2014 Gulf Cup of Nations

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2014 Gulf Cup of Nations
2014 Gulf Cup of Nations.svg
The official logo
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 13 – 26 November
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Qatar (3rd title)
Runners-up  Saudi Arabia
Third place  United Arab Emirates
Fourth place  Oman
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 33 (2.06 per match)
Top scorer(s) United Arab Emirates Ali Mabkhout (5 goals)
Best player Saudi Arabia Nawaf Al Abed
Best goalkeeper Qatar Qasem Burhan
2013
2016

The 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations was the 22nd edition of the biennial football competition, and took place between 13 and 26 November in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.[1]

It was scheduled to take place in Basra, Iraq but was shifted after concerns over preparations and security.[2] Iraq was also due to host the 2013 tournament, but this was moved to Bahrain instead. After being moved to Saudi Arabia, Jeddah was initially announced as the host city but was later moved to Riyadh.[3]

Qatar won the cup by defeating Saudi Arabia 2-1 in the final.[4][5]

Teams and Draw[edit]

The draw took place on 12 August 2014.[6]

Eight teams were divided into two groups, Saudi Arabia (the host nation) will be in group A, the United Arab Emirates (the holders) in group B, while the rest of the teams were placed in a pot based on FIFA ranking.

Draw position Team Finals
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
July 2014[nb 1]
A1 (seed)  Saudi Arabia 21st Winners (1994, 2002, 2003) 78
B1 (seed)  United Arab Emirates 21st Winners (2007, 2013) 65
B2  Oman 20th Winners (2009) 69
A2  Qatar 22nd Winners (1992, 2004, 2014) 86
A3  Bahrain 22nd Runners-up (1970, 1982, 1992, 2003) 105
B3  Iraq 13th Winners (1979, 1984, 1988) 89
A4  Yemen 7th Group stage (2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013) 180
B4  Kuwait 22nd Winners (1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2010) 107
Notes
  1. ^ The rankings of July 2014 were used for seeding for the draw

Venues[edit]

Riyadh Riyadh
King Fahd Stadium Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium
Capacity: 68,000 Capacity: 22,500
King Fahd Int. Stadium- Opening Arabian Gulf Cup 2014.jpg Stade du Prince Faisal bin Fahd.JPG

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations squads.

Group stage[edit]

All times are local (UTC+03:00).

Group A[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
 Qatar 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
 Yemen 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
 Bahrain 3 0 2 1 0 3 −3 2
13 November 2014
19:00
Saudi Arabia  1–1  Qatar
Al-Muwallad Goal 37' Report Majid Goal 54'

16 November 2014
17:45
Yemen  0–0  Qatar
Report
16 November 2014
20:15
Saudi Arabia  3–0  Bahrain
Al-Shamrani Goal 26'
Al-Haza'a Goal 54' (o.g.)
Husain Goal 70' (o.g.)
Report

19 November 2014
19:45
Saudi Arabia  1–0  Yemen
Al Abed Goal 28' Report
19 November 2014
19:45
Bahrain  0–0  Qatar
Report

Group B[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Oman 3 1 2 0 6 1 +5 5
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
 Kuwait 3 1 1 1 3 7 −4 4
 Iraq 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
14 November 2014
20:15
Iraq  0–1  Kuwait
Report Al Enezi Goal 90+2'

17 November 2014
20:15
Iraq  1–1  Oman
Kasim Goal 14' Report Mubarak Goal 51' (pen.)

20 November 2014
19:45
Kuwait  0–5  Oman
Report Al-Muqbali Goal 44'90'
Al-Ruzaiqi Goal 45+3'48'59'

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
23 November – Riyadh
  Saudi Arabia  3  
  United Arab Emirates  2  
 
26 November – Riyadh
      Saudi Arabia  1
    Qatar  2
Third place
23 November – Riyadh 25 November – Riyadh
  Oman  1   United Arab Emirates  1
  Qatar  3     Oman  0

Semi-finals[edit]

23 November 2014
17:45
Oman  1–3  Qatar
Saleh Goal 24' Report Al Haidos Goal 36' (pen.)
Assadalla Goal 59'67'

Third place play-off[edit]

Final[edit]

26 November 2014
19:45
Saudi Arabia  1–2  Qatar
Kariri Goal 16' Report Mukhtar Goal 18'
Khoukhi Goal 58'

Winners[edit]

 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations Winners 

Qatar
Third title

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Team statistics[edit]

This table shows all team performance.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD
Final phase
1  Qatar 5 2 3 0 6 3 +3
2  Saudi Arabia 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4
3  United Arab Emirates 5 2 2 1 7 5 +2
4  Oman 5 1 2 2 7 5 +2
Eliminated in the group stage
5  Kuwait 3 1 1 1 3 7 −4
6  Yemen 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1
7  Bahrain 3 0 2 1 0 3 −3
8  Iraq 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3

Awards[edit]

The following awards were given:[7]

Award Player
Fair Play Award  Oman
Top Scorer United Arab Emirates Ali Mabkhout
Most Valuable player Saudi Arabia Nawaf Al-Abid
Best Goalkeeper Qatar Qasem Burhan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Riyadh to host 22nd Gulf Cup". Bahrain FA. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Gulf Cup shifts from Iraq to Saudi Arabia". SFGate. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "November 13 launch of the Gulf 22". Yemen FA. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gulf Cup: Qatar stun Saudi Arabia in Riyadh". Gulfnews.com. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Qatar lift Gulf Cup". Gulf Daily News. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gulf Football Chiefs Make Announcement after Key Meeting". Qatar FA. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Prince Abdullah bin Mosaed crowned Qatar with "Gulf Cup 22" Cup". The 22nd Arabian Gulf Cup. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 

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