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Football at the 1999 Pan Arab Games

The 1999 Pan Arab Games football tournament was the 9th edition of the Pan Arab Games men's football tournament. The football tournament was held in Amman, Jordan between 19–31 August 1999 as part of the 1999 Pan Arab Games.

1999 Pan Arab Games
football tournament
Tournament details
Host country Jordan
CityAmman
Dates19–31 August 1999
Teams11 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Jordan (2nd title)
Runners-up Iraq
Third place Libya
 Palestine
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored72 (2.88 per match)
Top scorer(s)Jordan Badran Al-Shagran
(8 goals)
1997
2007

Contents

Participating teamsEdit

The following countries have participated for the final tournament:

SquadsEdit

Group stagesEdit

First stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Jordan 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 6
  Palestine 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
  Qatar 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
Jordan  3–0  Qatar
Al-Sheikh   76'
Al-Shagran   79'
Hamarsheh   90'
Attendance: 23,000
Referee:   Jamal Al-Ghandour

Palestine  0–2  Jordan
Abu Zema   35'   58'

Ref:

Qatar  0–1  Palestine
Hajjaj   42'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United Arab Emirates 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
  Lebanon 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
  Saudi Arabia 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1
Saudi Arabia  1–2  Lebanon
Mosh'ael   25' Ghazarian   13'
Kehyeyan   69'
Referee:   Mourad Al-Da'ami

United Arab Emirates  1–1  Saudi Arabia
Jum'aa   24' Marzouq   32'

Ref:

Lebanon  0–2  United Arab Emirates
Omar   63'
Sa'ad   75'
Referee:   Abdul-Wahid Khamees

Group CEdit

Algeria withdrew

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Syria 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
  Oman 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
  Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Syria  1–1  Oman
Afash   11'
Haj Moustafa   61'
Al-Dhabit   61'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Libya 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 6
  Iraq 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
  Bahrain 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0
Libya  4–0  Bahrain
Ramadan   32'
Al Taib   38'   90'
Misrati   50'
Referee:   Omar Bishtawi

Bahrain  0–2  Iraq
Fawzi   5'
Mahmoud   35'

Iraq  0–2  Libya
El Masli   41'   78'

Second StageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Iraq 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6 6
  Jordan 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
  Lebanon 3 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4
  Oman 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Jordan  1–3  Lebanon
Al-Shagran   90' Zein   42'   61'   88'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee:   Jamal Al-Ghandour
Oman  0–3  Iraq
Fawzi   4'   54' (pen.)
Farhan   42'
Attendance: 5,000

Iraq  1–2  Jordan
Mohammed   87' Hamarsheh   59'
Al-Shagran   90'
Attendance: 27,000
Lebanon  1–1  Oman
Zein   21' Sha'baan   50'
Attendance: 7,000

Iraq  4–0  Lebanon
Mohammed   7'   54'
Rahim   59'
Al-Heil   88'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee:   Jamal Al-Ghandour
Jordan  2–0  Oman
Ali   59'
Al-Shboul   78'
Attendance: 18,000
Referee:   Yousef Al-'Aqaily

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Palestine 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
  Libya 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
  Syria 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
  United Arab Emirates 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1
Palestine  1–0  United Arab Emirates
Lafi   35'
Helmi   79'
Al Nims   88'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee:   Nabil Ayyad
Syria  1–1  Libya
Afash   40' Muntasser   50'
Attendance: 6,000

Libya  2–2  Palestine
El Masli   27'
Mohamed   82' (pen.)
El Masli   33'
Al Manasri   1'
Jendeya   90'
Haddad   37'
Referee:   Mourad Al-Da'ami
United Arab Emirates  2–2  Syria
Ali   33'
Harib   80'
Al-Sayed   35'
Afash   54'

United Arab Emirates  0–1  Libya
Muntasser   62'
Syria  1–1  Palestine
Al-Sayed   19' Al-Kord   82'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee:   Abdulwaheed Al-Khamisi

Knockout stageEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
29 August – Amman
 
 
  Palestine1
 
31 August – Amman
 
  Jordan4
 
  Jordan (p)4 (3)
 
29 August – Amman
 
  Iraq4 (1)
 
