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The Kuwait National Football Team is the national team of Kuwait
Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

 and is controlled by the Kuwait Football Association
Kuwait Football Association
The Kuwait Football Association is the governing body of football in Kuwait.Kuwait have twice been suspended by FIFA for political interference since 2007 and are only being allowed to participate in the 2011 Asian Cup qualifying campaign and other international competitions on a provisional...

. They made one World Cup Finals appearance, in 1982
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

, managing a draw with Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia national football team
The Czechoslovakia national football team was the national association football team of Czechoslovakia from 1922 to 1993. At the dissolution of Czechoslovakia at the end of 1992, the team was participating in UEFA qualifying Group 4 for the 1994 World Cup; it completed this campaign under the name...

 but losing to England
England national football team
The England national football team represents England in association football and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England is the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first...

 and France
France national football team
The France national football team represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation , the governing body of football in France, and competes as a member of UEFA, which encompasses the countries of Europe...

. During the match against France, France scored a goal while some of the Kuwaiti players had stopped, having heard a whistle. The goal was initially awarded by the referee, who had not blown, but Kuwait walked off the pitch in protest. They eventually resumed playing only after the intervention of Sheikh Fahad Al Ahmed and the referee's changing his mind to disallow the French goal.

They had better success contending for the Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

, reaching the finals in 1976 and taking home the winner's trophy in 1980.

Kuwait's 20–0 win over Bhutan
Bhutan national football team
The Bhutan national football team is the national team of Bhutan and is controlled by the Bhutan Football Federation.- History :While a Bhutanese National football team has existed since the 1970s, it was officially founded in 1983 and joined FIFA in 2000....

 in 2000 was at the time the biggest ever win in international football. It was surpassed in 2001, when Australia beat Tonga
Tonga national football team
The Tonga national football team is the national team of Tonga and is controlled by the Tonga Football Association.-Football in Tonga:Tonga's greatest football triumph to date was their triumph in the first ever Polynesian Cup held in 1993 over Samoa and the Cook Islands...

 22–0. Also in 2000, Kuwait took part at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Olympic Games
The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games have come to be regarded as the world’s foremost sports competition where more than 200 nations participate...

.

Kuwait, who last qualified for the FIFA World Cup in 1982, were drawn with Korea Republic, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates national football team
The United Arab Emirates national football team represents United Arab Emirates in association football and is controlled by the United Arab Emirates Football Association, the governing body for football in United Arab Emirates...

, and Lebanon
Lebanon national football team
The Lebanon national football team represents the Republic of Lebanon in international association football. Their official nickname is The Cedars...

 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

.

Group 4 in the 1982 World Cup
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

Team
3 3 0 0 6 1
5
6
3 1 1 1 6 5
1
3
3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1


Temporary Suspension


On October 30, 2007, Kuwait was suspended by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 from all participation in international football, on the grounds of governmental interference in the national football association. The ban lasted less than 2 weeks.

On October 24, 2008, Kuwait was again suspended by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 from all participation in international football, because of its failure to hold the General Assembly elections by mid-October. FIFA provisionally lifted its suspension on the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) on December 22, 2008.

2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
Brazil
Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

Additional information: 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...


Group B


Date Competition Location Opponent Score Result Scorers for Kuwait
2 September 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Al Ain
Al Ain
Al Ain |Spring]]), also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. With a population of 374,000 , it is located approximately 160 km east of the capital Abu Dhabi and about...

, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran.The UAE is a...

3–2 Win Nasser
Yousef Nasser
Yousef Nasser is a Kuwaiti footballer who is a forward for the Kuwaiti Premier League club Kazma.-International goals:-Honours:-References:...

  Al-Mutwa 
6 September 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Kuwait City
Kuwait City
-Suburbs:Although the districts below are not usually recognized as suburbs, the following is a list of a few areas surrounding Kuwait city:Al-Salam ""السلام"" -Economy:...

, Kuwait
Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

1–1 Draw Fadel
Hussain Fadel
Hussain Fadel is a Kuwaiti football player.who playes for Al Qadisiya.He played for Al Qadisiya in the 2008 AFC Champions League group stages....

 
11 October 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Beirut
Beirut
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon, with a population ranging from 1 million to more than 2 million . Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coastline, it serves as the country's largest and main seaport, and also forms the Beirut Metropolitan...

, Lebanon
Lebanon
Lebanon , officially the Republic of LebanonRepublic of Lebanon is the most common term used by Lebanese government agencies. The term Lebanese Republic, a literal translation of the official Arabic and French names that is not used in today's world. Arabic is the most common language spoken among...

2-2 Draw Neda
Musaed Neda
Musaed Neda is a Kuwaiti football player. He Currently play for Al Qadisiya.Neda scored the first goals of a free directly in the final match against Kuwait Club. He scored three goals from direct free kicks in a game Qadisiya 3 v.s Kuwait 0...

 
Younes
Mahmoud Baquir Younes
Mahmoud Baquir Younes is a Lebanese footballer who currently plays for the Lebanese national team and Al Ahed in the Lebanese Premier League.- Title : Lebanese Premier League: 3...

 
11 November 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Kuwait City
Kuwait City
-Suburbs:Although the districts below are not usually recognized as suburbs, the following is a list of a few areas surrounding Kuwait city:Al-Salam ""السلام"" -Economy:...

, Kuwait
Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

0–1 Loss
15 November 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Kuwait City
Kuwait City
-Suburbs:Although the districts below are not usually recognized as suburbs, the following is a list of a few areas surrounding Kuwait city:Al-Salam ""السلام"" -Economy:...

, Kuwait
Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

2–1 Win Al Enezi
Fahad Al Enezi
Fahad Al Anzi is a Kuwaiti footballer who is a midfielder for the Saudi Premier League club Ittihad FC on loan from the Kuwaiti Premier League club Kazma.-FK Partizan:...

