Saudi Arabia beats UAE to reach Gulf Cup final

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RIYADH, Nov. 23, 2014 (AMP) — Saudi Arabia 2014 : Saudi Arabia reached the Gulf Cup final for the fourth time in their history with a 3-2 win against the United Arab Emirates (halftime: 2-0) on Sunday night at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia dominated the first half thanks to goals from Al-Shamrani ('19) and Al Abed ('22). Leading 2-0 at the break, the Saudis further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Al-Dawsari with just 4 minutes remaining in regulation time.

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Overview

Saudi Arabia at the Gulf Cup

  • 3 titles (1994, 2002, 2003)
  • 21 participations in the qualifications (first in 1970)
  • Statistics: Champions (1994, 2002, 2003) Runners-up (1972, 1974, 1998, 2009, 2010) Third Place (1970, 1979, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1996) Fourth Place (1982)

United Arab Emirates at the Gulf Cup

  • 2 titles (2007, 2013)
  • 21 participations in the qualifications (first in 1972)
  • Statistics: Champions (2007, 2013) Runners-up (1986, 1988, 1994) Third Place (1972, 1982, 1998) Fourth Place (1974, 1984, 1992, 1996)
2014 Gulf Cup Poster
Saudi Arabia
3:2
United Arab Emirates
3:2 (2:0)
  • 23 November 2014
  • 21:00
  • Riyadh

Gulf Cup History

Gulf Cup of Nations History

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