2002 Arab Nations Cup

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2002 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country Kuwait
Dates 16 – 30 December
Teams 10 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Saudi Arabia (2nd title)
Runners-up  Bahrain
Tournament statistics
Matches played 23
Goals scored 66 (2.87 per match)
1998
2012

The 2002 Arab Nations Cup was the 8th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Kuwait. The defending Champions Saudi Arabia won the title for the 2nd time.

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2002 Arab Nations Cup squads.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Jordan 4 2 2 0 6 4 +2 8
 Pakistan 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 5
 Kuwait 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5
 Sudan 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1 4
 Palestine 4 0 3 1 7 9 −2 3
16 December 2002
Kuwait  1 – 1  Morocco
Faraj Laheeb Goal 46' Bouchaib El Moubarki Goal 26'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Syria Mahmoud Abbas
16 December 2002
Palestine  1 – 1  Jordan
Ziyad Al-Kord Goal 5' Hatem Aqel Goal 11'

18 December 2002
Morocco  1 – 1  Jordan
Yazid Kaïssi Goal 4' Abdullah Abu Zema Goal 64' (pen.)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Saudi Arabia Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid
18 December 2002
Kuwait  1 – 0  Sudan
Musaed Neda Goal 90'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Algeria Mohamed Zakrini

20 December 2002
Jordan  2 – 1  Sudan
Mo'ayyad Salim Goal 17'
Abdullah Abu Zema Goal 82' (pen.)
Mohamed Ali Goal 84'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Syria Mahmoud Abbas
20 December 2002
Morocco  3 – 1  Palestine
Mohamed Armoumen Goal 30'40'
Saeed Al-Kharazi Goal 88'
Ziyad Al-Kord Goal 52'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 700
Referee: United Arab Emirates Mohamed Omar

23 December 2002
Sudan  2 – 2  Palestine
Alem Khamis Farjallah Goal 51'
Tajeddine Al-Tijani Goal 88'
Fadi Salem Goal 31'
Ziyad Al-Kord Goal 53'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Saudi Arabia Abdul Rahman Al-Zeid
23 December 2002
Jordan  2 – 1  Kuwait
Anas Al-Zboun Goal 69'83' Bashar Abdullah Goal 86'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 6,000
Referee: Tunisia Hisham Qirat

25 December 2002
Sudan  1 – 0  Morocco
Haytham Farouq Goal 45'
25 December 2002
Kuwait  3 – 3  Palestine
Musaed Neda Goal 30'
Bashar Abdullah Goal 68'73'
Shaker Asad Goal 15'
Francisco Alam Goal 38'
Mohamed Al-Jaish Goal 46'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Saudi Arabia 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 10
 Bahrain 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 7
 Syria 4 2 0 2 8 6 +2 6
 Lebanon 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2 4
 Yemen 4 0 1 3 5 13 −8 1
17 December 2002
Saudi Arabia  2 – 1  Bahrain
Faysal Al-Abili Goal 33'
Talal Al-Meshal Goal 71'
Talal Mohamed Goal 44'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Morocco Mohamed Al-Qazzaz
17 December 2002
Yemen  0 – 4  Syria
Raja Rafe Goal 26'
Maher Al Sayed Goal 52'
Firas Al Khatib Goal 57 (pen), 70'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 300
Referee: United Arab Emirates Mohamed Omar

19 December 2002
Bahrain  2 – 0  Syria
Ahmed Hassan Talib Goal 82'
Rashid Al-Dosari Goal 90' (pen)
19 December 2002
Saudi Arabia  1 – 0  Lebanon
Bandar Tamim Goal 90'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 700
Referee: Egypt Ridha Al-Baltaji

21 December 2002
Syria  4 – 1  Lebanon
Firas Al Khatib Goal 44'
Raja Rafe Goal 46, 52, 59'
Mohamed Qassas Goal 54'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Morocco Mohamed Al-Qazzaz
21 December 2002
Bahrain  3 – 1  Yemen
Ahmed Hassan Goal 45'83'90' Adel Al-Salimi Goal 89'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Egypt Ridha Al-Baltaji

24 December 2002
Lebanon  4 – 2  Yemen
Roda Antar Goal 11, 51, 60'
Moussa Hojeij Goal 62'
Jamal Ahmed Al-Qadimi Goal 24'
Ali Abboud Goal 70'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Morocco Mohamed Al-Qazzaz
24 December 2002
Syria  0 – 3  Saudi Arabia
Redha Tukar Goal 1'
Saud Khariri Goal 71'
Talal Al-Meshal Goal 90'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Algeria Mohamed Zakrini

26 December 2002
Yemen  2 – 2  Saudi Arabia
26 December 2002
Lebanon  0 – 0  Bahrain
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Tunisia Hisham Qirat

Knock-out stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
28 Dec 2002 - Kuwait City, Kuwait
  Saudi Arabia 2  
  Morocco 0  
 
30 Dec 2002 - Kuwait City, Kuwait
      Saudi Arabia 1
    Bahrain 0
28 Dec 2002 - Kuwait City, Kuwait
  Bahrain 2
  Jordan 1  

Semi-finals[edit]

28 December 2002
9:49
Saudi Arabia  2 – 0  Morocco
Abdullah Al-Waked Goal 20'
Talal Al-Meshal Goal 57'
Kuwait City, IND
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Syria Mahmoud Abbas
28 December 2002
Bahrain  2 - 1 (asdet)  Jordan
Hussein Ali Goal 79' Golden goal in the 91st minute 91' Anas Al-Zboun Goal 43'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Kuwait Qassem Hamza

Final[edit]

30 December 2002
Saudi Arabia  1 – 0 (asdet)  Bahrain
Noor Golden goal in the 94th minute 94'
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Algeria Mohamed Zakrini

Winners[edit]

 2002 Arab Nations Cup Winners 

Saudi Arabia
Second title

External links[edit]