 
Abbas
Walid Abbas
Walid Abbas is an Emirati professional association football player who plays as a defender. He currently plays for Al Shabab Al Arabi in the UAE Football League. He wears the number 5 shirt for club and wears the number 14 shirt for country...

 
29 February 2012 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Seoul
Seoul
Seoul , officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world...

, Korea Republic
South Korea
The Republic of Korea , , is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China to the south...


2011 AFC Asian Cup

Additional information: 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
The 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification saw various countries take part to determine 10 spots to the final tournament in Qatar under the new qualification system set by the Asian Football Confederation ....



Kuwait were in the same AFC Asian Cup qualifying group as Australia, Indonesia and Oman. They played home and away against each of the other three teams in Group B, and finished as runners-up to Australia, thus reaching the finals for the ninth time.

Group B


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World Cup record



World Cup record
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
  1930
1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...

 to   1970
1970 FIFA World Cup
The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by...

Did not enter
  1974
1974 FIFA World Cup
The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded...

 to   1978
1978 FIFA World Cup
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Argentina between 1 June and 25 June. The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth...

Did not qualify
  1982
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

Round 1 3 0 1 2 2 6
  1986
1986 FIFA World Cup
The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially...

 to   2010
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

Did not qualify

Asian Cup record



AFC Asian Cup record
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1956
1956 AFC Asian Cup
The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the inaugural tournament of the AFC Asian Cup. The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956...

 to 1968
1968 AFC Asian Cup
The 1968 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Iran between May 10 and May 19. It was organized on a round robin basis, with the home team Iran winning with a perfect record of four wins.- Qualification :...

Did not enter
1972
1972 AFC Asian Cup
-Semi-finals:----- Third place play-off :-Final:-External links:**...

Round 1 2 1 0 1 2 5
1976
1976 AFC Asian Cup
-Group B:---------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Goalscorers:3 goals: Gholam Hossein Mazloumi Nasser Nouraei Fathi Kamel2 goals: Alireza Azizi Alireza Khorshidi Hassan Roshan...

Runners-Up 4 3 0 1 6 3
1980
1980 AFC Asian Cup
The 1980 AFC Asian Cup was the seventh edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Kuwait between September 15 and 30. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five. Kuwait won their first championship, beating Korea Republic in the final 3-0....

Champions 6 4 1 1 13 6
1984
1984 AFC Asian Cup
The 1984 AFC Asian Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Singapore between December 1 and December 16. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five...

Third Place 6 3 1 2 5 4
1988
1988 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.-Qualification:...

Round 1 4 0 3 1 2 3
1992
1992 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1992 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan between October 29 and November 8. The host nation, Japan, defeated the defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final in Hiroshima.-Stadiums:...

Did not qualify
1996
1996 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between December 4 and December 21. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi.-Qualification:...

Fourth place 6 2 1 3 9 6
2000
2000 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2000 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Lebanon between October 12 and October 29. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.-Qualification:...

Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 3 3
2004
2004 AFC Asian Cup
The 2004 AFC Asian Cup football competition is the thirteenth staging of AFC Asian Cup. It was held from July 17 to August 7, 2004 in China. The defending champions Japan defeated China in the final in Beijing....

Round 1 3 1 0 2 3 7
2007
2007 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals were held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. For the first time in its history, the competition was co-hosted by four nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The tournament was won by first-time champions Iraq, who defeated Saudi...

Did not qualify
2011
2011 AFC Asian Cup
The 2011 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar on 7–29 January 2011. It was the fifteenth time the tournament has been held, and the second time it has been hosted by Qatar, the other being the 1988 AFC Asian Cup...

Round 1 3 0 0 3 1 7
Total 9/15 38 15 8 15 44 44


The Kuwait National Football Team is the national team of Kuwait
Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

 and is controlled by the Kuwait Football Association
Kuwait Football Association
The Kuwait Football Association is the governing body of football in Kuwait.Kuwait have twice been suspended by FIFA for political interference since 2007 and are only being allowed to participate in the 2011 Asian Cup qualifying campaign and other international competitions on a provisional...

. They made one World Cup Finals appearance, in 1982
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

, managing a draw with Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia national football team
The Czechoslovakia national football team was the national association football team of Czechoslovakia from 1922 to 1993. At the dissolution of Czechoslovakia at the end of 1992, the team was participating in UEFA qualifying Group 4 for the 1994 World Cup; it completed this campaign under the name...

 but losing to England
England national football team
The England national football team represents England in association football and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England is the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first...

 and France
France national football team
The France national football team represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation , the governing body of football in France, and competes as a member of UEFA, which encompasses the countries of Europe...

. During the match against France, France scored a goal while some of the Kuwaiti players had stopped, having heard a whistle. The goal was initially awarded by the referee, who had not blown, but Kuwait walked off the pitch in protest. They eventually resumed playing only after the intervention of Sheikh Fahad Al Ahmed and the referee's changing his mind to disallow the French goal.

They had better success contending for the Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

, reaching the finals in 1976 and taking home the winner's trophy in 1980.

Kuwait's 20–0 win over Bhutan
Bhutan national football team
The Bhutan national football team is the national team of Bhutan and is controlled by the Bhutan Football Federation.- History :While a Bhutanese National football team has existed since the 1970s, it was officially founded in 1983 and joined FIFA in 2000....

 in 2000 was at the time the biggest ever win in international football. It was surpassed in 2001, when Australia beat Tonga
Tonga national football team
The Tonga national football team is the national team of Tonga and is controlled by the Tonga Football Association.-Football in Tonga:Tonga's greatest football triumph to date was their triumph in the first ever Polynesian Cup held in 1993 over Samoa and the Cook Islands...

 22–0. Also in 2000, Kuwait took part at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Olympic Games
The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games have come to be regarded as the world’s foremost sports competition where more than 200 nations participate...

