RIYADH, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's national football team were defeated by Mauritania 2-0 in the first match of the U-20 Arab Cup on Monday.
Mauritania scored in the 26th minute of the match held at Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium in the Saudi city of Al Khobar.
In the second half, Kuwait's team controlled the game, but failed to gain the match as their rivals netted the second goal.
Mauritania top their group with goal differences as Iraq beat Tunisia 2-1 as well.
The championship kicked off Monday and will run until March 5. Some 16 Arab teams are taking part in the event, which is held in the cities of Riyadh, Dammam and Al Khobar. (end)