DOHA, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- Bahrain won their first Arabian Gulf Cup title ever, edging Saudi Arabia, 1-0, in Qatar's Khalifa International Stadium on Sunday.
In the first half, both teams performed well and were too close to each other's nets.
In minute 12, Saudi Arabia's Salman Al-Faraj squandered a golden chance when he failed to score from a penalty shot. In the second half, the two teams also exchanged controlling the game and creating attacks on each other's nets.
However, in minute 68, Bahrain's Mohammad Al-Romaihi scored the only goal of the game, helping his team snatch the most prosperous trophy.
Kuwait won the Arabian Gulf Cup title ten times, while Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq have the title three times each. Oman and the UAE won the trophy twice each and Bahrain once. Bahrainis have failed to win the title throughout the biennial event's 49-year history, finishing as runners-up on four occasions. Four months ago, Bahrain won the 2019 West Asian Football Federation Championship (WAFF), which was hosted by Iraq's Irbil. (end) ss.sa.tb.hm