1979 Gulf Cup of Nations

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The 5th Gulf Cup of Nations 1979 took place from March 23 to April 9 in Baghdad, Capital of Iraq. Originally, this tournament was scheduled in 1978 to take part in Abu Dhabi, but the Emirates withdrew from organizing the tournament. Iraq won the tournament by winning all its games and scoring 23 goals. Kuwait came second after losing its first game in the history of this tournament. Iraqi Player Hussein Saeed became top-scorer of this edition, scoring 10 goals (a record that stands till today), his teammates Hadi Ahmed and Raad Hammoudi were voted as best player and best goalkeeper of the khaleeje 5.

Matches and Results[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iraq 12 6 6 0 0 23 1 +22
 Kuwait 9 6 4 1 1 15 4 +11
 Saudi Arabia 8 6 3 2 1 14 4 +10
 Bahrain 6 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1
 Qatar 5 6 2 1 3 4 13 −9
 United Arab Emirates 4 6 1 0 5 5 18 −13
 Oman 0 6 0 0 6 1 21 −20
March 23, 1979
Iraq  4–0  Bahrain
Saeed 48', 88', 90'
Shakir 64'


March 24, 1979
Kuwait  3–1  Qatar
Souwaid 19'
Al-Buloushi 34', 79'
Easa 51'

March 27, 1979
Iraq  2–0  Qatar
Saeed 1', 60' (pen)


March 28, 1979
Saudi Arabia  4–0  Oman
Jasim 34', 54'
Khalifah 69'
Abdullah 79'

March 29, 1979
Qatar  1–0  United Arab Emirates
Muftah 40'

March 30, 1979
Bahrain  3–1  Oman
Zowaid 13'
Al-Zayyani 35'
Shuwair 88'
Sumar 53'

March 30, 1979
Iraq  3–1  Kuwait
Hassan 9'
Ahmed 47'
Abdulsahib 90'
Juma'a 75'

April 1, 1979
Qatar  1–0  Oman
Daham 33'

April 1, 1979
Kuwait  7–0  United Arab Emirates
Saad 14'
Sowaid 43', 80'
Kamel 45'
Al-Buloushi 47', 88'
Al-Dakhil 84'

April 2, 1979
Saudi Arabia  1–1  Bahrain
Jasim 53' Ghaith 41'

April 3, 1979
Kuwait  2–0  Oman
Sowaid 40', 47'

April 4, 1979
Saudi Arabia  7–0  Qatar
Abdullah 14', 15', 45', 48', 55'
Hamdan 32'
Abdrabbuh 89'

April 4, 1979
Iraq  5–0  United Arab Emirates
Ahmed 25'
Abdulsahib 40'
Hassan 47'
Saeed 66'
Khudhair 85'

April 6, 1979
Iraq  7–0  Oman
Saeed 30', 32', 40', 86'
Hassan 43', 50'
Khudhair 52'

April 6, 1979
Kuwait  0–0  Saudi Arabia

April 7, 1979
Bahrain  1–1  Qatar
Shuwair 77' Bashir 27' (pen)

April 8, 1979
Iraq  2–0  Saudi Arabia
Hassan 24'
Farhan 36'

April 9, 1979
Kuwait  2–0  Bahrain
Sowaid 19', 84'

Result[edit]

 1979 Gulf Cup of Nations Winners 

Iraq
First title

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