1998 Arab Nations Cup

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1998 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country Qatar
Dates 22 September – 1 October
Teams 12 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Saudi Arabia (1st title)
Runners-up  Qatar
Third place  Kuwait
Fourth place  United Arab Emirates
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 52 (3.25 per match)
1992
2002

The 1998 Arab Nations Cup is the 7th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Qatar, in Doha. Saudi Arabia won their first title.

Qualifying[edit]

  • The Qualifying Stage is divided in to 4 Groups based on the Geography regions, the groups are: The Levant, The Gulf, The Red sea and The North Africa group, Top teams qualify to the 1998 Arab Nations Cup.
  • The qualified teams from the Qualifying Stage are:
 Kuwait and  United Arab Emirates qualified from the Gulf group
 Algeria and  Libya qualified from the North Africa group
 Sudan qualified from the Red Sea group
 Jordan,  Syria and  Lebanon qualified from the Levant group

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1998 Arab Nations Cup squads.

Overview[edit]

Algeria, Egypt and Morocco did not send their senior national teams but instead sent their Under-23 teams to the competition.[1]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Qatar 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
 Jordan 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 3
 Libya 2 0 0 2 2 4 -2 0

22 September 1998
Qatar  2 - 1  Libya
Adel Khamis Goal 44'
Mubarak Mustafa Goal 49'
Khaled Ramadan Goal 43'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Syria Mohamed Koussa

24 September 1998
Libya  1 - 2  Jordan
Ahmed El-Masli Goal 61' Hassouneh Al-Sheikh Goal 36'
Rafat Ali Goal 64'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Sudan Salah Ahmed

26 September 1998
Qatar  2 - 0  Jordan
Mubarak Mustafa Goal 17'
Adel KhamisGoal 69'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Kuwait Qassem Hamza

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kuwait 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 6
Egypt Egypt U21 2 1 0 1 3 5 -2 3
 Syria 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0

22 September 1998
Egypt Egypt U21 2 - 1  Syria
Abdullah Rajab Goal 37'
Abdullatif Al-Doumani Goal 44'
Mahmoud Mahmalji Goal 67'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Saudi Arabia Omar Al-Mehanna

24 September 1998
Egypt Egypt U21 1 - 4  Kuwait
Abdullatif Al-Doumani Goal 25' Jassem Al Houwaidi Goal 4'
Jamal Mubarak Goal 19'
Badr Haji Goal 85' (pen)
Bashar Abdullah Goal 90'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Tunisia Hisham Qirat

26 September 1998
Kuwait  4 - 0  Syria
Jassem Al Houwaidi Goal 10'
Bashar Abdullah Goal 23'
Hamad Al-Saleh Goal 35'
Fawwaz Marzouq Bakhit Goal 57'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Sudan Salah Ahmed

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United Arab Emirates 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 3
 Morocco U23 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
 Sudan 2 1 0 1 2 4 -2 3

23 September 1998
Morocco U23  1 - 0  United Arab Emirates
Hamid Termina Goal 86'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Kuwait Qassem Hamza

25 September 1998
Morocco U23  1 - 2  Sudan
Tarik Sektioui Goal 25' Anas Al-Nour Goal 42, 45'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Kuwait Qassem Hamza

27 September 1998
United Arab Emirates  4 - 1  Sudan
Hassan Saeed Goal 13'
Mohamed Obaid Hilal Goal 83 (pen),88 (pen)'
Ali Hassan Goal 90'
Abdulmajid Jaafar Goal 68'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Saudi Arabia Omar Al-Mehanna

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Saudi Arabia 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 6
 Lebanon 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1
 Algeria U23 2 0 1 1 0 3 -3 1

23 September 1998
Algeria U23  0 - 0  Lebanon
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Qatar Juma'a Al-Ali

25 September 1998
Saudi Arabia  3 - 0  Algeria U23
Obeid Al-Dossary Goal 8, 90'
Ibrahim Suwayed Goal 54'

27 September 1998
Saudi Arabia  4 - 1  Lebanon
Obeid Al-Dossary Goal 28, 38, 77'
Nawaf Al-Temyat Goal 82'
Zaher Al-Indari Goal 88'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: Qatar Juma'a Al-Ali

Knock-out stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
29 September 1998 - Doha, Qatar
  Saudi Arabia  2  
  Kuwait  1  
 
1 October 1998 - Doha, Qatar
      Saudi Arabia  3
    Qatar   1
Third place
29 September 1998 - Doha, Qatar 1 October 1998 - Doha, Qatar
  Qatar  2   Kuwait  4
  United Arab Emirates  1     United Arab Emirates   1

Semi-finals[edit]

29 September 1998
Saudi Arabia  2 - 1  Kuwait
Yousuf Al-Thunayan Goal 65'
Khalid Al Temawi Goal 79'
Adel Youssouf Goal 3'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Tunisia Hisham Qirat


29 September 1998
Qatar  2 - 1  United Arab Emirates
Yasser Nazmi Goal 65'
Mubarak Al-Kowari Goal 75'
Ali Hassan Goal 60'
Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Syria Mohamed Koussa

Third place play-off[edit]

1 October 1998
Kuwait  4 - 1  United Arab Emirates
Badr Haji Goal 41' (pen)
Bashar Abdullah Goal 67, 87, 90'
Mohamed Ali Goal 26'

Final[edit]

1 October 1998
Saudi Arabia  3 - 1  Qatar
Obeid Al-Dossary Goal 28, 49, 64' Mubarak Mustafa Goal 82'

Result[edit]

 1998 Arab Nations Cup Winners 

Saudi Arabia
First title

Awards[edit]

Top Scorer:

Most Valuable Player:

Best Keeper:

References[edit]

External links[edit]