2012 Arab Cup

international football competition

The 2012 Arab Cup (Arabic: كأس العرب 2012) was the 10th Arab Cup tournament. It was hosted in Saudi Arabia from 22 June to 6 July 2012.[1] Morocco won the tournament after defeating Libya in the final.

2012 Arab Cup
كأس العرب 2012 (in Arabic)
Tournament details
Host countrySaudi Arabia
Dates22 June – 6 July
Teams11 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Morocco (1st title)
Runners-up Libya
Third place Iraq
Fourth place Saudi Arabia
Tournament statistics
Matches played19
Goals scored47 (2.47 per match)
Top scorer(s)Morocco Yassine Salhi (6)
2009

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Saudi Arabia 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4 4
2   Kuwait 2 1 0 1 2 4 –2 3
3   Palestine 2 0 1 1 2 4 –2 1
22 June 2012
Saudi Arabia   4–0   Kuwait
25 June 2012
Kuwait   2–0   Palestine
28 June 2012
Saudi Arabia   2–2   Palestine

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Morocco 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 7
2   Libya 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
3   Yemen 3 1 0 2 3 7 –4 3
4   Bahrain 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0
23 June 2012
Morocco   4–0   Bahrain
Libya   3–1   Yemen
26 June 2012
Bahrain   0–2   Yemen
Libya   0–0   Morocco
29 June 2012
Libya   2–1   Bahrain
Yemen   0–4   Morocco

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Iraq 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
2   Sudan 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3   Egypt U23 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
4   Lebanon 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
24 June 2012
Iraq   1–0   Lebanon
Egypt U23   1–1   Sudan
27 June 2012
Lebanon   0–2   Sudan
Iraq   2–1   Egypt U23
30 June 2012
Egypt U23   1–1   Lebanon
Sudan   1–1   Iraq

Best second-place teamsEdit

The best second-place team will advance to the knockout stage.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Libya 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
2   Sudan 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
3   Kuwait 2 1 0 1 2 4 –2 3

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
3 July - Jeddah
 
 
  Saudi Arabia0
 
6 July - Jeddah
 
  Libya2
 
  Libya1 (1)
 
3 July - Jeddah
 
  Morocco (p)1 (3)
 
  Morocco2
 
 
  Iraq1
 
Third place
 
 
5 July - Jeddah
 
 
  Saudi Arabia0
 
 
  Iraq1


 2012 Arab Cup Winners 
 
Morocco
1st title

StatisticsEdit

Tournament rankingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Morocco 5 3 2 0 11 2 +9 11
2   Libya 5 3 2 0 8 3 +5 11
3   Iraq 5 3 1 1 6 4 +2 10
4   Saudi Arabia 4 1 1 2 6 5 +1 4
Eliminated in the Group stage
5   Sudan 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
6   Kuwait 2 1 0 1 2 4 –2 3
7   Yemen 3 1 0 2 3 7 –4 3
8   Egypt U23 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
9   Palestine 2 0 1 1 2 4 –2 1
10   Lebanon 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3 1
11   Bahrain 3 0 0 3 1 8 –7 0
  • Rankings are based on performance, not team skill. Also, these rankings are unofficial and are not based on head-to-head record.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "الإتحاد المغربي يرفض مشاركة المنتخب في البطولة العربية بالمحترفين" (in Arabic). kooora.com. Retrieved 8 November 2011.