.

Kuwait, who last qualified for the FIFA World Cup in 1982, were drawn with Korea Republic, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates national football team
The United Arab Emirates national football team represents United Arab Emirates in association football and is controlled by the United Arab Emirates Football Association, the governing body for football in United Arab Emirates...

, and Lebanon
Lebanon national football team
The Lebanon national football team represents the Republic of Lebanon in international association football. Their official nickname is The Cedars...

 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

.

Group 4 in the 1982 World Cup
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

Team
3 3 0 0 6 1
5
6
3 1 1 1 6 5
1
3
3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1


Temporary Suspension


On October 30, 2007, Kuwait was suspended by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 from all participation in international football, on the grounds of governmental interference in the national football association. The ban lasted less than 2 weeks.

On October 24, 2008, Kuwait was again suspended by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 from all participation in international football, because of its failure to hold the General Assembly elections by mid-October. FIFA provisionally lifted its suspension on the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) on December 22, 2008.

2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
Brazil
Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

Additional information: 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...


Group B


Date Competition Location Opponent Score Result Scorers for Kuwait
2 September 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Al Ain
Al Ain
Al Ain |Spring]]), also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. With a population of 374,000 , it is located approximately 160 km east of the capital Abu Dhabi and about...

, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran.The UAE is a...

3–2 Win Nasser
Yousef Nasser
Yousef Nasser is a Kuwaiti footballer who is a forward for the Kuwaiti Premier League club Kazma.-International goals:-Honours:-References:...

  Al-Mutwa 
6 September 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Kuwait City
Kuwait City
-Suburbs:Although the districts below are not usually recognized as suburbs, the following is a list of a few areas surrounding Kuwait city:Al-Salam ""السلام"" -Economy:...

, Kuwait
Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

1–1 Draw Fadel
Hussain Fadel
Hussain Fadel is a Kuwaiti football player.who playes for Al Qadisiya.He played for Al Qadisiya in the 2008 AFC Champions League group stages....

 
11 October 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Beirut
Beirut
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon, with a population ranging from 1 million to more than 2 million . Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coastline, it serves as the country's largest and main seaport, and also forms the Beirut Metropolitan...

, Lebanon
Lebanon
Lebanon , officially the Republic of LebanonRepublic of Lebanon is the most common term used by Lebanese government agencies. The term Lebanese Republic, a literal translation of the official Arabic and French names that is not used in today's world. Arabic is the most common language spoken among...

2-2 Draw Neda
Musaed Neda
Musaed Neda is a Kuwaiti football player. He Currently play for Al Qadisiya.Neda scored the first goals of a free directly in the final match against Kuwait Club. He scored three goals from direct free kicks in a game Qadisiya 3 v.s Kuwait 0...

 
Younes
Mahmoud Baquir Younes
Mahmoud Baquir Younes is a Lebanese footballer who currently plays for the Lebanese national team and Al Ahed in the Lebanese Premier League.- Title : Lebanese Premier League: 3...

 
11 November 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Kuwait City
Kuwait City
-Suburbs:Although the districts below are not usually recognized as suburbs, the following is a list of a few areas surrounding Kuwait city:Al-Salam ""السلام"" -Economy:...

, Kuwait
Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

0–1 Loss
15 November 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Kuwait City
Kuwait City
-Suburbs:Although the districts below are not usually recognized as suburbs, the following is a list of a few areas surrounding Kuwait city:Al-Salam ""السلام"" -Economy:...

, Kuwait
Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

2–1 Win Al Enezi
Fahad Al Enezi
Fahad Al Anzi is a Kuwaiti footballer who is a midfielder for the Saudi Premier League club Ittihad FC on loan from the Kuwaiti Premier League club Kazma.-FK Partizan:...

 
Abbas
Walid Abbas
Walid Abbas is an Emirati professional association football player who plays as a defender. He currently plays for Al Shabab Al Arabi in the UAE Football League. He wears the number 5 shirt for club and wears the number 14 shirt for country...

 
29 February 2012 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Seoul
Seoul
Seoul , officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world...

, Korea Republic
South Korea
The Republic of Korea , , is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China to the south...


2011 AFC Asian Cup

Additional information: 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
The 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification saw various countries take part to determine 10 spots to the final tournament in Qatar under the new qualification system set by the Asian Football Confederation ....



Kuwait were in the same AFC Asian Cup qualifying group as Australia, Indonesia and Oman. They played home and away against each of the other three teams in Group B, and finished as runners-up to Australia, thus reaching the finals for the ninth time.

Group B


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World Cup record



World Cup record
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
  1930
1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...

 to   1970
1970 FIFA World Cup
The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by...

Did not enter
  1974
1974 FIFA World Cup
The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded...

 to   1978
1978 FIFA World Cup
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Argentina between 1 June and 25 June. The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth...

Did not qualify
  1982
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

Round 1 3 0 1 2 2 6
  1986
1986 FIFA World Cup
The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially...

 to   2010
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

Did not qualify

Asian Cup record



AFC Asian Cup record
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1956
1956 AFC Asian Cup
The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the inaugural tournament of the AFC Asian Cup. The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956...

 to 1968
1968 AFC Asian Cup
The 1968 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Iran between May 10 and May 19. It was organized on a round robin basis, with the home team Iran winning with a perfect record of four wins.- Qualification :...

Did not enter
1972
1972 AFC Asian Cup
-Semi-finals:----- Third place play-off :-Final:-External links:**...

Round 1 2 1 0 1 2 5
1976
1976 AFC Asian Cup
-Group B:---------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Goalscorers:3 goals: Gholam Hossein Mazloumi Nasser Nouraei Fathi Kamel2 goals: Alireza Azizi Alireza Khorshidi Hassan Roshan...

