: Khamis Al Marri (Qatar)
Bahrain  0–2  Saudi Arabia
Report

Kuwait  2–4  Bahrain
Report
Oman  1–3  Saudi Arabia
Report

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 December – Doha
 
 
  Iraq2 (3)
 
8 December – Doha
 
  Bahrain (p)2 (5)
 
  Bahrain1
 
5 December – Al Wakrah
 
  Saudi Arabia0
 
  Saudi Arabia1
 
 
  Qatar0
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Iraq  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Bahrain
Report
Penalties
3–5

Saudi Arabia  1–0  Qatar
Report
Attendance: 42,025[5]
Referee: Ahmad Al-Ali (Kuwait)

FinalEdit

Bahrain  1–0  Saudi Arabia
Report

WinnerEdit

 24th Arabian Gulf Cup Winner 
 
Bahrain
First title

GoalscorersEdit

There were 45 goals scored in 15 matches, for an average of 3 goals per match.

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Team statisticsEdit

This table shows all team performance.

Final phase
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Bahrain 5 2 2 1 7 4 +3 8
2   Saudi Arabia 5 3 0 2 7 5 +2 9
3   Iraq 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3 8
4   Qatar 4 2 0 2 11 5 +6 6
Eliminated in the group stage
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5   Oman 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
6   Kuwait 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
7   United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
8   Yemen 3 0 1 2 0 9 −9 1

Broadcasting rightsEdit

Below are the TV channels that broadcast the matches:[6]

Territory Television
MENA Al Kass
BeIN Sports
Oman Oman TV Sports
Kuwait KTV Sports

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "الدوحة تستضيف خليجي 24 في نوفمبر المقبل". Goal (in Arabic). Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ Sharqi, Salem (12 November 2019). "السعودية والإمارات والبحرين يشاركون في خليجي الدوحة (Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to participate in Doha Arabian Gulf Cup)". Elaph (in Arabic). Elaph Publishing Limited. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Pictures of the officials during 2019 Arabian Gulf Cup in Qatar". 28 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  4. ^ "37890 مشجعا في المباراة الافتتاحية لـ "خليجي 24 "". جريدة الشرق (in Arabic). Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  5. ^ القدم 🇶🇦, الاتحاد القطري لكرة (5 December 2019). "بلغ عدد الحضور الجماهيري في مباراة #منتخب_قطر أمام #منتخب_السعودية في نصف نهائي #خليجي24 42025 مشجع#قطر_السعوديه #كلنا_قطرpic.twitter.com/OsPc0EfiZr". @QFA (in Arabic).
  6. ^ "Arabian Gulf Cup 2019 Schedule,Teams, Time Table, Tickets and Venues". Sports Monks. 2019-11-26. Retrieved 2019-11-27.