2010 Gulf Cup of Nations

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2010 Gulf Cup of Nations
كأس الخليج العربي 2010 ، أو خليجي 20
Kass Al-Khaleej ِAl-Arabi 2010, or Khaleeji 20
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2010 Gulf Cup of Nations official logo
Tournament details
Host country Yemen
Dates 22 November – 5 December
Teams 8
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Kuwait (10th title)
Runners-up  Saudi Arabia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 27 (1.8 per match)
Top scorer(s) Kuwait Bader Al-Mutawa
Iraq Alaa Abdul-Zahra
(3 goals)
Best player Kuwait Fahad Al-Enezi
2009
2013

The 2010 Gulf Cup of Nations or Arabian Gulf Cup (Arabic: كأس الخليج العربي‎‎) was the twentieth edition of the biannual Gulf Cup competition, and took place in Aden, Yemen, from 22 November to 5 December 2010.[1] The tournament was held in Yemen for the first time in the tournament's history, and this edition celebrated the 40th year anniversary of the cup as well as the 20th anniversary of the tournament.

The opening match was played between the host Yemen and Saudi Arabia at the May 22 Stadium in Aden.[2][3]

Kuwait won the tournament for the tenth time in the team's history,[4] against 2-time consecutive second-place finishers, Saudi Arabia in a 1–0 score that ended with extra time.

Teams[edit]

8 teams participated in the tournament.[5]

Venues[edit]

Cities Venues Capacity Build Year
Aden May 22 Stadium 30,000 2003
Zinjibar Al-Wihda Stadium 30,000 2010

Competition mascot[edit]

The competition mascot (rather a secondary competition logo) depicts a Yemeni juggling a football in a traditional Yemeni wizaar while wearing headgear consisting of colors from the Yemeni flag.

The design has been featured in many advertising campaigns for the competition as well as many talk-shows, and has emerged as a well-known symbol for the competition, even more so than the primary competition logo.

The Draw[edit]

  • The draw for the tournament was held on 22 August 2010.
  • Eight teams were divided into two groups, Yemen (The host nation) was in group A, Oman (The holder) in group B, while the rest of the teams were placed in a pot based on August 2010's FIFA ranking.

Seedings[edit]

Pot
National Team
FIFA Ranking
A  Yemen (Host)
109
 Oman (Holder)
81
B  Bahrain
68
 Saudi Arabia
70
C  Kuwait
85
 United Arab Emirates
90
D  Qatar
98
 Iraq
106

Group stage[edit]

  • All times are Yemen Time – UTC+3

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kuwait 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
 Saudi Arabia 3 1 2 0 5 1 +4 5
 Qatar 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Yemen 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0

22 November 2010
19:00
Yemen  0–4  Saudi Arabia
Al-Muwallad Goal 4'
Al-Shalhoub Goal 58'
Asiri Goal 72' (pen.)
Al-Saeed Goal 90+2'
May 22 Stadium, Aden
Referee: Fareed Al Marzouqi (United Arab Emirates)

22 November 2010
22:00
Kuwait  1–0  Qatar
Nasser Goal 28'
May 22 Stadium, Aden
Referee: Abdullah Al-Hurassi (Oman)

25 November 2010
16:00
Saudi Arabia  0–0  Kuwait

25 November 2010
19:00
Qatar  2–1  Yemen
Al-Marri Goal 35'55' Akram Goal 17'
Al-Wihda Stadium, Zinjibar
Referee: Sabah Abid Iddan (Iraq)

28 November 2010
19:00
Yemen  0–3  Kuwait
Al Ataiqi Goal 18' (pen.)
Al-Mutawa Goal 34'69'
Al-Wihda Stadium, Zinjibar
Referee: Salah Mohammed Al Abassi (Bahrain)

28 November 2010
19:00
Qatar  1–1  Saudi Arabia
Al-Ghanim Goal 84' Shami Zaher Goal 89' (o.g.)
May 22 Stadium, Aden
Referee: Fareed Al Marzouqi (United Arab Emirates)

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5
 Iraq 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
 Oman 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
 Bahrain 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1

23 November 2010
16:00
Oman  1–1  Bahrain
Al Hosni Goal 37' Al Mishkhas Goal 67'
May 22 Stadium, Aden
Referee: Naser Al Enezi (Kuwait)

23 November 2010
19:00
Iraq  0–0  United Arab Emirates
May 22 Stadium, Aden
Referee: Abdelrahman Al Qathani (Saudi Arabia)

26 November 2010
16:00
United Arab Emirates  0–0  Oman
May 22 Stadium, Aden
Referee: Hamdy Raaban Shaaban (Egypt)

26 November 2010
19:00
Bahrain  2–3  Iraq
Ayesh Goal 44'
Abdullatif Goal 90+'
Abdul-Zahra Goal 24'54'
Hawar Goal 90'
May 22 Stadium, Aden
Referee: Khalaf Mohammad Allabany (Yemen)

29 November 2010
19:00
Oman  0–0  Iraq
Al-Wihda Stadium, Zinjibar
Referee: Yasser Younis (Egypt)

29 November 2010
19:00
United Arab Emirates  3–1  Bahrain
Khater Goal 4'
F. Juma Goal 8'
A. Juma Goal 64'
Fatadi Goal 35'
May 22 Stadium, Aden
Referee: Khamis Al Marry (Qatar)

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

2 December 2010
16:00
Kuwait  2–2 (a.e.t.)  Iraq
Al-Mutawa Goal 1'
Al-Enezi Goal 58'
Hawar Goal 6'
Abdul-Zahra Goal 14'
  Penalties  
5–4
May 22 Stadium, Aden
Referee: Hamdy Raaban Shaaban (Egypt)

Final[edit]

5 December 2010
18:00
Kuwait  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Saudi Arabia
Ali Goal 93'
May 22 Stadium, Aden
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Abdullah Al-Hurassi (Oman)

Winners[edit]

 2010 Gulf Cup of Nations Winners 

Kuwait
Tenth title

Goalscorers[edit]

Own goals

Team statistics[edit]

This table shows all team performance.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD
Final phase
1  Kuwait 5 3 2 0 7 2 +5
2  Saudi Arabia 5 2 2 1 6 2 +4
3  Iraq 4 1 3 0 5 4 +1
4  United Arab Emirates 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1
Eliminated in the group stage
5  Qatar 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
6  Oman 3 0 3 0 1 1 0
7  Bahrain 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3
8  Yemen 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8

Total goals by team[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • For the first time in the tournament's history all matches were played on artificial grass fields.
  • The broadcasting rights for the tournament was sold for the highest price ever in Gulf Cup history to Abu Dhabi Sports in a deal worth 560 million dollars.[6]
  • For the third consecutive time previous champions of the tournament failed to pass the group stages after 2009 winners, Oman failed to qualify to the final four.
  • Ali Al-Habsi's record for 4 consecutive "Best Tournament Goalkeeper" was broken after Kuwait's Nawaf Al-Khaldi won the award due to Ali's absence in the competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Persian Gulf Cup in 2010
  2. ^ http://www.goalzz.com/main.aspx?c=4648 – Gulf Cup of Nations schedule – Goalzz.com
  3. ^ "Yemen welcomes Gulf nations". FIFA.com. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.footballpress.net/?action=read&idsel=74272 – Kuwait win the 2010 Gulf Cup for the tenth time
  5. ^ Persian Gulf Cup in Yemen 2010
  6. ^ http://forum.kooora.com/f.aspx?t=26006288 – AD Sports pay 560 million for rights to the 20th Gulf Cup

External links[edit]