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1966 Arab Nations Cup

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1966 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host countryIraq
Dates1 – 10 April
Teams10 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iraq (2nd title)
Runners-up  Syria
Third place  Libya
Fourth place  Lebanon
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored111 (5.29 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ali Al-Biski
(16 goals)
Best player(s) Shidrak Yousif
1964
1982

The 1966 Arab Nations Cup is the third edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Baghdad, Iraq. The host nation and defending Champions Iraq won the title for the 2nd time.[1]

1966 Arab Nations Cup Intro articles: 4

Participated teams

The 10 participated teams are:

1966 Arab Nations Cup Participated teams articles: 9

Venues

Baghdad
Al-Kashafa Stadium
Capacity: 14,000

Squads

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iraq 4 3 1 0 15 3 +12 7
 Lebanon 4 3 1 0 10 3 +7 7
 Jordan 4 1 1 2 6 7 –1 3
 Kuwait 4 0 2 2 8 11 –3 2
 Bahrain 4 0 1 3 7 22 –15 1
Iraq  0–0  Lebanon
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Kuwait  4–4  Bahrain
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Iraq  2–1  Jordan
Assad
Atta
Al-Shaqran  22'
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Lebanon  6–1  Bahrain
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Iraq  3–1  Kuwait
Yousif
Dhiab
Atta
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Lebanon  2–1  Jordan
M. Al-Adwan  22'
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Iraq  10–1  Bahrain
Dhiab
Jameel
Ismail
Najim
Hameed
Dawood
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Jordan  2–2  Kuwait
Issa  22'
M. Al-Adwan  70'
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Lebanon  2–1  Kuwait
El-Sharki  1'?' Al-Dawla
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Jordan  2–1  Bahrain
Issa  22'60' Zalekh
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Group B

Oman abandoned their first match against Libya with 10 minutes left from a disputed decision when they started losing 21-0 to Libya, and withdrew from the tournament.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Syria 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 5
 Libya 3 1 2 0 16 1 +15 4
 Palestine 3 1 1 1 8 3 +5 3
 North Yemen 3 0 0 3 2 27 –25 0
 Oman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Libya  21–0 [n 1]  Oman
Ben Soueid
Al-Biski
Al-Jahani
Ben Zayed
Abondonned in 80'
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Libya  0–0  Palestine
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Syria  4–1  North Yemen
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Syria  0–0  Libya
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Palestine  7–0  North Yemen
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Syria  3–1  Palestine
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Libya  13–1  North Yemen
Al-Biski
Ben Soueid
Al-Ahwal
Al-Khatiti
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

1966 Arab Nations Cup Venues articles: 2

Knock-out stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
April 8, 1966 - Baghdad
 
 
 Iraq3
 
April 10, 1966 - Baghdad
 
 Libya1
 
 Iraq2
 
April 8, 1966 - Baghdad
 
 Syria1
 
 Syria1
 
 
 Lebanon0
 
Third place
 
 
April 10, 1966 - Baghdad
 
 
 Libya6
 
 
 Lebanon1

Semi-finals

Iraq  3–1  Libya
Mahmoud
Balla
Atta
Al-Biski
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Syria  1–0  Lebanon
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Third place play-off

Libya  6–1  Lebanon
Al-Biski
Al-Jahani
Al-Ahwal
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Final

Iraq  2–1  Syria
Ismail  68'84' Idlibi  27'
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Attendance: 20 000
Referee: Mamdouh Khourma (Jordan)

Goalscorers

16 goals

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ Oman withrew the tournament after its first match against Libya, protesting a penalty free-kick decision of the referee at 80'.

References

External links