Arab School Games

Little information is known about the football tournaments in this series over the years. Additional data are welcomed by the author (nfm24[AT]cantab.net).

The earliest editions were arranged by the sporting authorities of Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria for competition between school students from these countries. Football, basketball, and volleyball have been played since the beginning in 1949, and athletics since 1951. After a hiatus, the Games was relaunched in the early 1960s under Arab League sponsorship. Female students were first allowed to participate in 1973. Futsal, for both genders, has been included since 2008. Modern editions are organized by the Arab Union for Physical Education and School Sports (AUPESS).

Palmarčs
 No. Year  Winner                    Host
  -  1949                            Lebanon
  -  1951  Egypt                     Egypt
  -  1952                            Syria
  -  1954                            Lebanon
  1  1963                            Kuwait
  2  1964  [not held]
  3  1966                            Syria
  4  1971                            Iraq
  5  1973                            Lebanon
  6  1975  Iraq                      Egypt
  7  1977                            Libya
  8  1979  Iraq                      Somalia
  9  1986                            Tunisia
 10        [not held]
 11        [not held]
 12  1998                            Morocco
 13  2000  [not held]
 14  2002                            Lebanon
 15  2004                            Saudi Arabia
 16  2006  Iraq                      Algeria
 17  2008  Egypt                     Jordan
 18  2010  Iraq                      Lebanon
 19  2012  Iraq                      Kuwait

Note: the official numbering system (as given above) does not include the four earliest editions
      but does include several editions which were not actually held, as indicated.


Arab Schools Football Championship

In addition to the omnisports Games, a separate football-only championship has been held in more recent years.

Palmarčs
 No. Year  Winner                    Host
  1  1999                            Egypt
  2  2001                            Lebanon
  3  2007  Yemen                     Yemen
  4  2011  Jordan                    Saudi Arabia
  5  2013  Tunisia                   Tunisia










1949 Arab School Games in Lebanon

Held in December. Semi-finals 11-12-1949 Iraq - Lebanon 15-12-1949 Egypt 4-2 Syria Final 18-12-1949

1951 Arab School Games in Egypt

6- 4-1951 Syria 1-1 Lebanon 7- 4-1951 Egypt 2-0 Iraq 9- 4-1951 Lebanon 2-1 Iraq 10- 4-1951 Egypt 1-0 Syria 12- 4-1951 Syria 1-0 Iraq 12- 4-1951 Egypt 2-1 Lebanon 1.Egypt 3 3 0 0 5- 1 6 2.Syria 3 1 1 1 2- 2 3 3.Lebanon 3 1 1 1 4- 4 3 4.Iraq 3 0 0 3 1- 5 0

1954 Arab School Games in Lebanon

Known result: Egypt 2-1 Iraq

1975 Arab School Games in Egypt

Held in August. Known results: Iraq 1-0 Syria Iraq 2-1 Yemen Iraq 0-0 Kuwait Final Iraq 1-1 Egypt (4-3 pen)

1977 Arab School Games in Libya

Known results: Iraq 7-0 Mauritania Syria 1-0 Iraq

1979 Arab School Games in Somalia

Known results: Somalia 1-1 Iraq Iraq 5-0 Djibouti Iraq 3-0 Jordan Final Iraq 2-0 Somalia

