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2012 Arab Nations Cup
كأس العرب 2012 '
Tournament details
Host country Saudi Arabia
Dates 22 June – 6 July
Teams 11 (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 played 19
Goals scored 47 (2.47 per match)
Top scorer(s) Morocco Yassine Salhi (6)
← 2009

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

Group stage

Group A

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 Palestinian National Authority Palestine 2 0 1 1 2 4 –2 1
22 June 2012
Saudi Arabia  4–0  Kuwait
25 June 2012
Kuwait  2–0 Palestinian National Authority Palestine
28 June 2012
Saudi Arabia  2–2 Palestinian National Authority Palestine

Group B

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 C

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 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 Egypt 1–1  Sudan
27 June 2012
Lebanon  0–2  Sudan
Iraq  2–1 Egypt Egypt U23
30 June 2012
Egypt U23 Egypt 1–1  Lebanon
Sudan  1–1  Iraq

Best second-place teams

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 stage

Bracket

  Semifinals Final
3 July - Jeddah
  Saudi Arabia  0  
  Libya  2  
 
6 July - Jeddah
      Libya  1 (1)
    Morocco (p)  1 (3)

Third place
3 July - Jeddah 5 July - Jeddah
  Morocco  2   Saudi Arabia  0
  Iraq  1

    Iraq  1
 2012 Arab Nations Cup Winners 

Morocco
1st title

Statistics

Tournament rankings

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 Egypt U23 3 0 2 1 3 4 –1 2
9 Palestinian National Authority 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.
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