Runners-Up 4 3 0 1 6 3
1980
1980 AFC Asian Cup
The 1980 AFC Asian Cup was the seventh edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Kuwait between September 15 and 30. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five. Kuwait won their first championship, beating Korea Republic in the final 3-0....

Champions 6 4 1 1 13 6
1984
1984 AFC Asian Cup
The 1984 AFC Asian Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Singapore between December 1 and December 16. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five...

Third Place 6 3 1 2 5 4
1988
1988 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.-Qualification:...

Round 1 4 0 3 1 2 3
1992
1992 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1992 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan between October 29 and November 8. The host nation, Japan, defeated the defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final in Hiroshima.-Stadiums:...

Did not qualify
1996
1996 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between December 4 and December 21. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi.-Qualification:...

Fourth place 6 2 1 3 9 6
2000
2000 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2000 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Lebanon between October 12 and October 29. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.-Qualification:...

Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 3 3
2004
2004 AFC Asian Cup
The 2004 AFC Asian Cup football competition is the thirteenth staging of AFC Asian Cup. It was held from July 17 to August 7, 2004 in China. The defending champions Japan defeated China in the final in Beijing....

Round 1 3 1 0 2 3 7
2007
2007 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals were held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. For the first time in its history, the competition was co-hosted by four nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The tournament was won by first-time champions Iraq, who defeated Saudi...

Did not qualify
2011
2011 AFC Asian Cup
The 2011 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar on 7–29 January 2011. It was the fifteenth time the tournament has been held, and the second time it has been hosted by Qatar, the other being the 1988 AFC Asian Cup...

Round 1 3 0 0 3 1 7
Total 9/15 38 15 8 15 44 44


The Kuwait National Football Team is the national team of Kuwait
Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

 and is controlled by the Kuwait Football Association
Kuwait Football Association
The Kuwait Football Association is the governing body of football in Kuwait.Kuwait have twice been suspended by FIFA for political interference since 2007 and are only being allowed to participate in the 2011 Asian Cup qualifying campaign and other international competitions on a provisional...

. They made one World Cup Finals appearance, in 1982
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

, managing a draw with Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia national football team
The Czechoslovakia national football team was the national association football team of Czechoslovakia from 1922 to 1993. At the dissolution of Czechoslovakia at the end of 1992, the team was participating in UEFA qualifying Group 4 for the 1994 World Cup; it completed this campaign under the name...

 but losing to England
England national football team
The England national football team represents England in association football and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England is the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first...

 and France
France national football team
The France national football team represents the nation of France in international football. It is fielded by the French Football Federation , the governing body of football in France, and competes as a member of UEFA, which encompasses the countries of Europe...

. During the match against France, France scored a goal while some of the Kuwaiti players had stopped, having heard a whistle. The goal was initially awarded by the referee, who had not blown, but Kuwait walked off the pitch in protest. They eventually resumed playing only after the intervention of Sheikh Fahad Al Ahmed and the referee's changing his mind to disallow the French goal.

They had better success contending for the Asian Cup
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

, reaching the finals in 1976 and taking home the winner's trophy in 1980.

Kuwait's 20–0 win over Bhutan
Bhutan national football team
The Bhutan national football team is the national team of Bhutan and is controlled by the Bhutan Football Federation.- History :While a Bhutanese National football team has existed since the 1970s, it was officially founded in 1983 and joined FIFA in 2000....

 in 2000 was at the time the biggest ever win in international football. It was surpassed in 2001, when Australia beat Tonga
Tonga national football team
The Tonga national football team is the national team of Tonga and is controlled by the Tonga Football Association.-Football in Tonga:Tonga's greatest football triumph to date was their triumph in the first ever Polynesian Cup held in 1993 over Samoa and the Cook Islands...

 22–0. Also in 2000, Kuwait took part at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Olympic Games
The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games have come to be regarded as the world’s foremost sports competition where more than 200 nations participate...

.

Kuwait, who last qualified for the FIFA World Cup in 1982, were drawn with Korea Republic, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates national football team
The United Arab Emirates national football team represents United Arab Emirates in association football and is controlled by the United Arab Emirates Football Association, the governing body for football in United Arab Emirates...

, and Lebanon
Lebanon national football team
The Lebanon national football team represents the Republic of Lebanon in international association football. Their official nickname is The Cedars...

 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

.

Group 4 in the 1982 World Cup
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

Team
3 3 0 0 6 1
5
6
3 1 1 1 6 5
1
3
3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1


Temporary Suspension


On October 30, 2007, Kuwait was suspended by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 from all participation in international football, on the grounds of governmental interference in the national football association. The ban lasted less than 2 weeks.

On October 24, 2008, Kuwait was again suspended by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 from all participation in international football, because of its failure to hold the General Assembly elections by mid-October. FIFA provisionally lifted its suspension on the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) on December 22, 2008.

2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil
Brazil
Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

Additional information: 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...


Group B


Date Competition Location Opponent Score Result Scorers for Kuwait
2 September 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Al Ain
Al Ain
Al Ain |Spring]]), also known as the Garden City due to its greenery, is the second largest city in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates. With a population of 374,000 , it is located approximately 160 km east of the capital Abu Dhabi and about...

, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran.The UAE is a...

3–2 Win Nasser
Yousef Nasser
Yousef Nasser is a Kuwaiti footballer who is a forward for the Kuwaiti Premier League club Kazma.-International goals:-Honours:-References:...

  Al-Mutwa 
6 September 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Kuwait City
Kuwait City
-Suburbs:Although the districts below are not usually recognized as suburbs, the following is a list of a few areas surrounding Kuwait city:Al-Salam ""السلام"" -Economy:...

, Kuwait
Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

1–1 Draw Fadel
Hussain Fadel
Hussain Fadel is a Kuwaiti football player.who playes for Al Qadisiya.He played for Al Qadisiya in the 2008 AFC Champions League group stages....

