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Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain confirm Gulf Cup attendance

  • 13 November 2019
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Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain confirm Gulf Cup attendance
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have said they will compete in the Arabian Gulf Cup to be held in Qatar this month.
The Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation will hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the organisation of the competition as three gulf nations confirm they will taking part in the tournament.
In separate statements published overnight, the Saudi, UAE and Bahrain football associations announced they would join the biennial Gulf Nations Cup, which starts on Nov 24.
This now means that all eight nations have been confirmed for the Gulf tournament which will be hosted in Doha from November 24 to December 6. Meaning that Saudi Arabia UAE & Bahrain will join Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, and hosts Qatar at the tournament.
The three countries did not attend the draw for the previous tournament two years ago in the Qatari capital and only competed after that tournament was moved to Kuwait.
The Gulf Cup rotates hosts and usually involves Oman, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait as well as non-GCC Yemen and Iraq. Oman are the current champions.

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