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AFC Arabian Gulf Cup of Nations 1970 to 2021

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The Arabian Gulf Cup of Nations is a football tournament currently held every two years rotating the host city every edition.
The Gulf Cup of Nations was founded at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico by the Arab states around the Persian Gulf.
The First Gulf Cup tournament took place in Bahrain in 1970, and was won by the Kuwaiti team.
The 2021 Tournament was re-named the FIFA 2021 Arab Cup and includes Nations from Asia & Africa.
Includes a Table of Merit.

AFC Arabian Gulf Cup 1970 to 2019 & FIFA Arab Cup 2021

Year # Host Nation(s) Winner Score Runner-Up Third Score Fourth
1970 1

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Bahrain

Kuwait football

Kuwait Group

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Bahrain

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Group

Qatar Football

Qatar
1972 2

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia

Kuwait football

Kuwait Group

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates Group

Qatar Football

Qatar
1974 3

Kuwait football

Kuwait

Kuwait football

Kuwait 4 – 0

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates 1-1 (p3-0)

Qatar Football

Qatar
1976 4

Qatar Football

Qatar

Kuwait football

Kuwait 4 – 2

Iraq Football

Iraq

Qatar Football

Qatar Group

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Bahrain
1979 5

Iraq Football

Iraq

Iraq Football

Iraq Group

Kuwait football

Kuwait

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Group

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Bahrain
1982 6

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates

Kuwait football

Kuwait Group

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Bahrain

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates Group

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia
1984 7

Oman Football

Oman

Iraq Football

Iraq 1-1 (p4-3)

Qatar Football

Qatar

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Group

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates
1986 8

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Bahrain

Kuwait football

Kuwait Group

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Group

Qatar Football

Qatar
1988 9

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia

Iraq Football

Iraq Group

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Group

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Bahrain
1990 10

Kuwait football

Kuwait

Kuwait football

Kuwait Group

Qatar Football

Qatar

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Bahrain Group

Oman Football

Oman
1992 11

Qatar Football

Qatar

Qatar Football

Qatar Group

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Bahrain

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Group

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates
1994 12

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Group

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates

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Bahrain Group

Qatar Football

Qatar
1996 13

Oman Football

Oman

Kuwait football

Kuwait Group

Qatar Football

Qatar

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Group

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates
1998 14

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Bahrain

Kuwait football

Kuwait Group

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates Group

Oman Football

Oman
2002 15

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Group

Qatar Football

Qatar

Kuwait football

Kuwait Group

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Bahrain
2003 16

Kuwait football

Kuwait

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Group

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Bahrain

Qatar Football

Qatar Group

Oman Football

Oman
2004 17

Qatar Football

Qatar

Qatar Football

Qatar 1-1 (p6-5)

Oman Football

Oman

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Bahrain 3 – 1

Kuwait football

Kuwait
2007 18

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates 1 – 0

Oman Football

Oman

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Bahrain Shared

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia
2009 19

Oman Football

Oman

Oman Football

Oman 0-0 (p6-5)

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia

Kuwait football

Kuwait Shared

Qatar Football

Qatar
2010 20

Yemen Fooyball

Yemen

Kuwait football

Kuwait 1 – 0

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia

Iraq Football

Iraq Shared

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates
2013 21

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Bahrain

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates 2-1 aet

Iraq Football

Iraq

Kuwait football

Kuwait 6 – 1

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Bahrain
2014 22

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia

Qatar Football

Qatar 2 – 1

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates 1 – 0

Oman Football

Oman
2017-18 23

Kuwait football

Kuwait

Oman Football

Oman 0-0 (p5-4)

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates

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Bahrain Shared

Oman Football

Oman
2019 24

Qatar Football

Qatar

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Bahrain 1 – 0

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia

Iraq Football

Iraq Shared

Qatar Football

Qatar
2021 25

Qatar Football

Qatar

24th Arabian Gulf Cup 2019 Qatar 26th November to 8th December

24th Gulf Cup of Nations Qatar 26th November to 8th December 2019
Group A
Date Team Score Team Venue
26 November Qatar

Qatar Football

1 – 2

Iraq Football

Iraq Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
26 November United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Football

3 – 0

Yemen Fooyball

Yemen Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha
29 November United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Football

0 – 2

Iraq Football

Iraq Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
29 November Yemen

Yemen Fooyball

0 – 6

Qatar Football

Qatar Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha
2 December Qatar

Qatar Football

4 – 2

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
2 December Yemen

Yemen Fooyball

0 – 0

Iraq Football

Iraq Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
Group B
Date Team Score Team Venue
27 November Oman

Oman Football

0 – 0

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Bahrain Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha
27 November Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia football

1 – 3

Kuwait football

Kuwait Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha
30 November Kuwait

Kuwait football

1 – 2

Oman Football

Oman Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha
30 November Bahrain

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0 – 2

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha
2 December Kuwait

Kuwait football

2 – 4

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Bahrain Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
2 December Oman

Oman Football

1 – 3

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha

24th Arabian Gulf Cup 2019 Qatar Group Tables

2019 Gulf Cup of Nations Group A
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Iraq

Iraq Football

3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
Qatar

Qatar Football

3 2 0 1 11 4 +7 6
United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates Football

3 1 0 2 5 6 −1 3
Yemen

Yemen Fooyball

3 0 1 2 0 9 −9 1
2019 Gulf Cup of Nations Group B
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia football

3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
Bahrain

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3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
Oman

Oman Football

3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
Kuwait

Kuwait football

3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3

24th Arabian Gulf Cup 2019 Qatar Knock-Out Stage

2019 Arabian Gulf Cup Semi-Finals
Date Team Score Team Venue
5 December Iraq

Iraq Football

2-2 AET (Pens 3-5)

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Bahrain Khalifa International Stadium, Doha
5 December Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia football

1 – 0

Qatar Football

Qatar Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha
2019 Arabian Gulf Cup
8 December Bahrain

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1 – 0

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium, Doha

AFC Gulf Cup of Nations 1970 to 2019 Table of Merit

Nation Winners Second Third Fourth Top 4 (24)

Kuwait football

Kuwait 10 1 3 1 15

Saudi Arabia football

Saudi Arabia 3 7 8 1 19

Qatar Football

Qatar 3 4 4 5 16

Iraq Football

Iraq 3 2 2 0 7

United Arab Emirates Football

United Arab Emirates 2 4 6 3 15

Oman Football

Oman 2 2 1 4 9

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Bahrain 1 4 5 5 15
Totals 24 24 29 19 96

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