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Friday , February 3 2023

Bahrain end Kuwait Gulf Cup hopes

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Saudi Arabia and Qatar qualify for semis

Kuwaiti player challenges a Bahraini for the ball

DOHA, Dec 2, (KUNA): Bahrain ended Kuwait Gulf Cup hopes with 4-2 victory  on Monday at Doha’s Khalifa Intern-ational Stadium.

The Bahraini team looked more in control and calm, and were able to break the deadlock in the  46 minute through Ali Jaafar.

Bahrain scored again in the 70 minute thanks to Jassim Al-Sheikh, at the 83 minute by Tiago, and again at extra time by Tiago.

Kuwait scored from a penalty kick in  the 59 minute, the shot was taken by Yosif Nasser.

The second goal by Kuwait was made by Ahmad Zanki.

In the second match of the same group tonight, the Saudi team defeated Oman 3-1.

The Saudi and Bahraini teams advance to play in the semifinal against Qatar and Iraq.

Earlier, Qatar defeated UAE on Monday as part of group A in the 24th Gulf Cup 4-2 at Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium.

The Qatari team was more calm and in control, and was able to score through player Akram Afif at the 20th minute.

The same player scored another goal through a penalty kick in the 29 minute.

UAE scored their first goal, also through a penalty kick, taken by Ali Mabkhout at the 33 minute.

In the second half, the Qatari team scored their third goal taken by Hasan Al-Haidous in the 52 minute.

In the 77 minute, UAE player Mabkhout scored the second goal.

The Qatari team were able to score their fourth goal at extra time, thanks to Khokhi Bu Allam.

In the second match of the same group, Iraq were not able to score against Yemen, which ended the match goalless.

Qatar and Iraq advance to the semifinal.

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