1988 Arab Nations Cup

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1988 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country Jordan
Dates 8 – 21 July
Teams 10 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iraq (4th title)
Runners-up  Syria
Third place  Egypt
Fourth place  Jordan
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 35 (1.46 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iraq Ahmad Radhi
(4 goals)
1985
1992

The 1988 Arab Nations Cup is the fifth edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Amman, Jordan. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 4th time.

Qualified teams[edit]

The 8 qualified teams are:

Group Stage[edit]

Algeria and Saudi Arabia did not send their senior national teams to the competition. Instead, Algeria sent a University XI, probably an Under-23 squad, while Saudi Arabia's A team was in Australia during the tournament.[1]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 4 2 2 0 4 0 +4 6
 Iraq 4 1 3 0 3 1 +2 5
 Lebanon 4 1 2 1 2 4 −2 4
 Tunisia 4 0 3 1 3 4 −1 3
 Saudi Arabia 4 0 2 2 1 4 −3 2

9 July 1988
Egypt  0 - 0  Saudi Arabia

9 July 1988
Iraq  1 – 1  Tunisia
Radhi Goal 32' Mahjoubi Goal 62'

11 July 1988
Iraq  0 – 0  Lebanon

11 July 1988
Saudi Arabia  1 – 1  Tunisia
Farhan Goal 80' Maaloul Goal 90'

13 July 1988
Egypt  1 – 0  Tunisia
Suleiman Goal 62'

13 July 1988
Lebanon  1 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Hamoud Goal 81'

15 July 1988
Iraq  2 – 0  Saudi Arabia
Radhi Goal 13'35'

15 July 1988
Egypt  3 – 0  Lebanon
Shawqi Goal 29'
Abouzaid Goal 68'
H. Hassan Goal 88'

17 July 1988
Lebanon  1 – 1  Tunisia
Hamoud Goal 65' Mhadbi Goal 46'

17 July 1988
Iraq  0 – 0  Egypt

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Jordan 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 5
 Syria 4 2 1 1 4 4 0 5
Algeria Algeria University 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 4
 Kuwait 4 1 1 2 2 3 −1 3
 Bahrain 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3

8 July 1988
Jordan  0 – 0  Bahrain

8 July 1988
Syria  1 – 1 Algeria Algeria University
Jakalan Goal 31' Hadj Adlane Goal 62'

10 July 1988
Jordan  0 – 1  Kuwait
Al Breiki

10 July 1988
Algeria University Algeria 0 – 0  Bahrain

12 July 1988
Syria  2 – 1  Bahrain
Deeb Goal 9'
Jakalan Goal 83'
Salim Goal 16'

12 July 1988
Algeria University Algeria 1 – 0  Kuwait
Hadj Adlane Goal 32'

14 July 1988
Syria  1 – 0  Kuwait
Kardaghli Goal 81'

14 July 1988
Jordan  2 – 1 Algeria Algeria University
Yadaje Goal 61'
Abdel Muneim Goal 75'
Kroud Goal 74'

16 July 1988
Jordan  2 – 0  Syria
Yadaje Goal 12'
Al Sahob Goal 35'

16 July 1988
Kuwait  1 – 1  Bahrain

Knock-out stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
19 July 1988 - Amman
  Syria  0 (4)  
  Egypt  0 (3)  
 
21 July 1988 - Amman
      Iraq  1 (4)
    Syria   1 (3)
Third place
19 July 1988 - Amman 21 July 1988 - Amman
  Iraq  3   Egypt  2
  Jordan  0     Jordan  0

Semi-finals[edit]

19 July 1988
Syria  0 – 0  Egypt
  Penalties  
4 - 3

19 July 1988
Iraq  3 – 0  Jordan
Radhi Goal 22'
Ali Goal 45'
Sharif Goal 80'

Third place play-off[edit]

21 July 1988
Egypt  2 – 0  Jordan
Mayhoub Goal 49'
H. Hassan Goal 90'

Final[edit]

21 July 1988
Iraq  1 – 1  Syria
Gorgis Goal 34' Al-Nasser Goal 33'
  Penalties  
4 - 3

Result[edit]

 1988 Arab Nations Cup Winners 

Iraq
Fourth title

Top scorers[edit]

4 Goals
2 Goals

References[edit]

External links[edit]