 
11 October 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Beirut
Beirut
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon, with a population ranging from 1 million to more than 2 million . Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coastline, it serves as the country's largest and main seaport, and also forms the Beirut Metropolitan...

, Lebanon
Lebanon
Lebanon , officially the Republic of LebanonRepublic of Lebanon is the most common term used by Lebanese government agencies. The term Lebanese Republic, a literal translation of the official Arabic and French names that is not used in today's world. Arabic is the most common language spoken among...

2-2 Draw Neda
Musaed Neda
Musaed Neda is a Kuwaiti football player. He Currently play for Al Qadisiya.Neda scored the first goals of a free directly in the final match against Kuwait Club. He scored three goals from direct free kicks in a game Qadisiya 3 v.s Kuwait 0...

 
Younes
Mahmoud Baquir Younes
Mahmoud Baquir Younes is a Lebanese footballer who currently plays for the Lebanese national team and Al Ahed in the Lebanese Premier League.- Title : Lebanese Premier League: 3...

 
11 November 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Kuwait City
Kuwait City
-Suburbs:Although the districts below are not usually recognized as suburbs, the following is a list of a few areas surrounding Kuwait city:Al-Salam ""السلام"" -Economy:...

, Kuwait
Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

0–1 Loss
15 November 2011 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Kuwait City
Kuwait City
-Suburbs:Although the districts below are not usually recognized as suburbs, the following is a list of a few areas surrounding Kuwait city:Al-Salam ""السلام"" -Economy:...

, Kuwait
Kuwait
The State of Kuwait is a sovereign Arab state situated in the north-east of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south at Khafji, and Iraq to the north at Basra. It lies on the north-western shore of the Persian Gulf. The name Kuwait is derived from the...

2–1 Win Al Enezi
Fahad Al Enezi
Fahad Al Anzi is a Kuwaiti footballer who is a midfielder for the Saudi Premier League club Ittihad FC on loan from the Kuwaiti Premier League club Kazma.-FK Partizan:...

 
Abbas
Walid Abbas
Walid Abbas is an Emirati professional association football player who plays as a defender. He currently plays for Al Shabab Al Arabi in the UAE Football League. He wears the number 5 shirt for club and wears the number 14 shirt for country...

 
29 February 2012 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifications
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

  Seoul
Seoul
Seoul , officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world...

, Korea Republic
South Korea
The Republic of Korea , , is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China to the south...


2011 AFC Asian Cup

Additional information: 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
The 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification saw various countries take part to determine 10 spots to the final tournament in Qatar under the new qualification system set by the Asian Football Confederation ....



Kuwait were in the same AFC Asian Cup qualifying group as Australia, Indonesia and Oman. They played home and away against each of the other three teams in Group B, and finished as runners-up to Australia, thus reaching the finals for the ninth time.

Group B


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World Cup record



World Cup record
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

Year Round GP W D L GS GA
  1930
1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...

 to   1970
1970 FIFA World Cup
The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by...

Did not enter
  1974
1974 FIFA World Cup
The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded...

 to   1978
1978 FIFA World Cup
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Argentina between 1 June and 25 June. The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth...

Did not qualify
  1982
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

Round 1 3 0 1 2 2 6
  1986
1986 FIFA World Cup
The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially...

 to   2010
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

Did not qualify

Asian Cup record



AFC Asian Cup record
AFC Asian Cup
The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation . It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa América. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA...

Year Round GP W D* L GS GA
1956
1956 AFC Asian Cup
The 1956 AFC Asian Cup was the inaugural tournament of the AFC Asian Cup. The final tournament was held in Hong Kong from 1 September to 15 September 1956...

 to 1968
1968 AFC Asian Cup
The 1968 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Iran between May 10 and May 19. It was organized on a round robin basis, with the home team Iran winning with a perfect record of four wins.- Qualification :...

Did not enter
1972
1972 AFC Asian Cup
-Semi-finals:----- Third place play-off :-Final:-External links:**...

Round 1 2 1 0 1 2 5
1976
1976 AFC Asian Cup
-Group B:---------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Third place play-off:-Final:-Goalscorers:3 goals: Gholam Hossein Mazloumi Nasser Nouraei Fathi Kamel2 goals: Alireza Azizi Alireza Khorshidi Hassan Roshan...

Runners-Up 4 3 0 1 6 3
1980
1980 AFC Asian Cup
The 1980 AFC Asian Cup was the seventh edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Kuwait between September 15 and 30. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five. Kuwait won their first championship, beating Korea Republic in the final 3-0....

Champions 6 4 1 1 13 6
1984
1984 AFC Asian Cup
The 1984 AFC Asian Cup was the eighth edition of the Asian Nations Cup, the football championship of Asia . It was hosted by Singapore between December 1 and December 16. The field of ten teams was split into two groups of five...

Third Place 6 3 1 2 5 4
1988
1988 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1988 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar between December 2 and December 18. Saudi Arabia defeated Republic of Korea in the final match in Doha.-Qualification:...

Round 1 4 0 3 1 2 3
1992
1992 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1992 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan between October 29 and November 8. The host nation, Japan, defeated the defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final in Hiroshima.-Stadiums:...

Did not qualify
1996
1996 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 1996 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in the United Arab Emirates between December 4 and December 21. Saudi Arabia defeated host nation U.A.E. in the final match in Abu Dhabi.-Qualification:...

Fourth place 6 2 1 3 9 6
2000
2000 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2000 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Lebanon between October 12 and October 29. Japan defeated defending champion Saudi Arabia in the final match in Beirut.-Qualification:...

Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 3 3
2004
2004 AFC Asian Cup
The 2004 AFC Asian Cup football competition is the thirteenth staging of AFC Asian Cup. It was held from July 17 to August 7, 2004 in China. The defending champions Japan defeated China in the final in Beijing....