2006 Arab School Games, in Algeria

Group A 4- 9-2006 Iraq 2-1 Saudi Arabia [Stade de Zéralda] [Ali Salih Hashim 33', Alaa Kheiri Haloub 80' / Abdul-Majid Fahed Al-Dossary] 4- 9-2006 Libya 1-1 Kuwait [Stade de Hydra] [Mohammed Nassir El-Hadi / Badir Warad Safiri] 6- 9-2006 Saudi Arabia 1-0 Libya [Stade de Zéralda] [Abdul-Majid Fahed Al-Dossary] 6- 9-2006 Iraq 2-2 Kuwait [Stade de Hydra] [Ali Salih Hashim 38' 43' / Abdullah Abdul-Latif Al-Awodh 47', Badir Al-Dhafiri 85'] 9- 9-2006 Kuwait 2-3 Saudi Arabia [Stade de Zéralda] [Hamoud Dawud x2 / Walid Al-Mutairi, Abdul-Majid Fahed Al-Dossary, ? OG] 9- 9-2006 Iraq 4-0 Libya [Stade de Hydra] [Alaa Shamal 17', Alaa Khalid 36', Alaa Kheiri 52' pen, Ali Salih 84'] [Iraq: Hussein Shalan, Akram Jabar, Qasim Zaidan, Yassir Qasim, Alaa Shamal (Walid Abdullah 65'), Assad Khalaf, Yousef Kamil (Ali Salhad 79'), Alaa Khalid, Alaa Kheiri, Hassan Mahawy (Khalid Saeed 74'), Najim Hashim. Coach: Sabah Jumaa.] [Libya: Ahmed Abdul-Salam, Abdul-Matlab Sadek, Mohammed Najad, Ahmed Hamad (Muheddin 68'), Mohammed Issa, Mohammed Basher, Mahmoud Ali, Abdul-Aziz Al-Hadi, Taher Saleh, Mohanad. Coach: Abdullah Muftah.] 1.IRAQ 3 2 1 0 8- 3 7 2.SAUDI ARABIA 3 2 0 1 5- 4 6 3.Kuwait 3 0 2 1 5- 6 2 4.Libya 3 0 1 2 1- 6 1 Group B 3- 9-2006 Syria n/p Mauritania [Stade de Zéralda] 3- 9-2006 Algeria 1-1 Yemen [Stade de Hydra] [Achour Abdelrahman / Mohammed Naji Salim] [Algeria: Ben Meddour, Saifi, Kaddouri, Hamudan (Khalfani 65'), Kerkari, Behawi, Noubali (Cherka 75'), Hechoud, Cherifi (Nejjar 50'), Kettah. Coach: Koukam Abdel-Malek.] [Yemen: Anwar El-Samour, Anis Hassan, Hamza Al-Anbari, Hadi Salem (Rashid Al-Ghashi 26'), Adnan Adhlat, Ahmed El-Zouawi, Mohammed Najih Salim (Shadi 55'), Samar Hassan (Mohammed El-Jirani 66'), Tarek Salem, Fatih Kabazi, Youssef Sayiadi. Coach: Sami Naas.] 5- 9-2006 Mauritania n/p Yemen [Stade de Zéralda] 5- 9-2006 Algeria 3-1 Syria [Stade de Hydra] [Kerkari Abdelrahmane, Heshoud Abdelrahmane, Noeli Fateh / Wasim Zeidani] 7- 9-2006 Mauritania n/p Algeria [Stade de Zéralda] 7- 9-2006 Yemen 1-0 Syria [Stade de Hydra] [Tarek Salem] 1.ALGERIA 2 1 1 0 4- 2 4 2.YEMEN 2 1 1 0 2- 1 4 3.Syria 2 0 0 2 1- 4 0 -.Mauritania withdrew Semi-finals 11- 9-2006 Iraq 4-0 Yemen [Stade de Zéralda] [Assad Khalaf, Alaa Khalid, Alaa Kheiri x2] 11- 9-2006 Algeria 1-2 Saudi Arabia Fifth place match - 9-2006 Kuwait 1-5 Syria Third place match 13- 9-2006 Yemen 1-3 Algeria [Stade de Hydra] [Youssef Al-Abbadi / Abdelrahmane Kerkari, Abdelrahmane Ashrar x2] Final 13- 9-2006 Iraq 2-1 Saudi Arabia [Stade de Hydra] [Alaa Kheiri x2 / Abdul-Rahim Hizawi] Official awards: Best player : Ahmed Kernashi (Saudi Arabia) Top scorer : Alaa Kheiri Haloub (Iraq), 6 goals Best goalkeeper : Mouner Ben Meddour (Algeria) Fair play award : Syria

