Am kuwaiti , and kuwait being 70 or so among the world for fifa ranking ,does not mean I must ignore them and talk about teams
so well known instead . So here am trying to say things although there are no enough sources to talk about them, but it is
our dearist azraq . As a Kuwaiti song said ( hatha alazraq habibi) means our blue team is our love what ever their ranking
kuwait couldnt qualify for the secound round of asia world cup qualifications .
see this link for more ...
please dont forget kuwaits POWS
KUWAIT SOCCER HISTORY:
Soccer in Kuwait is kind of a recent game, as with the other kind of sports in Kuwait.
Kuwait participated in many soccer
tournaments and cups, Kuwait might be not that famous world wide, but have a good history when comparing their history with
the other countries histories in their region from the Arabian gulf, the Arabic countries and the Asian countries as well.
When looking at the Asian Olympic games, we might not see that big achievement list, but the silver medal in 1998 Olympics.
But in the Asian cup of nation, we can see that Kuwait is not an easy target, Kuwait scored the title in 1980 when Kuwait
hosted that cup. Scored the second and the third place many times, but in the last cup in 2000 left the tournament from the
quarter final against KSA .
In Asias world cup qualification round, Kuwait was always a hard team to pass, although they
made it to the finals only in once in 1982 in Spain.
In 98 world cup qualifications Kuwait was so close to reach the
finals, but ended the qualification round in their groups last position. This year 2001, Kuwait were supposed to reach at
least the second round, they had an easy group, but unfortunately many inside problems in the Kuwaiti FA effected Kuwait qualification
Furthermore, In the Asian AFC, Kuwait has a very effective voice by Asad Taki who helped, for example, Kuwait
not to play with Iraq in the same group in Asia youth cup of nation in Iran 2001.
THE GULFEN CUP :
This tournament is the best thing happened to the Kuwaiti soccer history, Kuwait won 9 titles from this cup who was organized
14 times. They scored the first one and the last 2 in 96,98. And inshallah they will take the next one in KSA 2002 who knows
THE GULF CUP
As I mentioned before, Kuwait had no big history in the world cup but qualifying to the finals of 1982 in Spain. They were
in a group gathered them with France, England and Czechoslovakia. Lost the game against France and England, and draw with
MY WORLD CUP PAGE
GOLDEN AGE :
Kuwait witnessed an age of players was named the golden age, that team was the one who qualified to the only world cup Kuwait
made it to, and scored the only Asian cup of nation title. Many famous names was their as Faisal Al Dekheel, Jassim Yaqoub,
Saad Al Hooti, Fathi Kameel, Hammed Bo Hammed, Abdulaziz Al Anbiri and others. That was and still the best team Kuwait ever
had, honored Kuwait, and spread their respect among the coming ages of players in Kuwait.
CHEIK AHMED AL-FAHAD AL-SABAH (THE SPIRITUAL FATHER OF THE KUWAITI SPORTING SOCIETY)
To know more about this mans career click on the image above
KUWAIT IN THE WORLD CUP 1982
Kuwait has qualified only once to the world cup 1982 ,and they were out from the first round .
for more information
click on the image above.
THE KUWAITI DREAM TEAM DURING THE LAST CENTURY
1-Ahmed Al-Tarabolsi GK Al-Kuwait
2-Falah Dabsha GK Al-Jahra
3-Samir Said GK Al-Arabi
4-Hussain Mohammed DEF Kazma
5-Abdullah Mayouf DEF Kazma 6-Ibraheem Doraihim DEF Al-Kuwait
7-Sami Al-Hashash DEF Al-Arabi
8-Wa'el Sulaiman DEF Al-Jahra
9-Osama Hussain DEF Al-Arabi
10-Nuhayer Al-Shimmery DEF Al-Qadisiya
11-Sa'ad Al-Houti MID Al-Kuwait
12-Abdullah Al-Bloushi MID Al-Arabi
13-Hamad Bo-Hamad MID Al-Qadisiya
14-Farouq Ibrahim MID AL-Qadisiya
15-Obaid Al-Shimmery MID Al-Qadisiya
16-Abdullah Wabran MID Al-Tadhamon
17-Abdulaziz Al-Anberi FOR Al-Kuwait
18-Faisal Al-Dikheel FOR Al-Qadisiya
19-Jassim Yacop FOR Al-Qadisiya
20-Fat'hi Kamil FOR Al-Tadhamon
21-Jassim Al-Howaidi FOR Al-Salmiyah
22-Bashar Abdullah FOR Al-Salmiyah