Round 1 3 1 0 2 3 7
2007
2007 AFC Asian Cup
The Asian Football Confederation's 2007 AFC Asian Cup finals were held from July 7 to July 29, 2007. For the first time in its history, the competition was co-hosted by four nations: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The tournament was won by first-time champions Iraq, who defeated Saudi...

Did not qualify
2011
2011 AFC Asian Cup
The 2011 AFC Asian Cup finals were held in Qatar on 7–29 January 2011. It was the fifteenth time the tournament has been held, and the second time it has been hosted by Qatar, the other being the 1988 AFC Asian Cup...

Round 1 3 0 0 3 1 7
Total 9/15 38 15 8 15 44 44


*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks
Penalty shootout (football)
A penalty shoot-out, referred to as kicks from the penalty mark in the Laws of the Game, is the FIFA official term for a method used in association football to decide which team progresses to the next stage of a tournament following a tied game...

.
**Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won. Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Olympic Games record

Olympic Games
Football at the Summer Olympics
Association football, usually known simply as football or soccer, has been included in every Olympiad except 1896 and 1932 as a men's competition sport. Women's football was added to the official programme in 1996.-Early history:...

Year Round GP W D L GF GA
1900
Football at the 1900 Summer Olympics
At the 1900 Summer Olympics, a football tournament was contested for the first time. Only two demonstration matches were held between the three club sides, and no medals were awarded...

 to 1956
Football at the 1956 Summer Olympics
The 1956 Olympic Games football tournament with just 11 competing nations suffered from cancellations. It was an undistinguished tournament that featured mis-matches and walkovers.-Background:...

Did not enter
1960
Football at the 1960 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 1960 Summer Olympics was held from 26 August to 10 September in 1960 throughout Italy.-Venues:-Medalists:-Group A:---------------------Group B:---------------------Group C:--------...

 to 1976
Football at the 1976 Summer Olympics
Final results for the Football competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Sherbrooke. Groups A, C and D had only three teams instead of four, as Nigeria, Ghana and Zambia national teams adhered to African-led boycott of the Games against the participation of New...

Did not qualify
  1980
Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics
thumb|right|Official Programme of the match [[USSR]] vs [[Venezuela]]The football tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics started on July 20 and ended on August 2. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested...

Quarterfinals 4 1 2 1 5 4
1984
Football at the 1984 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics started on July 29 and ended on August 11. It featured only a men's tournament, as women's football had yet to become an Olympic event. It was the first Olympic football competition in which professionals were allowed...

 to 1988
Football at the 1988 Summer Olympics
Final results for the football competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics. The tournament was held from September 17, 1988 to October 1, 1988.-Medal summary:...

Did not qualify
  1992 Round 1 3 0 1 2 1 6
1996
Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics
The association football competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics was held in Birmingham, Alabama; Washington, D.C; Orlando, Florida; Miami, Florida; and Athens, Georgia....

 
Did not qualify
  2000
Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics was the 20th official Olympic football tournament. A women's tournament was held for the second time.-Medal winners:-Venues:*Olympic Stadium, Sydney*Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney*Bruce Stadium, Canberra...

Round 1 3 1 0 2 6 8
2004
Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics
The football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics started on 11 August, , and ended on 28 August.The men's tournament is played by U-23 national teams, with up to three over age players allowed per squad...

 to 2012
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held in London and several other cities in the United Kingdom, from 25 July to 11 August. The finals will be played at Wembley Stadium. Associations affiliated with FIFA are invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23...

Did not qualify
Total Quarterfinal 10 2 2 6 12 18
Football at the Summer Olympics has been and under-23 tournament since 1992.

Gulf Cup of Nations Record


Kuwait won 10 gulf cups out of 20 gulf cups.
  • Winners: (1970, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1996, 1998, 2010)
  • 2009
    2009 Gulf Cup of Nations
    The 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations was the nineteenth edition of the biannual Gulf Cup competition, and took place in Muscat, Oman, from 4 January to 17 January 2009 and was won by Oman for the first time in its history, in a penalty shootout against regional rivals, Saudi Arabia.The 2009 Gulf Cup of...

     – Semi Finals

YearHost CountryPlace
1970  Bahrain Champion
1972  Saudi Arabia Champion
1974
1974 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 3rd Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Kuwait, between March 15 to March 29, 1974. All matches were played Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium.The format of the competition was different from 1972, as the finals were expanded from 5 to 6 teams, and therefore there was a new system for the championship,...

 
 Kuwait Champion
1976  Qatar Champion
1979
1979 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 5th Gulf Cup of Nations 1979 took place from March 23 to April 9 in Baghdad, Capital of Iraq. Originally, this tournament was scheduled in 1978 to take part in Abu Dhabi, but the Emirates withdrew from organizing the tournament. Iraq won the tournament by winning all its games and scoring 23...

 
 Iraq Runners Up
1982  United Arab Emirates Champion
1984
1984 Gulf Cup of Nations
The Gulf Cup of Nations 1984 took place in Muscat capital of Oman, from March 9, to March 28, 1984. Iraq won this tournament after beating Qatar in the decisive match between the two teams. Both Iraq and Qatar had finished with the same count of points at the round robin tournament earlier...

 
 Oman 6th place
1986  Bahrain Champion
1988  Saudi Arabia 5th place
1990
1990 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 10th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Kuwait, between February 21 to March 9, 1990. All matches were played at Peace & Friendship Stadium.Saudi Arabia withdrew before the tournament, as they considered that the horses in the competition logo were a reference to two animals used by the Kuwaitis...

 
 Kuwait Champion
1992  Qatar 5th place
1994  United Arab Emirates 5th place
1996  Oman Champion
1998  Bahrain Champion
2002  Saudi Arabia 4th place
2003
2003 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 16th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Kuwait, between December 26 to January 11, 2003. All matches were played Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium.Yemen made their debut in the Gulf Cup of Nations.- Result :- Matches :----------------------------...

