Stoppage Time – International Football Blog

Gulf Cup: Kuwait end twelve year drought (+video)

Posted in Asian Football, International Football by peterbein on December 5, 2010

Kuwait have finally claimed their tenth Gulf Cup of Nations title following a tense encounter against Saudi Arabia in today’s final, played in Yemen.

Having last won this competition in 1998 Kuwait were determined to end the long drought and reclaim a trophy they have won more than anybody else. Saudi Arabia were hoping to win this tournament for the fourth time in their history and for the first time since 2003. However they were to suffer heartbreak at the cruelest possible time with Waleed Ali Jumah scoring the only goal of the game three minutes in second half stoppage time.

The next Gulf Cup of Nations tournament is scheduled to take place in 2013 with the host country being three-times winners Iraq.


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