1976 Gulf Cup of Nations

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1976 Gulf Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Qatar
Dates 25 March – 11 April
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 22
Goals scored 78 (3.55 per match)
Top scorer(s) Kuwait Jassim Yaqoub (9 goals)
Best player Iraq Ali Kadhim
Kuwait Ahmed Tarbalsi

The fourth Gulf Cup of Nations or Arabian Gulf Cup (Arabic: كأس الخليج العربي‎‎), was held in Doha, Qatar from March 25 to April 11 1976.

Iraq entered the tournament for the first time.

The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their fourth title after a playoff game against Iraq when both teams were level on 10 points in the round-robin group stage.

Tournament[edit]

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.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kuwait 6 4 2 0 22 5 +17 10
 Iraq 6 4 2 0 21 4 +17 10
 Qatar 6 4 1 1 11 6 +5 9
 Bahrain 6 3 0 3 9 15 -6 6
 Saudi Arabia 6 2 0 4 8 14 -6 4
 United Arab Emirates 6 0 2 4 4 13 -9 2
 Oman 6 0 1 5 3 21 -18 1

Matches[edit]

March 25, 1976
Qatar  1 – 0  Saudi Arabia

March 25, 1976
Iraq  4 – 0  Oman

March 25, 1976
Bahrain  3 – 2  United Arab Emirates

March 27, 1976
Kuwait  4 – 0  Qatar

March 27, 1976
Iraq  4 – 1  Bahrain

March 29, 1976
Kuwait  8 – 0  Oman

March 29, 1976
Iraq  7 – 1  Saudi Arabia

March 29, 1976
Qatar  3 – 1  United Arab Emirates

April 1, 1976
Bahrain  1 – 0  Oman

April 1, 1976
Qatar  0 – 0  Iraq

April 1, 1976
Kuwait  0 – 0  United Arab Emirates

April 3, 1976
Qatar  4 – 1  Oman

April 3, 1976
Kuwait  5 – 2  Bahrain

April 3, 1976
Iraq  4 – 0  United Arab Emirates

April 5, 1976
Bahrain  2 – 1  Saudi Arabia

April 5, 1976
Kuwait  2 – 2  Iraq

April 5, 1976
Qatar  3 – 0  Bahrain

April 7, 1976
United Arab Emirates  1 – 1  Oman

April 7, 1976
Kuwait  3 – 1  Saudi Arabia

April 9, 1976
Saudi Arabia  3 – 1  Oman

Playoff Final[edit]

April 11, 1976
Kuwait  4 – 2  Iraq

Result[edit]

 1976 Gulf Cup of Nations Winners 

Kuwait
Fourth title