Bahrain beat Saudi Arabia to lift first Gulf Cup trophy

Mohamed al-Romaihi scored for the Pearl Divers in the second half of the match held at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium.

    Bahrain beat Saudi Arabia to lift first Gulf Cup trophy
    Bahrain's Sayed Mohammed Jaafar celebrates winning the Gulf Cup with teammates [Ibraheem Al Omari/Reuters]

    Bahrain beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 to win the Gulf Cup football tournament held in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Sunday.

    Mohamed al-Romaihi scored for the Pearl Divers in the second half of the match held at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium.

    Salman al-Faraj missed a penalty for the Green Falcons after Salem al-Dawsari was brought down inside the Bahraini penalty box by Mahdi al-Humaidan.

    The Saudis were looking to lift the title for the fourth time. During the competition's group stage, Bahrain had lost 0-2 to Saudi Arabia.

    It is the first time that Bahrain have won the title.

    Bahrain players and coaching staff celebrate winning the Gulf Cup after the match
    Bahrain players and coaching staff celebrate winning the Gulf Cup after the match [Showkat Shafi/Al Jazeera] 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News