Oman defeats Bahrain to reach Gulf Cup final

Oman's players celebrate after scoring a goal during the 2017 Gulf Cup of Nations semi-final football match between Oman and Bahrain. (AFP)

Oman qualified for the 23rd Gulf Cup final after beating Bahrain 1-0 on Tuesday in the semi-finals of the tournament held in Kuwait.

The Omani team scored their only goal after Bahraini striker Mehdi Abduljabbar scored an own goal in the game’s 29th minute.

Bahrain dominated the ball for most of the game, but Oman keeper Fayez al-Rashidi saved many goals and played a pivotal role in his country's qualification to the final.

The Omani team will meet in the final with the winner of the other semifinal match between the UAE and Iraq.

Oman won the Gulf Cup once in 2009, while Bahrain has never won the title.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50