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1988 Arab Nations Cup

1988 Arab Nations Cup
Tournament details
Host countryJordan
Dates8 – 21 July
Teams10 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Iraq (4th title)
Runners-up  Syria
Third place  Egypt
Fourth place  Jordan
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored35 (1.46 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ahmed Radhi
(4 goals)
Best player(s) Tawfiq Al-Saheb
1985
1992

The 1988 Arab Nations Cup is the fifth edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Amman, Jordan. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 4th time.

1988 Arab Nations Cup Intro articles: 4

Qualified teams

The 8 qualified teams are:

Participants
Zone Team
Hosts  Jordan
Holders  Iraq
Zone 1 (Gulf Area)  Bahrain
 Kuwait Ol.
Zone 2 (Red Sea)  Egypt
 Saudi Arabia Ol.
Zone 3 (North Africa) Algeria UT
 Tunisia
Zone 4 (East Region)  Syria

1988 Arab Nations Cup Qualified teams articles: 8

Venues

Amman
Amman International Stadium
Capacity: 25,000

Squads

Group stage

Algeria and Saudi Arabia did not send their senior national teams to the competition. Instead, Algeria sent a University XI, probably an Under-23 squad, while Saudi Arabia's A team was in Australia during the tournament.[1]

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 4 2 2 0 4 0 +4 6
 Iraq 4 1 3 0 3 1 +2 5
 Lebanon 4 1 2 1 2 4 −2 4
 Tunisia 4 0 3 1 3 4 −1 3
 Saudi Arabia Ol. 4 0 2 2 1 4 −3 2
Egypt  0–0  Saudi Arabia Ol.
Iraq  1–1  Tunisia
Radhi  32' Mahjoubi  62'
Attendance: 17 000
Referee: Issa Al-Jassas (Kuwait)

Iraq  0–0  Lebanon
Saudi Arabia Ol.  1–1  Tunisia
Farhan  80' Maaloul  90' (pen.)

Egypt  1–0  Tunisia
Soliman  62'
Lebanon  1–0  Saudi Arabia Ol.
Hammoud  81'

Iraq  2–0  Saudi Arabia Ol.
Radhi  13'35'
Egypt  3–0  Lebanon
Shawky  29'
Abouzaid  68'
H. Hassan  88'

Lebanon  1–1  Tunisia
Hammoud  65' Mehedhebi  46'
Iraq  0–0  Egypt

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Jordan 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 5
 Syria 4 2 1 1 4 4 0 5
Algeria UT 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 4
 Kuwait Ol. 4 1 1 2 2 3 −1 3
 Bahrain 4 0 3 1 2 3 −1 3
Jordan  0–0  Bahrain
Syria  1–1 Algeria UT
Jakalan  31' Hadj Adlane  62'

Jordan  0–1  Kuwait Ol.
Al Breiki
Algeria UT 0–0  Bahrain

Syria  2–1  Bahrain
Deeb  6'
Jakalan  83'
Salim  16'
Algeria UT 1–0  Kuwait Ol.
Hadj Adlane  32'

Syria  1–0  Kuwait Ol.
Kardaghli  81'
Jordan  2–1 Algeria UT
Yadaje  61'
Abdel Muneim  75'
El-Groud  74'

Jordan  2–0  Syria
Yadaje  12'
Al Sahob  35'
Kuwait Ol.  1–1  Bahrain

1988 Arab Nations Cup Venues articles: 19

Knock-out stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
19 July 1988 - Amman
 
 
 Syria0 (4)
 
21 July 1988 - Amman
 
 Egypt0 (3)
 
 Iraq1 (4)
 
19 July 1988 - Amman
 
 Syria 1 (3)
 
 Iraq 3
 
 
 Jordan0
 
Third place
 
 
21 July 1988 - Amman
 
 
 Egypt2
 
 
 Jordan0

Semi-finals

Syria  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Egypt
Penalties
4–3

Iraq  3–0  Jordan
Radhi  22'
Ali  45'
Sharif  80'

Third place play-off

Egypt  2–0  Jordan

Final

Iraq  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Syria
  • Al-Nasser  33'
Penalties
4–3
Attendance: 15 000
Referee: Abdelali Naciri (Morocco)

Top scorers

4 Goals
2 Goals

1988 Arab Nations Cup Knock-out stage articles: 2

References

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