 
 Kuwait 6th place
2004
2004 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 17th Gulf Cup of Nations was held in Doha, Qatar in 2004. Qatar turned out the victors and Oman came in runners up in a close match that ended in a penalty kick shootout.- Group A :------------------------- Group B :----------------...

 
 Qatar 4th place
2007
2007 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 2007 Arab Gulf Cup of Nations, the 18th edition, took place in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, from January 17, 2007 to January 30, 2007....

 
 United Arab Emirates 1st Round
2009
2009 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations was the nineteenth edition of the biannual Gulf Cup competition, and took place in Muscat, Oman, from 4 January to 17 January 2009 and was won by Oman for the first time in its history, in a penalty shootout against regional rivals, Saudi Arabia.The 2009 Gulf Cup of...

 
 Oman SemiFinal
2010   Yemen Champion
2013
2013 Gulf Cup of Nations
The 2013 Gulf Cup of Nations is the twenty first edition of the biennial football competition, and will take place in Bahrain, in 2013. The competition was originally going to be hosted in the city of Basra, Iraq but was moved to Bahrain in October 2011 to ensure that Iraq could suitably host the...

 
 Bahrain

Other Tournaments

Year Round
  1964 Arab Nations Cup
1964 Arab Nations Cup
The 1964 Arab Nations Cup is the 2nd edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Kuwait. In Iraq's first appearance, they won the title for the 1st time.- Group :---------------------External links:*...

Third Place
  Merdeka Cup 1973
Merdeka Tournament
Merdeka Tournament or Pestabola Merdeka is a football tournament held in honour of the Malaysian National Day. The competition is named after the Malay word for independence. While the tournament had been held annually from 1957 to 1988, it has been held only 7 times from 1989 to 2007...

 
Runnerup
  1989 Peace and Friendship Cup
1989 Peace and Friendship Cup
The 1989 Peace and Friendship Cup was a seven-team friendly football tournament, held in Kuwait City, Kuwait from 30 October to 12 November 1989. The timing ofthis tournament was a year after the end of Iran-Iraq War...

Third Place
  Pan Arab Games Third Place
  1992 Arab Nations Cup
1992 Arab Nations Cup
The 1992 Arab Nations Cup is the 6th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Syria, in 2 Provinces Aleppo and Damascus. Egypt won their first title with the Olympic team.- Part of the Pan Arab Games :...

 
Third Place
  West Asian Games 1997
West Asian Games
West Asian Games are a bi-annual multi-sport event held among the athletes from West Asia.At present, WAG are joined by thirteen members namely Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.The West Asian Games were first...

 
Thrid Place
  1998 Arab Nations Cup
1998 Arab Nations Cup
The 1998 Arab Nations Cup is the 7th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Qatar, in Doha. Saudi Arabia won their first title.- Qualifying : qualified as hosts. qualified as holders...

 
Third Place
  West Asian Games 2002
West Asian Games
West Asian Games are a bi-annual multi-sport event held among the athletes from West Asia.At present, WAG are joined by thirteen members namely Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.The West Asian Games were first...

Champions
  2010 West Asian F.F. Championship
2010 West Asian Football Federation Championship
The 2010 WAFF Championship was the 6th West Asian Football Federation Championship, an international tournament for selected West Asian countries and territories. It was hosted by Jordan, after Lebanon was deemed not capable of hosting...

Champions

Coaches



Ali Othman (1955) Ahmed Abu Taha (1957) Edmund Majewski (1958) Ljubiša Broćić
Ljubiša Brocic
Ljubiša Broćić was a Serbian football manager....

 (1962) Mohammed Abdu Saleh Al Wahsh (1964) Dimitri Tadic (1966–1969) Taha Al Touki (1970) Ljubiša Broćić
Ljubiša Brocic
Ljubiša Broćić was a Serbian football manager....

 (1971–1973) Hassen Nasser (1973) Ljubiša Broćić
Ljubiša Brocic
Ljubiša Broćić was a Serbian football manager....

 (1973–1975) Mário Zagallo
Mário Zagallo
Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo is a Brazilian former football player and manager.-Biography:Mário Jorge Lobo Zagallo was born in Maceió, Alagoas, to a family of Lebanese and Italian heritage....

 (1976–1978)
Saleh Zakereya (1978) Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Parreira
Carlos Alberto Gomes Parreira is a Brazilian former football manager. He managed Brazil to championships at the 1994 World Cup, the 2004 Copa América, and the 2005 Confederations Cup...

 (1978–1983) Antônio Lopes
Antônio Lopes
Antônio Lopes dos Santos, usually known as Antônio Lopes is a Brazilian football manager and former footballer....

 (1983–1985) Malcolm Allison
Malcolm Allison
Malcolm Alexander Allison was an English football player and manager. Nicknamed "Big Mal", he was one of English football's most flamboyant and intriguing characters because of his panache, fedora and cigar, controversies off the pitch and outspoken nature.Allison's managerial potential become...

 (1985–1986) Saleh Zakaria (1986) György Mezey
György Mezey
György Mezey is a former Hungarian football player and coach.He was the coach of the Hungary national football team from 1983 to 1986, leading the team to the 1986 FIFA World Cup. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup he was part of FIFA's Technical Study Group.-Sources:* Ki kicsoda a magyar...

 (1986–1987) António Vieira (1987–1988) George Armstrong
George Armstrong (footballer)
George "Geordie" Armstrong was an English football player and coach, primarily associated with Arsenal.Born in Hebburn, County Durham, Armstrong had trained as an electrician while playing in youth football, and was rejected by both Newcastle United and Grimsby Town. Nevertheless, he succeeded in...

