18th Arabian Gulf Cup

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18th Arabian Gulf Cup
كأس الخليج العربي, او خليجي 18
Kass Al-Khaleej Al-Arabi, or Khaleeji 18
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18th Arabian Gulf Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countryUnited Arab Emirates
Dates17–30 January
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United Arab Emirates
Runners-up Oman
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored31 (2.07 per match)
Top scorer(s)United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar (5 goals)
Best player(s)United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar
2004
2009

The 18th Arabian Gulf Cup (Arabic: was the كأس الخليج العربي‎) 18th edition of the Arabian Gulf Cup. It took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 17 to 30 January 2007.[1]

The tournament was won by hosts UAE, who beat neighbors Oman 1–0 in the final, courtesy of a goal by Ismail Matar who finished the tournament as top scorer with five goals in all. The UAE became the fifth country to lift the title after Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

In the competition there was also some very serious disciplinary problems with a total of 38 yellow cards and 7 red cards awarded in only 12 matches. As in previous Gulf Cups there have also been bad refereeing calls.

Matches[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Oman 9 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3
 United Arab Emirates 6 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1
 Kuwait 1 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2
 Yemen 1 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2

Kuwait 1–1 Yemen
Al-Mutawa Goal 74' (pen.) Ali Alomki Goal 16'

Kuwait 1–2 Oman
Al-Rashidi Goal 81' Al-Hosni Goal 8'
Saleh Goal 85'

United Arab Emirates 2–1 Yemen
Omar Goal 2' (pen.)
Saeed Goal 64'
Al-Sasi Goal 90+2'

Oman 2–1 Yemen
Al-Touqi Goal 1'
Al Busafy Goal 88'
Saleh Goal 9'

United Arab Emirates 3–2 Kuwait
Matar Goal 1' Goal 90+1'
Khalil Goal 33'
Al-Mutawa Goal 31'
Al-Fahd Goal 35'

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Saudi Arabia 7 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2
 Bahrain 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
 Iraq 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Qatar 1 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2
Saudi Arabia 2–1 Bahrain
Al-Qahtani Goal 26' (pen.) Goal 89' Yousef Goal 13' (pen.)

Qatar 0–1 Iraq
H.M. Mohammed Goal 39'

Bahrain 1–1 Iraq
Al-Marzouqi Goal 8' H.M. Mohammed Goal 11'

Saudi Arabia 1–1 Qatar
Mouath Goal 72' Nasser Goal 10'

Qatar 1–2 Bahrain
Khalfan Goal 19' Hubail Goal 45' Goal 90+1'

Saudi Arabia 1–0 Iraq
Al-Qahtani Goal 12' (pen.)

Semi Finals[edit]


Final[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In the beginning 15 minutes of the Oman-Yemen game, the cameras were malfunctioning, resulting in the side cameras being the only coverage of that part of the match.

Winners[edit]

 18th Arabian Gulf Cup Winners 

United Arab Emirates
First title

Awards[edit]

Top Goalscorers Most Valuable Player Best Goalkeeper Fair Play Award
United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar Oman Ali Al Habsi  Yemen

Top-Scorers[edit]

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]