  Iraq3
 
 
  Libya1
 

SemifinalsEdit

Palestine  1–4  Jordan
Al-Kord   90' Al-Shagran   14'   67'   75'
Jummah   41'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee:   Mourad Al-Da'ami

Iraq  3–1  Libya
Ja'afar   3'
Fawzi   18'
Hamad   32'
El Masli   16'
Attendance: 15,000
Referee:   Nabeel Ayaad

FinalEdit

Jordan and Iraq faced off at the Amman International Stadium, with a capacity 25,000 crowd packed into the Jordanian capital; the home fans were hoping to see their side retain the title, while Iraq were enjoying the occasion after a tournament which defied expectations. The Jordanian king Abdullah II, along with his wife, were present in the crowd, with the king donning a national team shirt to show his support.

In a relatively quiet first half, it was the hosts who struck first, Abdullah Abu Zema sending Hashim Khamees the wrong way from the spot after half an hour.

The home side continued to dominate and grabbed a second five minutes after the break, a short corner fooling the Iraqi defence, and the tournament's top scorer Badran Al-Shagran lofted the ball over Khamees. It was 3–0 on 65 minutes, a similar routine from a corner seeing defender Radhee Shneishel slice wickedly into his own net. Jordan looked to have the trophy in their hands just five minutes later, Bashar Bani Yaseen racing clear down the left and drilling in a cross which Al- Shagran met with a diving header.

But then came one of the most astonishing comebacks of all time, rivalling the 2005 UEFA Champions League Final in its suddenness. In the 73rd minute, after some pinball in the Jordan box, striker Husaam Fawzi swivelled and cracked a low shot from 10 yards into the bottom corner. The crowd, still celebrating, were then stunned into silence when the forward outpaced Amjad al Taher and then earned a penalty when the defender tripped him. The striker dusted himself down and sent Muhammad Abu Dawud the wrong way from the spot for his 6th goal of the tournament. The Iraqis then cut the deficit to just one on 77 minutes when Haidar Mahmoud got a free header from six yards. The Iraqis, smelling blood, completed the comeback with just three minutes left when Mahmoud knocked on a cross for Razzaq Farhan to half volley home from just inside the box. The home fans were stunned into submission, and their team could not get going. Iraq, still tired from their exerts, could not find a fifth, and so the match went to penalties.

Shneishel converted the first for Iraq, his spot kick too powerful for Abu Dawud, before Abu Zema equalized. Fawzi then hit the post with Iraq's second effort, giving Jordan the chance to take the lead in the shootout, which they didn't take, Hassouneh Al-Sheikh's weak effort saved. However, Iraq's Riyadh Mezher hit the other post with his spot kick, and Badran Al-Shagran made no mistake, giving the Jordanians the advantage with two penalties left. It seemed as though the Iraqis' luck was out, as Abaas Abdulraheem's penalty also hit the post and went out of play, giving substitute Sufian Abdullah the chance to win Jordan's second title. The midfielder's shot was too precise for Khamees, who dived the right way, and he brought this fantastic match to a close.

Jordan  4 – 4 (a.e.t.)  Iraq
Abu Zema   30' (pen.)
Al-Shagran   51'70'
Shneishel   67' (o.g.)
Fawzi   73'75' (pen.)
Mahmoud   78'
Farhan   87'
Penalties
3 – 1
Iraq went first
Attendance: 25,000
Referee:   Jamal Al-Ghandour

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Assistant referees:
    •   Younes Hassan
    •   Ali Ismail
  • Fourth official:
    •   Nabeel Ayaad

Final rankingEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
    Jordan (H) 7 5 1 1 18 9 +9 16 Gold Medal
    Iraq 7 4 1 2 17 9 +8 13 Silver Medal
    Libya 6 3 2 1 11 6 +5 11 Bronze Medal
    Palestine 6 2 2 2 6 8 −2 8
5   Lebanon 5 2 1 2 6 9 −3 7 Eliminated in
second stage
6   Syria 4 0 4 0 5 5 0 4
7   United Arab Emirates 5 1 2 2 5 5 0 5
8   Oman 4 0 2 2 2 7 −5 2
9   Saudi Arabia 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1 Eliminated in
first stage
10   Qatar 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
11   Bahrain 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0
12   Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew
Source: rsssf
(H) Host.

GoalscorersEdit