1976 Gulf Cup of Nations
|Dates||25 March – 11 April|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Goals scored||78 (3.55 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Jassim Yaqoub (9 goals)|
|Best player|| Ali Kadhim
Iraq entered the tournament for the first time.
The teams played a single round-robin style competition. The team achieving first place in the overall standings were to be crowned tournament winner, but since Kuwait and Iraq were level on points, they played a one off playoff final.
|United Arab Emirates||6||0||2||4||4||13||-9||2|
|1976 Gulf Cup of Nations Winners|