2007 Arab School Football Championship, in Yemen

Some results unknown. Group A [at Sana'a] 20- 8-2007 Syria 2-0 Qatar 20- 8-2007 Egypt 0-0 Saudi Arabia 21- 8-2007 Saudi Arabia 3-1 Qatar 21- 8-2007 U.A.E. 4-1 Egypt 23- 8-2007 Saudi Arabia 1-1 U.A.E. 23- 8-2007 Egypt 0-0 Syria - 8-2007 Saudi Arabia - Syria - 8-2007 Qatar - U.A.E. - 8-2007 Egypt - Qatar - 8-2007 Syria - U.A.E. 1.SAUDI ARABIA 3 1 2 0 4- 2 5 2.U.A.EMIRATES 2 1 1 0 5- 2 4 3.Syria 2 1 1 0 2- 0 4 4.Egypt 3 0 2 1 1- 4 2 5.Qatar 2 0 0 2 1- 5 0 NB: table without unknown results Group B [at Dhamar] 21- 8-2007 Algeria 2-0 Jordan 21- 8-2007 Yemen 6-0 Palestine 23- 8-2007 Algeria 0-0 Palestine 23- 8-2007 Yemen 0-0 Jordan 25- 8-2007 Jordan - Palestine 25- 8-2007 Yemen - Algeria 1.YEMEN 2 1 1 0 6- 0 4 2.ALGERIA 2 1 1 0 2- 0 4 3.JORDAN 2 0 1 1 0- 2 1 4.Palestine 2 0 1 1 0- 6 1 NB: table without unknown results Group C [at Aden] 21- 8-2007 Iraq 3-0 Sudan 21- 8-2007 Morocco 0-1 Kuwait 23- 8-2007 Iraq 1-1 Morocco 23- 8-2007 Sudan 0-0 Kuwait 25- 8-2007 Iraq 1-1 Kuwait 25- 8-2007 Sudan - Morocco 1.IRAQ 3 1 2 0 5- 2 5 2.KUWAIT 3 1 2 0 2- 1 5 3.MOROCCO 2 0 1 1 1- 2 1 4.Sudan 2 0 1 1 0- 3 1 NB: table without unknown result Quarter-finals [at Sana'a] 28- 8-2007 Iraq 0-0 Morocco [4-2 pen] 28- 8-2007 Kuwait 1-0 Jordan 28- 8-2007 Yemen 3-0 Saudi Arabia 28- 8-2007 U.A.E. 1-1 Algeria [4-2 pen] Semi-finals [at Sana'a] 29- 8-2007 Iraq 1-1 U.A.E. [3-2 pen] 29- 8-2007 Yemen 0-0 Kuwait [8-7 pen] Third place match [at Sana'a] 31- 8-2007 Kuwait w/o U.A.E. [withdrew] Final [at Sana'a] 31- 8-2007 Yemen 2-1 Iraq Official awards: Top scorer : Abdullah Yaslam (Yemen), 5 goals Best player : Yahya Al-Shari (Saudi Arabia) Best goalkeeper : Malek Boualem (Algeria) Fair-play award : Morocco

2008 Arab School Games, in Jordan

20th August to 1st September. Group A Qatar 3-1 Iraq Qatar 0-1 Jordan Qatar 3-0 Kuwait Qatar 3-1 Libya Iraq 1-0 Jordan Iraq 6-1 Kuwait Iraq 2-1 Libya Jordan 2-2 Kuwait Jordan 5-0 Libya Kuwait 2-2 Libya 1.QATAR 4 3 0 1 9- 3 9 2.IRAQ 4 3 0 1 10- 5 9 3.Jordan 4 2 1 1 8- 3 7 4.Kuwait 4 0 2 2 5-13 2 5.Libya 4 0 1 3 4-12 1 Group B Syria 4-1 Egypt Syria 1-1 Algeria Syria 2-1 Saudi Arabia Syria 2-1 Sudan Egypt 2-2 Algeria Egypt 4-2 Saudi Arabia Egypt 2-1 Sudan Algeria 2-2 Saudi Arabia Algeria 2-1 Sudan Saudi Arabia 3-0 Sudan 1.SYRIA 4 3 1 0 9- 4 10 2.EGYPT 4 2 1 1 9- 9 7 3.Algeria 4 1 3 0 7- 6 6 4.Saudi Arabia 4 1 1 2 8- 8 4 5.Sudan 4 0 0 4 3- 9 0 Semi-finals Egypt 2-1 Qatar Syria 1-0 Iraq Third place match Qatar 3-2 Iraq (after penalties) Final Egypt 1-0 Syria Women's Futsal Jordan reportedly won the gold medal.

2010 Arab School Games, in Lebanon

Held from 25th July to 6th August. Men's Football Group A Saudi Arabia 1-1 Egypt Saudi Arabia 3-3 U.A.E. Saudi Arabia 3-1 Algeria Egypt 2-1 U.A.E. Egypt 1-1 Algeria U.A.E. 3-1 Algeria 1.SAUDI ARABIA 3 1 2 0 7- 5 5 2.EGYPT 3 1 2 0 4- 3 5 3.U.A.Emirates 3 1 1 1 7- 6 4 4.Algeria 3 0 1 2 3- 7 1 Group B Sudan 0-1 Iraq Sudan 2-1 Syria Sudan 3-2 Lebanon Iraq 1-0 Syria Iraq 1-2 Lebanon Syria 2-0 Lebanon 1.SUDAN 3 2 0 1 5- 4 6 2.IRAQ 3 2 0 1 3- 2 6 3.Syria 3 1 0 2 3- 3 3 4.Lebanon 3 1 0 2 4- 6 3 Semi-finals Iraq 1-1 Saudi Arabia [Iraq on penalties] Egypt 1-0 Sudan Third place match Saudi Arabia 3-1 Sudan Final Iraq 2-1 Egypt Men's Futsal Lebanon 5-4 Kuwait Lebanon 4-7 Iraq Lebanon 6-4 Saudi Arabia Lebanon 13-1 Qatar Kuwait 6-3 Iraq Kuwait 8-4 Saudi Arabia Kuwait 7-1 Qatar Iraq 5-5 Saudi Arabia Iraq 7-1 Qatar Saudi Arabia 7-3 Qatar 1.Lebanon 4 3 0 1 28-16 9 2.Kuwait 4 3 0 1 25-13 9 3.Iraq 4 2 1 1 22-16 7 4.Saudi Arabia 4 1 1 2 20-22 4 5.Qatar 4 0 0 4 6-34 0 Women's Futsal Lebanon 4-4 Syria Lebanon 5-4 Jordan Jordan 2-1 Syria 1.Lebanon 2 1 1 0 9- 8 4 2.Jordan 2 1 0 1 6- 6 3 3.Syria 2 0 1 1 5- 6 1

