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Al-Kuwait edge Qadsiya to win 6th HH Crown Prince Cup

The victorious Al-Kuwait players with the HH the Crown Prince Cup

For the sixth time in history, Kuwait Football Club raised His Highness the Crown Prince’s Football Cup after defeating Qadsiya Football Club on penalty shootouts that ended at 5-3. The match was attended by the patron of the cup himself, HH the Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

The match played at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad International stadium went to the penalty shootouts after the two teams failed to score at each other’s net, and Muhammad Al-Fahad lost in the third penalty for Qadsiya after he had tried to squeeze the ball in the right side of Kuwait’s goalkeeper Mus’eb Al-Kandari.

At the end of the match, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad handed the champion’s cup to Kuwait’s team captain, Hussein Al-Hakeem, while the silver medals went to Qadsiya players, and the bronze medals were shared between Salmiya and Jahra that emerged third.

According to sports analysis, both teams played in a defensive manner with a humble start, and most of the performance was limited to the center of the stadium.

Kuwait football club had a slightly better performance due to the opening tactics demonstrated by its players from all sides.

In the second half, Qadsiya received a yellow card through Reza Hani at 74 minute of the game, as the match witnessed some advancement and several attempts to score, which made the second half appear more energetic than the first half. However, extra time became the epitome of the entire match, as both teams played aggressive counterattacks, of which both sides recorded serious attacks against each other — although none of it managed to produce any goal.

The winning penalty of Kuwait was taken by Fahad Al-Hajiri.

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