2007 Gulf Cup of Nations

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2007 The Gulf Cup of Nations
كأس الخليج العربي, او خليجي 18
Kass Al-Khaleej Al-Arabi, or Khaleeji 18
Tournament details
Host country United Arab Emirates
Dates 17–30 January
Teams 8
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  United Arab Emirates
Runners-up  Oman
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 31 (2.07 per match)
Top scorer(s) United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar (5 goals)
Best player United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar
2004
2009

The 2007 Gulf Cup of Nations or Arabian Gulf Cup (Arabic: كأس الخليج العربي‎‎), the 18th edition, took place in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, from 17 January 2007 to 30 January 2007.

The tournament was won by the host country United Arab Emirates, who beat neighbors Oman 1–0 in the final, courtesy of a goal by Ismail Matar who finished the tournament as top scorer with 5 goals in all. The UAE became the fifth country to lift the title after Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

In the competition there was also some very serious disciplinary problems with a total of 38 yellow cards and 7 red cards awarded in only 12 matches. As in previous Gulf Cups there have also been bad refereeing calls.

The 18th Gulf Cup of Nations also had featured dramatically increased attendance when compared to the 2002 Gulf Cup of Nations in Riyadh, and the 2003 Gulf Cup of Nations in Kuwait.

Matches[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Oman 9 3 3 0 0 6 3 +3
 United Arab Emirates 6 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1
 Kuwait 1 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2
 Yemen 1 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2

17 January 2007
Kuwait  1–1  Yemen
Al-Mutawa Goal 74' (pen.) Ali Alomki Goal 16'

20 January 2007
Kuwait  1–2  Oman
Al-Rashidi Goal 81' Al-Hosni Goal 8'
Saleh Goal 85'


23 January 2007
Oman  2–1  Yemen
Al-Touqi Goal 1'
Al Busafy Goal 88'
Saleh Goal 9'

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Saudi Arabia 7 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2
 Bahrain 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
 Iraq 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Qatar 1 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2

18 January 2007
Saudi Arabia  2–1  Bahrain
Al-Qahtani Goal 26' (pen.) Goal 89' Yousef Goal 13' (pen.)

18 January 2007
Qatar  0–1  Iraq
H.M. Mohammed Goal 39'

21 January 2007
Bahrain  1–1  Iraq
Al-Marzouqi Goal 8' H.M. Mohammed Goal 11'

21 January 2007
Saudi Arabia  1–1  Qatar
Mouath Goal 72' Nasser Goal 10'

24 January 2007
Qatar  1–2  Bahrain
Khalfan Goal 19' Hubail Goal 45' Goal 90+1'

24 January 2007
Saudi Arabia  1–0  Iraq
Al-Qahtani Goal 12' (pen.)

Semi Finals[edit]


Final[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In the beginning 15 minutes of the Oman-Yemen game, the cameras were malfunctioning, resulting in the side cameras being the only coverage of that part of the match.

Winners[edit]

 Gulf Cup of Nations 2007 Winners 

United Arab Emirates
First title

Awards[edit]

Top Goalscorers Most Valuable Player Best Goalkeeper Fair Play Award
United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar United Arab Emirates Ismail Matar Oman Ali Al Habsi  Yemen

Top-Scorers[edit]

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

External links[edit]