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1972 Gulf Cup of Nations

1972 Gulf Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 16 March – 28 March
Venue(s) 1 (Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 25 (4.17 per match)
Top scorer(s) Saeed Ghareeb (3 goals)
Best player Farooq Ibrahim

The second Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Saudi Arabia, in March 1972.

The tournament was won by Kuwait, claiming their second title.

Bahrain also took part in the competition, but they walked off the field during their match against Saudi Arabia to protest the officiating; they were subsequently ejected from the competition and their results were expunged.


The teams played a single round-robin style competition. The team achieving first place in the overall standings was the tournament winner.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Kuwait 3 2 1 0 14 2 +12 5
 Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 0 10 2 +8 5
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 2 1 11 -10 2
 Qatar 3 0 0 3 0 10 -10 0


March 16, 1972
Saudi Arabia  2 – 2  Kuwait

March 17, 1972
United Arab Emirates  1 – 0  Qatar

March 18, 1972
Kuwait  2 – 0 2  Bahrain

March 19, 1972
Saudi Arabia  4 – 0  United Arab Emirates

March 21, 1972
Bahrain  6 – 2 2  Qatar

March 22, 1972
Kuwait  7 – 0  United Arab Emirates

March 24, 1972
Saudi Arabia  4 – 0  Qatar

March 25, 1972
Bahrain  2 – 0 2  United Arab Emirates

March 26, 1972
Kuwait  5 – 0  Qatar

March 28, 1972
Saudi Arabia  2 – 1 1  Bahrain

1 The match was abandoned with Saudi Arabia leading 2-1 after Bahrain walked off the field to protest the officiating; Bahrain were subsequently ejected from the competition and their record was expunged.
2 The match was expunged after Bahrain were ejected from the competition.


 1972 Gulf Cup of Nations Winners 

Second title

External links

  • Official Site (Arabic)
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