1988 Arab Nations Cup

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1988 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host countryJordan
Dates8 – 21 July
Teams10 (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 played24
Goals scored35 (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:

Participants
Zone Team
Hosts  Jordan
Holders  Iraq
Zone 1 (Gulf Area)  Bahrain
 Kuwait
Zone 2 (Red Sea)  Egypt
 Saudi Arabia U23
Zone 3 (North Africa) Algeria Algeria UT
 Tunisia
Zone 4 (East Region)  Syria

Squads[edit]

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 U23 4 0 2 2 1 4 −3 2
Egypt 0 - 0 Saudi Arabia U23
Iraq 1 – 1 Tunisia
Radhi Goal 32' Mahjoubi Goal 62'

Iraq 0 – 0 Lebanon
Saudi Arabia U23 1 – 1 Tunisia
Farhan Goal 80' Maaloul Goal 90'

Egypt 1 – 0 Tunisia
Soliman Goal 62'
Lebanon 1 – 0 Saudi Arabia U23
Hamoud Goal 81'

Iraq 2 – 0 Saudi Arabia U23
Radhi Goal 13'35'
Egypt 3 – 0 Lebanon
Shawky Goal 29'
Abouzaid Goal 68'
H. Hassan Goal 88'

Lebanon 1 – 1 Tunisia
Hamoud Goal 65' Mhadhbi Goal 46'
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 UT 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
Jordan 0 – 0 Bahrain
Syria 1 – 1Algeria Algeria UT
Jakalan Goal 31' Hadj Adlane Goal 62'

Jordan 0 – 1 Kuwait
Al Breiki
Algeria UT Algeria0 – 0 Bahrain

Syria 2 – 1 Bahrain
Deeb Goal 9'
Jakalan Goal 83'
Salim Goal 16'
Algeria UT Algeria1 – 0 Kuwait
Hadj Adlane Goal 32'

Syria 1 – 0 Kuwait
Kardaghli Goal 81'
Jordan 2 – 1Algeria Algeria UT
Yadaje Goal 61'
Abdel Muneim Goal 75'
El-Groud Goal 74'

Jordan 2 – 0 Syria
Yadaje Goal 12'
Al Sahob Goal 35'
Kuwait 1 – 1 Bahrain
Goal Goal

Knock-out stage[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 July 1988 - Amman
 
 
 Syria0 (4)
 
21 July 1988 - Amman
 
 Egypt0 (3)
 
 Iraq1 (4)
 
19 July 1988 - Amman
 
 Syria 1 (3)
 
 Iraq 3
 
 
 Jordan0
 
Third place
 
 
21 July 1988 - Amman
 
 
 Egypt2
 
 
 Jordan0

Semi-finals[edit]

Syria 0 – 0 (a.e.t.) Egypt
Penalties
Kardaghli Penalty scored
Ahmad Penalty scored
Al-Qolla Penalty scored
Deeb Penalty scored
4 - 3 Abouzeid Penalty scored
Shawky Penalty scored
H. Hassan Penalty scored
Youssef Penalty missed
Mayhoub Penalty missed

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

Third place play-off[edit]

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

Final[edit]

Iraq 1 – 1 (a.e.t.) Syria
Gorgis Goal 34' Al-Nasser Goal 33'
Penalties
Mohammed Penalty missed
Hussein Penalty scored
Qais Penalty scored
Shaker Penalty scored
Oraibi Penalty scored
4 - 3 Penalty scored Kardaghli
Penalty missed Ahmad
Penalty missed Jakalan
Penalty scored Saad
Penalty scored Leyous

Result[edit]

 1988 Arab Nations Cup Winners 

Iraq
Fourth title

Top scorers[edit]

4 Goals
2 Goals

References[edit]

External links[edit]