2009 Gulf Cup of Nations

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2009 Gulf Cup of Nations
'الخلیج العربي
Gulf Cup of Nations 2009, or Khaleeji 19
2009 Gulf Cup of Nations logo.jpg
2009 Gulf Cup of Nations official logo
Tournament details
Host country Oman
Dates 4 January to 17 January
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Oman (1st title)
Runners-up  Saudi Arabia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 31 (2.07 per match)
Top scorer(s) Oman Hassan Rabia (4)
Best player Saudi Arabia Majed Al-Marshedi
2007
2010

The 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations was the nineteenth edition of the biannual Gulf Cup competition, and took place in Muscat, Oman, from 4 January to 17 January 2009 and was won by Oman for the first time in its history,[1] in a penalty shootout against regional rivals, Saudi Arabia.

The 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations marked as a milestone in the competition when it was broadcast for the first time in HD, and featured virtual graphics, such as distance between free kick barrier and the goal, 9.15 m circle for free-kicks, and off-side line detection with help from Al-Jazeera Sports.[2] Many praised Al-Jazeera for their excellent coverage of the competition, noting that the camerawork was very similar to Euro 2008.

The postponing of the competition[edit]

The 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations was originally planned out to be held in 2008, but due to Cyclone Gonu damaging Muscat six months before the planned time of the event, it was then postponed to early 2009.

Teams[edit]

8 teams participated in the tournament.

The Draw[edit]

  • The draw was held in Oman on 29 October 2008.
  • Eight teams were divided into two groups, Oman (The host nation) was in group A, The UAE (The holder) in group B, while the rest of the teams were placed in a pot based on October 2008's FIFA ranking.

Seedings[edit]

Pot
National Team
FIFA Ranking
A  Oman (Host)
96
 United Arab Emirates (Holder)
110
B  Saudi Arabia
48
 Bahrain
80
C  Iraq
72
 Qatar
84
D  Kuwait
127
 Yemen
145

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations squads.

Matches[3][edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Oman 3 2 1 0 6 0 +6 7
 Kuwait 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Bahrain 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 3
 Iraq 3 0 1 2 2 8 -6 1
January 4, 2009
Oman  0 – 0  Kuwait


January 5, 2009
Bahrain  3 – 1  Iraq
Omar Goal 28'
Adnan Goal 69' (pen.)
Al-Dakeel Goal 90+2'
Mahmoud Goal 81' (pen.)

January 7, 2009
Iraq  0 – 4  Oman
Rabia Goal 23', Goal 65', Goal 79'
Al-Hosni Goal 50'


January 7, 2009
Bahrain  0 – 1  Kuwait
Neda Goal 28'

January 10, 2009
Oman  2 – 0  Bahrain
Al-Maimani Goal 14'
BashirGoal 71'


January 10, 2009
Iraq  1 – 1  Kuwait
Abdul-Zahra Goal 66' Khalaf Goal 37'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 0 9 0 +9 7
 Qatar 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 4
 Yemen 3 0 0 3 2 11 -9 0
January 5, 2009
United Arab Emirates  3 – 1  Yemen
M. Omar Goal 6' (pen.)
Al Hammadi Goal 14'
Al-Shehhi Goal 67'
Ali Al Nono Goal 90+1'


January 5, 2009
Saudi Arabia  0 – 0  Qatar


January 8, 2009
Saudi Arabia  6 – 0  Yemen
Al-Qahtani Goal 4'
Mouath Goal 11', Goal 83'
Shuhail Goal 18'
Otaif Goal 19'
Al-Mousa Goal 36'

January 11, 2009
Qatar  2 – 1  Yemen
Haroon Goal 13'
Siddiq Goal 90+8'
Al-Nono Goal 31'


Semi finals[edit]

January 14, 2009
18:00 UTC+4
Oman  1 – 0  Qatar
Rabia Goal 18'


January 14, 2009
21:00 UTC+4
Kuwait  0 – 1  Saudi Arabia
Al-Fraidi Goal 63'

Final[edit]


Winners[edit]

 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations Winners 

Oman
First title

Goalscorers[edit]

Total goals by team[edit]

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://goalzz.com/main.aspx?g=51&winners=true - Oman win the Gulf Cup 1 time in their history
  2. ^ http://www.wtvision.com/290/wtvision-broadcasts-real-time-statistics-at-2009-gulf-cup-in-oman.htm - Al-Jazeera Sports plays HD for the Gulf Cup.
  3. ^ http://gulfcup19.com/english/Match-Schedule.aspx#football - Match schedule from official 2009 Gulf Cup site
  4. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y96is3Fld7Q - Mohammed Abdo short interview in the stadium before the penalty shootout
  5. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bCvhk1X1qg - Al-Maimani revealing a pro-Gaza shirt after his goal
  6. ^ http://sports.makcdn.com/imgs/News/197406/Feature.jpg - Yemen t-shirts, "Our hearts with Gaza"
  7. ^ http://gulfcup19.com/Media/Photos/155-d52d5c91-e.jpg - Team photo of Kuwait with their "Palestine scarves"

External links[edit]