2002 Arab Nations Cup

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2002 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host country Kuwait
Dates 16 – 30 December
Teams 10 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Saudi Arabia (2nd title)
Runners-up  Bahrain
Tournament statistics
Matches played 23
Goals scored 66 (2.87 per match)
1998
2009

The 2002 Arab Nations Cup was the eighth edition of the Arab Nations Cup football competition, hosted in the nation of Kuwait. The Saudi Arabia, who were the defending champions from the last Arab Nations Cup, again won the title for a 2nd time at the conclusion of the competition.

Morocco has been represented by Morocco national under-23 football team in this cup.[1]

Squads[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Jordan 4 2 2 0 6 4 +2 8
 Morocco 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1 5
 Kuwait 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5
 Sudan 4 1 1 2 4 5 −1 4
 Palestine 4 0 3 1 7 9 −2 3

16 December 2002
Kuwait  1 – 1  Morocco
Faraj Laheeb Goal 46' Bouchaib El Moubarki Goal 26'

18 December 2002
Morocco  1 – 1  Jordan
Yazid Kaïssi Goal 4' Abdullah Abu Zema Goal 64' (pen.)

18 December 2002
Kuwait  1 – 0  Sudan
Musaed Neda Goal 90'

20 December 2002
Jordan  2 – 1  Sudan
Mo'ayyad Salim Goal 17'
Abdullah Abu Zema Goal 82' (pen.)
Mohamed Ali Goal 84'

20 December 2002
Morocco  3 – 1  Palestine
Mohamed Armoumen Goal 30'40'
Saeed Al-Kharazi Goal 88'
Ziyad Al-Kord Goal 52'

23 December 2002
Jordan  2 – 1  Kuwait
Anas Al-Zboun Goal 69'83' Bashar Abdullah Goal 86'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Saudi Arabia 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5 10
 Bahrain 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 7
 Syria 4 2 0 2 8 6 +2 6
 Lebanon 4 1 1 2 5 7 −2 4
 Yemen 4 0 1 3 5 13 −8 1

17 December 2002
Yemen  0 – 4  Syria
Raja Rafe Goal 26'
Maher Al Sayed Goal 52'
Firas Al Khatib Goal 57 (pen), 70'

19 December 2002
Saudi Arabia  1 – 0  Lebanon
Bandar Tamim Goal 90+2' Report

21 December 2002
Syria  4 – 1  Lebanon
Firas Al Khatib Goal 44'
Raja Rafe Goal 46, 52, 59'
Mohamed Qassas Goal 54'

21 December 2002
Bahrain  3 – 1  Yemen
Ahmed Hassan Goal 45'83'90' Adel Al-Salimi Goal 89'

24 December 2002
Lebanon  4 – 2  Yemen
Roda Antar Goal 11'51'60'
Moussa Hojeij Goal 62'
Jamal Ahmed Al-Qadimi Goal 24'
Ali Abboud Goal 70'

24 December 2002
Syria  0 – 3  Saudi Arabia
Report Redha Tukar Goal 1'
Saud Khariri Goal 71'
Talal Al-Meshal Goal 90+3'

26 December 2002
Lebanon  0 – 0  Bahrain

Knock-out stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
28 Dec 2002 - Kuwait City, Kuwait
  Saudi Arabia 2  
  Morocco 0  
 
30 Dec 2002 - Kuwait City, Kuwait
      Saudi Arabia 1
    Bahrain 0
28 Dec 2002 - Kuwait City, Kuwait
  Bahrain 2
  Jordan 1  

Semi-finals[edit]

28 December 2002
9:49
Saudi Arabia  2 – 0  Morocco
Abdullah Al-Waked Goal 20'
Talal Al-Meshal Goal 57'

28 December 2002
Bahrain  2 - 1 (asdet)  Jordan
Husain Ali Goal 79' Golden goal 91' Anas Al-Zboun Goal 43'

Final[edit]

30 December 2002
Saudi Arabia  1 – 0 (asdet)  Bahrain
Noor Golden goal 94' Report

Winners[edit]

 2002 Arab Nations Cup Winners 

Saudi Arabia
Second title

References[edit]

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