Saudi Arabia beats Bahrain 2-0

Manama, Saudi Arabia secure their first win in the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup with a 2-0 over Bahrain at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa stadium on Saturday.

Goals from Abdullah al-Hamdan and Mohamed al-Khabrani in each half gave Saudi Arabia three points.

Bahrain pressed hard during the last ten minutes, but Saudi defense was tough.

Saudi Arabia would need a victory against defending champions Oman in the final Group B game on December 2 to book their place in the semi-final.

Bahrain, who are in fourth position in the group with just one point, courtesy their drawn game against Oman, they need to beat Kuwait December 2 and also hope Saudi will lose to Oman.

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, which have won a match each, have three points from two matches. Bahrain, which drew their opening match against Oman, have one point from two matches.

Oman, which defeated Kuwait in the first match yesterday, lead the group with four points.

Source: Bahrain News Agency