1985 Arab Nations Cup

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1985 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 3 – 12 July
Teams 6 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iraq B (3rd title)
Runners-up  Bahrain
Third place  Saudi Arabia
Fourth place  Qatar
Tournament statistics
Matches played 10
Goals scored 21 (2.1 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iraq Anad Abid
(4 goals)
1982
1988

The 1985 Arab Nations Cup is the fourth edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Taif, Saudi Arabia. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 3rd time.

Qualified teams[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Saudi Arabia 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 6
 Qatar 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
 Jordan 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0

3 July 1985
Saudi Arabia  4–0  Jordan
Saleh Al-Neimah Goal 45'
Hussam Azmi Goal 49' (o.g.)
Fahad Al-Musaibeah Goal 58'
Ahmad Al Bishi Goal 89'
Report
King Fahd Stadium, Taif
Referee: Syria Nizar Watti

5 July 1985
Qatar  2–0  Jordan

7 July 1985
Saudi Arabia  1–0  Qatar
Jamal Mohammad Abdullah Mubarak Goal 61' Report

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bahrain 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
 Iraq B 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
 Mauritania 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0

4 July 1985
Iraq B  1–1  Bahrain


8 July 1985
Iraq B  2–0  Mauritania

Knock-out stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
10 July 1985 – Taif
  Iraq B  3  
  Saudi Arabia  2  
 
12 July 1985 – Taif
      Iraq B  1
    Bahrain  0
Third place
10 July 1985 – Taif 12 July 1985 – Taif
  Bahrain (a.e.t.)  1 (4)   Saudi Arabia (a.e.t.)  0 (4)
  Qatar  1 (2)     Qatar   0 (1)

Semi-finals[edit]

10 July 1985
Iraq B  3–2  Saudi Arabia
Anad Abid Goal 12'18'
Hameed Rasheed Goal 28'
Report Saleh Al-Neimah Goal 12' (pen.)
Mohamed Abd Al-Jawad Goal 88'


10 July 1985
Bahrain  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Qatar
  Penalties  
4–2

Third place play-off[edit]

12 July 1985
Saudi Arabia  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Qatar
  Penalties  
4–1

Final[edit]

12 July 1985
Iraq B  1–0  Bahrain
Anad Abid Goal

Result[edit]

 1985 Arab Nations Cup Winners 

Iraq
Third title

External links[edit]