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The Arab Nations Cup (Arabic: كأس الأمم العربيةKaʾs al-ʾUmam al-ʿArabiyya) is a football competition held between Arab countries. The first edition took place in Lebanon in 1963. Iraq is the most successful team in the history of the tournament with four consecutive titles in 1964, 1966, 1985 and 1988, while Saudi Arabia has won twice in 1998 and 2002. Other winning sides were Tunisia in 1963, Egypt in 1992, and Morocco in 2012.[1]

Arab Nations Cup
Founded1963
RegionArab World (UAFA)
Number of teams19
Current champions Morocco (1st title)
Most successful team(s) Iraq (4 titles)
2012 Arab Nations Cup

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HistoryEdit

The Lebanese Football Association was the first to call for the establishment of the tournament, thanks to its president M. Georges Debbas who called to organize a general Arab assembly in 1962 for the organization of the Arab cup of nations. The competition has done in Beirut in October 1963, with the participation of five teams. However, the tournament has seen after the first edition many packages as well as a large number of problems that have prevented the organization steadily.

ResultsEdit

Year Host nation Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1963
Details
  Lebanon  
Tunisia
n/a  
Syria
 
Lebanon
n/a  
Kuwait
1964
Details
  Kuwait  
Iraq
n/a  
Libya
 
Kuwait
n/a  
Lebanon
1966
Details
  Iraq  
Iraq
2–1  
Syria
 
Libya
6–1  
Lebanon
1982
Details
  Lebanon Cancelled during qualification Cancelled during qualification
1985
Details
  Saudi Arabia  
Iraq
1–0  
Bahrain
 
Saudi Arabia
0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–1 p.)
 
Qatar
1988
Details
  Jordan  
Iraq
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p.)
 
Syria
 
Egypt
2–0  
Jordan
1992(1)
Details
  Syria  
Egypt
3–2  
Saudi Arabia
 
Kuwait
2–1  
Syria
1998
Details
  Qatar  
Saudi Arabia
3–1  
Qatar
 
Kuwait
4–1  
United Arab Emirates
2002
Details
  Kuwait  
Saudi Arabia
1–0  
Bahrain
  Jordan /   Morocco
No 3rd Place Match
2009
Details
Cancelled during qualification Cancelled during qualification
2012
Details
  Saudi Arabia  
Morocco
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–1 p.)
 
Libya
 
Iraq
1–0  
Saudi Arabia

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

1 The 1992 edition organised as part of the Pan Arab Games, but counted for the Arab Nations Cup.

Note: Iraq was banned from the competition from 1991 to 2003 due to international sanctions.

SummaryEdit

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place Fourth-place Semi-finalists
  Iraq 4 (1964, 1966*, 1985, 1988) 1 (2012)
  Saudi Arabia 2 (1998, 2002) 1 (1992) 1 (1985*) 1 (2012*)
  Egypt 1 (1992) 1 (1988)
  Morocco 1 (2012) 1 (2002)
  Tunisia 1 (1963)
  Syria 3 (1963, 1966, 1988) 1 (1992*)
  Libya 2 (1964, 2012) 1 (1966)
  Bahrain 2 (1985, 2002)
  Qatar 1 (1998*) 1 (1985)
  Kuwait 3 (1964*, 1992, 1998)
  Lebanon 1 (1963*) 2 (1964, 1966)
  Jordan 1 (1988*) 1 (2002)
  United Arab Emirates 1 (1998)
* hosts

Medal TableEdit

As of 2012
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Iraq4015
2  Saudi Arabia2114
3  Egypt1012
  Morocco1012
5  Tunisia1001
6  Syria0303
7  Libya0213
8  Bahrain0202
9  Qatar0101
10  Kuwait0033
11  Jordan0011
  Lebanon0011
Totals (12 nations)991028

Participating nationsEdit

Team  
1963
 
1964
 
1966
 
1985
 
1988
 
1992
 
1998
 
2002
 
2012
Years
  Algeria GS GS 2
  Bahrain GS 2nd GS 2nd GS 5
  Egypt 3rd 1st GS GS 4
  Iraq 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 5
  Jordan GS GS GS GS 4th GS GS SF 8
  Kuwait 4th 3rd GS GS 3rd 3rd GS GS 8
  Lebanon 3rd 4th 4th GS GS GS GS 7
  Libya 2nd 3rd GS 2nd 4
  Mauritania GS 1
  Morocco GS SF 1st 3
  Oman GS 1
  Palestine GS GS GS GS 4
  Qatar 4th 2nd 2
  Saudi Arabia 3rd GS 2nd 1st 1st 4th 6
  Sudan GS GS GS 3
  Syria 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th GS GS 6
  Tunisia 1st GS 2
  United Arab Emirates 4th 1
  Yemen GS GS GS 3
Total 5 4 8 6 10 6 12 10 11
Legend

Note: Iraq was banned from the competition from 1991 to 2003 due to international sanctions.

General statisticsEdit

As end of 2012

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   Iraq 5 25 16 8 1 46 16 +30 56
2   Syria 6 25 10 7 8 34 28 +6 37
3   Kuwait 8 30 10 6 14 48 50 -2 36
4   Lebanon 7 27 8 7 12 33 39 -6 31
5   Libya 4 16 7 6 3 39 16 +23 27
6   Saudi Arabia 6 26 13 7 6 43 23 +20 27
7   Jordan 8 29 6 7 16 25 57 -32 25
8   Egypt 4 15 5 7 3 17 12 +5 22
9   Morocco 3 12 6 3 2 18 10 +8 21
10   Bahrain 5 21 3 9 9 21 40 -19 18
11   Tunisia 2 8 4 3 1 14 5 +9 15
12   Qatar 2 8 4 2 2 10 7 +3 14
13   Sudan 3 9 3 3 3 11 12 -1 12
14   Palestine 4 11 1 6 4 18 18 0 9
15   Algeria 2 6 1 3 2 3 6 -3 6
16   Yemen 3 10 1 1 8 9 44 -35 4
17   United Arab Emirates 1 4 1 0 3 6 8 -2 3
18   Oman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19   Mauritania 1 2 0 0 2 0 4 -4 0

Source : http://www.mundial11.com/en/competition-teams-st/139

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