1966 Arab Cup
Tournament details
Host countryIraq
Dates1 – 10 April
Teams10 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Iraq (2nd title)
Runners-up Syria
Third place Libya
Fourth place Lebanon
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored111 (5.29 per match)
Top scorer(s)Libya Ali Al-Biski
(16 goals)
Best player(s)Iraq Shidrak Yousif
1964
1982

The 1966 Arab Cup is the third edition of the Arab Cup hosted by Baghdad, Iraq. The host nation and defending Champions Iraq won the title for the 2nd time.[1]

Participated teams

The 10 participated teams are:

Venues

Baghdad
Al-Kashafa Stadium
Capacity: 14,000

Squads

Main article: 1966 Arab Cup squads

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Iraq 4 3 1 0 15 3 +12 7
 Lebanon 4 3 1 0 10 3 +7 7
 Jordan 4 1 1 2 6 7 –1 3
 Kuwait 4 0 2 2 8 11 –3 2
 Bahrain 4 0 1 3 7 22 –15 1
Iraq 3–1 Kuwait
Yousif Goal
Dhiab Goal
Atta Goal
Goal
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Lebanon 2–1 Jordan
GoalGoal M. Al-Adwan Goal 22'
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Iraq 2–1 Jordan
Assad Goal
Atta Goal
Al-Shaqran Goal 22'
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Lebanon 6–1 Bahrain
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Lebanon 2–1 Kuwait
El-Sharki Goal 1'?' Al-Dawla Goal
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Jordan 2–1 Bahrain
Issa Goal 22'60' Zalekh Goal
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Iraq 10–1 Bahrain
Dhiab GoalGoalGoalGoal
Jameel Goal Goal
Ismail Goal
Najim Goal
Hameed Goal
Dawood Goal
Goal
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Jordan 2–2 Kuwait
Issa Goal 22'
M. Al-Adwan Goal 70'
GoalGoal
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Kuwait 4–4 Bahrain
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Iraq 0–0 Lebanon
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Group B

Oman abandoned their first match against Libya with 10 minutes left from a disputed decision when they started losing 21-0 to Libya, and withdrew from the tournament.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Syria 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5 5
 Libya 3 1 2 0 16 1 +15 4
 Palestine 3 1 1 1 8 3 +5 3
 North Yemen 3 0 0 3 2 27 –25 0
 Oman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Libya 0–0 Palestine
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Syria 4–1 North Yemen
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Libya 21–0 [n 1] Oman
Ben Soueid GoalGoalGoalGoalGoalGoalGoalGoalGoal
Al-Biski GoalGoalGoalGoalGoalGoalGoal
Al-Jahani GoalGoalGoalGoal
Ben Zayed Goal
Abandoned in 80'
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Syria 0–0 Libya
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Palestine 7–0 North Yemen
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Syria 3–1 Palestine
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Libya 13–1 North Yemen
Al-Biski Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal
Ben Soueid Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal
Al-Ahwal Goal Goal
Al-Khatiti Goal
Goal
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Knock-out stage

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
April 8, 1966 - Baghdad
 
 
 Iraq3
 
April 10, 1966 - Baghdad
 
 Libya1
 
 Iraq2
 
April 8, 1966 - Baghdad
 
 Syria1
 
 Syria1
 
 
 Lebanon0
 
Third place
 
 
April 10, 1966 - Baghdad
 
 
 Libya6
 
 
 Lebanon1

Semi-finals

Iraq 3–1 Libya
Mahmoud Goal
Balla Goal
Atta Goal
Al-Biski Goal
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Syria 1–0 Lebanon
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Third place play-off

Libya 6–1 Lebanon
Al-Biski GoalGoalGoal
Al-Jahani GoalGoal
Al-Ahwal Goal
Goal
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad

Final

Main article: 1966 Arab Cup Final

Iraq 2–1 Syria
Ismail Goal 68'84' Idlibi Goal 27'
Al-Kashafa Stadium, Baghdad
Attendance: 20 000
Referee: Mamdouh Khourma (Jordan)

Goalscorers

16 goals

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ Oman withrew the tournament after its first match against Libya, protesting a penalty free-kick decision of the referee at 80'.

References

  1. ^ نهائي كأس العرب 1966 - Al-Gardenia
  2. ^ "Ali Al-Baski, the historical goal scorer for Libyan football ... and the star of records". Al Wasat. Retrieved 10 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)