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1985 Arab Nations Cup

1985 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host countrySaudi Arabia
Dates3 – 12 July
Teams6 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iraq (3rd title)
Runners-up  Bahrain
Third place  Saudi Arabia
Fourth place  Qatar
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored21 (2.1 per match)
Top scorer(s) Anad Abid
(5 goals)
1982
1988

The 1985 Arab Nations Cup is the fourth edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Ta'if, Saudi Arabia. The competition come back after nineteen years of absence. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 3rd time.

1985 Arab Nations Cup Intro articles: 4

Qualified teams

The 6 qualified teams are:

Participants
Zone Team
Hosts  Saudi Arabia
Zone 1 (Gulf Area)  Bahrain
 Qatar
Zone 2 (Red Sea) No team
Zone 3 (North Africa)  Mauritania
Zone 4 (East Region)  Iraq
 Jordan

1985 Arab Nations Cup Qualified teams articles: 5

Venues

Ta’if
King Fahd Stadium
Capacity: 17,000

Squads

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Saudi Arabia 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 6
 Qatar 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 3
 Jordan 2 0 0 2 0 6 −6 0
Saudi Arabia  4–0  Jordan
Nu'eimeh  45'
Azmi  49' (o.g.)
Al-Musaibeah  58'
Al-Bishi  89'
Report
Referee: Nizar Watti (Syria)

Qatar  2–0  Jordan
Khalfan  32'
Muftah  66'

Saudi Arabia  1–0  Qatar
Mohammad  61' Report

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Bahrain 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
 Iraq 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
 Mauritania 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4 0
Iraq  1–1  Bahrain
Abid Eid

Bahrain  2–0  Mauritania

Knock-out stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
10 July 1985 – Taif
 
 
 Iraq3
 
12 July 1985 – Taif
 
 Saudi Arabia2
 
 Iraq1
 
10 July 1985 – Taif
 
 Bahrain0
 
 Bahrain (a.e.t.)1 (4)
 
 
 Qatar1 (2)
 
Third place
 
 
12 July 1985 – Taif
 
 
 Saudi Arabia (a.e.t.)0 (4)
 
 
 Qatar 0 (1)

Semi-finals

Iraq  3–2  Saudi Arabia
Abid  12'18'
Rashid  28'
Report Nu'eimeh  12' (pen.)
Abd Al-Jawad  88'

Bahrain  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Qatar
Penalties
4–2

Third place play-off

Saudi Arabia  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Qatar
Penalties
Abd Al-Jawad
Al-Bishi
Al-Dosari
Khamees
4–1

Final

Iraq  1–0  Bahrain
Abid  21' Report
Referee: Abdul Aziz Al-Salmi (Kuwait)

Goalscorers

5 goals

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