 (1988) Miguel Pereira (1989) Otacílio (1989–1990) Luiz Felipe Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari , ComIH , also known as Felipão in Brazil and Phil Scolari in the United Kingdom, is a World Cup-winning Brazilian football manager. He is currently the manager of Palmeiras. He served as the manager of the Portuguese national team from July 12, 2003 to June 30, 2008...

 (1990)
Mohammed Karam (1990) Valmir Louruz (1990–1992) Paulo Luiz Campos
Paulo Luiz Campos
Paulo Luiz Campos is a Brazilian football manager, currently employed by Brazilian club Duque de Caxias.- Titles :Al Shabab* Saudi Premier League: 1990–91* Arab Super Cup: 2000Al-Rayyan*Qatar Crown Prince Cup: 2001...

 (1992–1993) Gildo Rodrigues (1993) Jawad Maqseed (1993) Valeriy Lobanovskyi (1993–1996) Milan Máčala
Milan Mácala
Milan Máčala is a Czech football coach who coached various clubs in the Czech Republic and worldwide.He has previously coached in the area with the national teams of Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, winning the Gulf Cup of Nations with the latter in 1996 and 1998...

 (1996–1999) Dušan Uhrin
Dušan Uhrin
Dušan Uhrin is a Czech and Slovak football coach and former player. He was the coach of Slovan Bratislava...

 (1999–2001) Berti Vogts
Berti Vogts
Hans-Hubert "Berti" Vogts is a German former footballer. He played for Borussia Mönchengladbach and won the World Cup with West Germany in 1974. He later managed Germany , Scotland and Nigeria...

 (2001–2002) Radojko Avramović
Radojko Avramovic
Radojko Avramović is the current national team coach of the Singapore national football team...

 (2002–2003) Paulo César Carpegiani
Paulo César Carpegiani
Paulo César Carpegiani is a former Brazilian footballer.- Playing career :Carpegiani began his professional career at Sport Club Internacional of Porto Alegre, in the Rio Grande do Sul, where he played from 1970 to 1977, winning two Brazilian Championships...

 (2003–2004)
Mohammed Ibrahem
Mohammed Ibrahem
Mohammed Ibrahem is a retired Kuwaiti football player. Ibrahem formerly played for Kuwaiti football club Al Qadisiya in the Gulf Club Champions Cup, Kuwaiti Premier League, Crown Prince Cup and the Kharafi Cup, and for the Kuwait national football team...

 (2004) Slobodan Pavković
Slobodan Pavković
Slobodan Pavkovic is the current technical director for the Football Association of Singapore . The 52-year-old officially started work at FAS on 1 April 2008 and takes over the role vacated by current Home United coach P N Sivaji....

 (2005) Mohammed Ibrahem
Mohammed Ibrahem
Mohammed Ibrahem is a retired Kuwaiti football player. Ibrahem formerly played for Kuwaiti football club Al Qadisiya in the Gulf Club Champions Cup, Kuwaiti Premier League, Crown Prince Cup and the Kharafi Cup, and for the Kuwait national football team...

 (2005) Mihai Stoichita
Mihai Stoichita
Mihai Stoichiţă is a Romanian football manager.- Coaching career :The Kuwait Football Association hired him in 2006 to coach its national football team. The one-year deal is believed to be worth between $300,000 and $460,000...

 (2005–2006) Saleh Zakaria (2006–2007) Rodion Gačanin
Rodion Gacanin
Rodion Hamid Gačanin is a Croatian football coach who is current Head Coach of the Kuwaiti football club Al Qadsia.-Career: Bahrain Riffa Club Al Kuwait Kaifan Kuwait national football team Al-Nasr Al-Merreikh Nasr Al Qadsia - References :...

 (2007–2008) Mohammed Ibrahim
Mohammed Ibrahim
Mohammed Ibrahim was a claimaint to the throne of India. The brother of Rafi Ul-Darjat and Rafi Ud-Daulat, he attempted to seize the throne during the October of 1720 at the behest of the Syed Brothers in order to depose Emperor Muhammad Shah who had joined Nizam ul-Mulk Chin Kilich Khan Mir...

 (2008–2009) Goran Tufegdžić
Goran Tufegdžić
Goran Tufegdžić is a football coach and former player. He is the current coach of Kuwait national football team....

 (2009–)

Kuwait Statistics


As on 11th October, 2011
Played Win Draw Loss
1010 341 337 332

Most capped

# Name Career Caps
1 Bashar Abdullah 1996–2008 134
2 Wael Sulaiman Al-Habashi 1986–1996 110
3 Nohair Al-Shammari
Nohair Al-Shammari
Nohair Al-Shammari is a Kuwaiti international footballer who plays as a defender. He won 110 caps for the Kuwait national side in a career which lasted from 1996 to 2009. He played for Al-Salmiya SC on loan from Al Qadsia.-External links:...

1996–2009 109
4 Jamal Mubarak
Jamal Mubarak
Jamal Mubarak Abdul-Rahman is a Kuwaiti football player. He won 108 caps for the Kuwaiti national team.-External links:...

1994–2004 108
5 Bader Al-Mutwa 2003-present 107

Current squad


The following 24-man squad was selected for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round
This page provides the summaries of the AFC Third Round matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.-Format:In this round the fifteen winners from the second round joined the five AFC sides seeded 1–5 in the AFC World Cup rankings...

 matches against Lebanon
Lebanon national football team
The Lebanon national football team represents the Republic of Lebanon in international association football. Their official nickname is The Cedars...

 on November 11, 2011 and the United Arab Emirates on November 15, 2011.

Caps and goals updated as of 11 November 2011.

Recent call-ups



Previous squads


World Cup squads
  • 1982 FIFA World Cup squads – Kuwait


Asian Cup squads
  • 1996 AFC Asian Cup squads – Kuwait
  • 2000 AFC Asian Cup squads – Kuwait
  • 2004 AFC Asian Cup squads – Kuwait
  • 2011 AFC Asian Cup squads – Kuwait

External links


Titles