Kuwait Lift Gulf Cup After Beating Saudi Arabia 1-0 In Final

Waleed Ali Jumah nets extra time winner as Kuwait win tenth Gulf title.
Kuwait have won the Gulf Cup of Nations for the tenth time in their history, edging Saudi Arabia 1-0 in the final in Yemen.

A tournament that had garnered global attention amid security concerns ended on a positive note in front of over 30,000 fans at the May 22 Stadium.

Waleed Ali Jumah netted the winner in the fifth minute of extra time, rifling his shot into the roof of the net from a tight angle, sparking wild celebrations among his teammates.

It is a huge boost for Goran Tufegdzic's men ahead of the Asian Cup in January, where they have been drawn alongside Qatar, China and Uzbekistan.

They deserved their victory after controlling play for most of the match, hitting the woodwork twice in the first half through Waleed Ali and then Yousel Al Salman.

Saudi Arabia striker Muhannad Asiri was sent off late on as the tournament ended disappointingly for Jose Peseiro's side, who also now turn their attention towards the Asian Cup. Japan, Syria and Jordan are in their group.

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