2011 Arab School Football and Athletics Championship, in Saudi Arabia

All matches were played at Taif. Group A 28- 9-2011 Algeria 2-2 Sudan 29- 9-2011 Sudan 2-1 Egypt 30- 9-2011 Algeria 3-0 Egypt 1.ALGERIA 2 1 1 0 5- 2 4 2.SUDAN 2 1 1 0 4- 3 4 3.Egypt 2 0 0 2 1- 5 0 Group B 28- 9-2011 Palestine 0-0 Iraq 29- 9-2011 Qatar 5-3 Palestine 30- 9-2011 Iraq 4-0 Qatar 1.IRAQ 2 1 1 0 4- 0 4 2.QATAR 2 1 0 1 5- 7 3 3.Palestine 2 0 1 1 3- 5 1 Group C 28- 9-2011 Morocco 3-3 Kuwait 29- 9-2011 Kuwait 2-2 Jordan 30- 9-2011 Jordan 2-1 Morocco 1.JORDAN 2 1 1 0 4- 3 4 2.KUWAIT 2 0 2 0 5- 5 2 3.Morocco 2 0 1 1 4- 5 1 Group D 28- 9-2011 Saudi Arabia 2-0 Lebanon 29- 9-2011 Saudi Arabia 3-0 U.A.E. 30- 9-2011 Lebanon 3-3 U.A.E. 1.SAUDI ARABIA 2 2 0 0 5- 0 6 2.LEBANON 2 0 1 1 3- 5 1 3.U.A.Emirates 2 0 1 1 3- 6 1 Quarter-finals 2-10-2011 Algeria 5-1 Lebanon 2-10-2011 Iraq 5-1 Kuwait 2-10-2011 Jordan 1-0 Qatar 2-10-2011 Saudi Arabia 6-1 Sudan Semi-finals 4-10-2011 Algeria 2-1 Iraq 4-10-2011 Jordan 1-0 Saudi Arabia Third place match 6-10-2011 Iraq 1-0 Saudi Arabia Final 6-10-2011 Jordan 2-1 Algeria [AET]

