Arab Nations Cup

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Arab Nations Cup
Founded 1963
Region Arab World (UAFA)
Number of teams 19
Current champions  Morocco
Most successful team(s)  Iraq
(4 titles)
2012 Arab Nations Cup

The Arab Cup of Nations (Arabic: كأس الأمم العربية‎) is a football competition held between Arab countries. The first edition took place in Lebanon in 1963.

Statistics[edit]

Winners[edit]

Year Host nation Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1963
Details
 Lebanon
Tunisia
n/a
Syria

Lebanon
n/a
Kuwait
1964
Details
 Kuwait
Iraq
n/a
Libya

Kuwait
n/a
Lebanon
1966
Details
 Iraq
Iraq
2 – 1
Syria

Libya
6 – 1
Lebanon
1985
Details
 Saudi Arabia
Iraq
1 – 0
Bahrain

Saudi Arabia
0 – 0
(4 – 1)
on penalties

Qatar
1988
Details
 Jordan
Iraq
1 – 1
(4 – 3)
on penalties

Syria

Egypt
2 – 0
Jordan
1992(1)
Details
 Syria
Egypt
3 – 2
Saudi Arabia

Kuwait
2 – 1
Syria
1998
Details
 Qatar
Saudi Arabia
3 – 1
Qatar

Kuwait
4 – 1
United Arab Emirates
2002(2)
Details
 Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
1 – 0
Bahrain

Jordan

Morocco
2009
Details
Cancelled during qualification Cancelled during qualification
2012
Details
 Saudi Arabia
Morocco
1 – 1
(3 – 1)
on penalties

Libya

Iraq
1 – 0
Saudi Arabia

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

1 The 1992 edition organised as part of the Pan Arab Games, but counted for the Arab Nations Cup.
2 No third place match was played. In this case, the third and fourth place standings are defined by the campaigns of the respective teams.

Note: Iraq was banned from the competition from 1991 to 2003 due to international sanctions.

Successful national teams[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third-place(1) Fourth-place(1) Semi-finalists(2)
 Iraq 4 (1964, 1966, 1985, 1988) - 1 (2012) - -
 Saudi Arabia 2 (1998, 2002) 1 (1992) 1 (1985) 1 (2012) -
 Egypt 1 (1992) - 1 (1988) - -
 Morocco 1 (2012) - - - 1 (2002)
 Tunisia 1 (1963) - - - -
 Syria - 3 (1963, 1966, 1988) - 1 (1992) -
 Libya - 2 (1964, 2012) 1 (1966) - -
 Bahrain - 2 (1985, 2002) - - -
 Qatar - 1 (1998) - 1 (1985) -
 Kuwait - - 3 (1964, 1992, 1998) - -
 Lebanon - - 1 (1963) 2 (1964, 1966) -
 Jordan - - - 1 (1988) 1 (2002)
 United Arab Emirates - - - 1 (2002) -
 Sudan - - - 1 (1998) -
1 Refers to tournaments held in 1998 and earlier. There was no match to determine 3rd place after the 1998 tournament.
2 Refers to tournaments held in 2002 and later. There was no match to determine 3rd place after the 2002 tournament.

Note: Iraq was banned from the competition from 1991 to 2003 due to international sanctions.

Participating nations[edit]

Team Lebanon
1963
Kuwait
1964
Iraq
1966
Saudi Arabia
1985
Jordan
1988
Syria
1992
Qatar
1998
Kuwait
2002
Saudi Arabia
2012
Years
 Algeria GS GS 2
 Bahrain GS 2nd GS 2nd GS 5
 Egypt 3rd 1st GS GS 4
 Iraq 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 5
 Jordan GS GS GS GS 4th GS GS SF 8
 Kuwait 4th 3rd GS GS 3rd 3rd GS GS 8
 Lebanon 3rd 4th 4th GS GS GS GS 7
 Libya 2nd 3rd GS 2nd 4
 Mauritania GS 1
 Morocco GS SF 1st 3
 Oman GS 1
 Palestine GS GS GS GS 4
 Qatar 4th 2nd 2
 Saudi Arabia 3rd GS 2nd 1st 1st 4th 6
 Sudan GS GS GS 3
 Syria 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th GS GS 6
 Tunisia 1st GS 2
 United Arab Emirates 4th 1
 Yemen GS GS GS 3
Total
Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • SF – Semi-final
  • 4th – Fourth place
  • GS – Group stage
  • q – Qualified
  •     — Hosts

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