2012 Arab School Games, in Kuwait

Men's Football Group A [at Thamir Stadium] 7- 9-2012 Algeria 1-1 Iraq 7- 9-2012 Saudi Arabia 4-0 Jordan 9- 9-2012 Iraq 1-0 Saudi Arabia 9- 9-2012 Algeria 3-2 Jordan 11- 9-2012 Iraq 3-1 Jordan 11- 9-2012 Algeria 0-0 Saudi Arabia 1.IRAQ 3 2 1 0 5- 2 7 2.ALGERIA 3 1 2 0 4- 3 5 3.Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 4- 1 4 4.Jordan 3 0 0 3 3-10 0 Group B [at Ali Sabah Al-Salem Stadium] 7- 9-2012 Libya 2-0 Qatar 7- 9-2012 Kuwait 7-4 Sudan 9- 9-2012 Libya 2-1 Sudan 9- 9-2012 Kuwait 1-1 Qatar 11- 9-2012 Libya 2-1 Kuwait 11- 9-2012 Qatar 3-1 Sudan 1.LIBYA 3 3 0 0 6- 2 9 2.KUWAIT 3 1 1 1 9- 7 4 3.Qatar 3 1 1 1 4- 4 4 4.Sudan 3 0 0 3 6-12 0 Semi-finals 13- 9-2012 Iraq 3-0 Kuwait [at Ali Sabah Al-Salem Stadium] 13- 9-2012 Algeria 2-0 Libya [at Thamir Stadium] Third place match 15- 9-2012 Kuwait 0-0 Libya [10-9 pen] Final 15- 9-2012 Iraq 2-1 Algeria [AET; at Ali Sabah Al-Salem Stadium] [Ali Qasem 49', Ridha Nasr 103' pen / Taib Mohamed 67'] [Sent off: Mohamed Mekdache (Algeria)] Official awards: Top scorer : Mohamed Mekdache (Algeria) Best player : Mohammed Khalil (Kuwait) Best goalkeeper : Abdel Rauf (Libya) Fair play award : Qatar Men's Futsal Known results: - 9-2012 Jordan 2-1 Saudi Arabia - 9-2012 Jordan 5-1 Kuwait - 9-2012 Saudi Arabia 7-5 Libya - 9-2012 Jordan 7-3 Libya Third place match 15- 9-2012 Kuwait 3-0 Saudi Arabia Final 15- 9-2012 Jordan 8-7 Iraq Women's Futsal Known results: 8- 9-2012 Jordan 33-0 Kuwait 8- 9-2012 Iraq 20-0 Qatar 8- 9-2012 Morocco 25-0 U.A.E. 9- 9-2012 Jordan 22-0 U.A.E. - 9-2012 U.A.E. 8-5 Kuwait 11- 9-2012 Jordan 7-3 Morocco 13- 9-2012 Iraq 11-1 U.A.E. 15- 9-2012 Jordan - Iraq Note: final placings unclear; the gold medal was won by either Jordan or Iraq.

2013 Arab School Football Championship, in Tunisia

Group A [at Hammamet] 5- 9-2013 Jordan 2-1 Palestine 5- 9-2013 Morocco 1-0 Qatar 6- 9-2013 Jordan 0-3 Qatar 6- 9-2013 Morocco 5-0 Palestine 8- 9-2013 Morocco 6-4 Jordan 8- 9-2013 Qatar 2-0 Palestine 1.MOROCCO 3 3 0 0 12- 4 9 2.QATAR 3 2 0 1 5- 1 6 3.Jordan 3 1 0 2 6-10 3 4.Palestine 3 0 0 3 1- 9 0 Group B [at Béni-Khalled] 5- 9-2013 Yemen 1-1 Sudan 5- 9-2013 U.A.E. 2-0 Algeria 6- 9-2013 Yemen 2-0 Algeria 6- 9-2013 U.A.E. 2-1 Sudan 8- 9-2013 Algeria 1-0 Sudan 8- 9-2013 U.A.E. 1-0 Yemen 1.U.A.EMIRATES 3 3 0 0 5- 1 9 2.YEMEN 3 1 1 1 3- 2 4 3.Algeria 3 1 0 2 1- 4 3 4.Sudan 3 0 1 2 2- 4 1 Group C [at Grombalia] 5- 9-2013 Iraq 3-0 Kuwait 5- 9-2013 Tunisia 2-0 Oman 6- 9-2013 Oman 2-1 Iraq 6- 9-2013 Tunisia 5-0 Kuwait 8- 9-2013 Tunisia 1-1 Iraq 8- 9-2013 Oman 4-0 Kuwait 1.TUNISIA 3 2 1 0 8- 1 7 2.OMAN 3 2 0 1 6- 3 6 3.Iraq 3 1 1 1 5- 3 4 4.Kuwait 3 0 0 3 0-12 0 Group D [at Nabeul] 5- 9-2013 Saudi Arabia 3-2 Libya 6- 9-2013 Saudi Arabia 2-1 Lebanon 8- 9-2013 Lebanon 2-1 Libya 1.SAUDI ARABIA 2 2 0 0 5- 3 6 2.LEBANON 2 1 0 1 3- 3 3 3.Libya 2 0 0 2 3- 5 0 Quarter-finals 10- 9-2013 Yemen 1-1 Morocco [2-0 pen; Stade Hammamet] 10- 9-2013 Tunisia 3-1 Lebanon [Stade Béni-Khalled] 10- 9-2013 Qatar 3-2 U.A.E. [Stade Grombalia] 10- 9-2013 Saudi Arabia 2-0 Oman [Stade Nabeul] Semi-finals 11- 9-2013 Tunisia 2-0 Qatar [Stade Béni-Khalled] 11- 9-2013 Yemen 1-0 Saudi Arabia [Stade Nabeul] Third place match 12- 9-2013 Qatar 0-0 Saudi Arabia [4-2 pen; Stade Nabeul] Final 13- 9-2013 Tunisia 2-1 Yemen [Stade Chedly Zouiten]

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