Arab Cup 1963 Details


All matches played at the Cité sportive, Beirut.

31- 3-1963 Syria         4-0 Jordan          [HT 1-0]
             [Avedis Kavlakian 22' ??', Hagop Haroutioun ??', Yéhyé Hajjar ??']
             [Referee: Atef Sinane (Lebanon).]
             [Attendance: 20000]

31- 3-1963 Lebanon       6-0 Kuwait          [HT 4-0]
             [Lévon Altounian 20' ~40' ~89', Mardik Tchaparian ~25' (5-0), Robert Chéhadé (3-0)]
             [Lebanon: Samih Chatila, Youssef Yammouth, Samik Sabkadjian, Mouhieddine Itani 'Tabelo',
                       Joseph Abou Mourad, Elias Georges, Ahmed Alamé (Robert Chéhadé), Samir Adou,
                       Lévon Altounian [c], Mardik Tchaparian, Mahmoud Berjaoui 'Abou Taleb'.]
             [Kuwait: (preview lineup) Faisal Issa Mattar, Jassem Osman Al-Mahari, Habib Hussein, Hassan Nasser [c],
                      Dhahi Hamad, Abdullah Asfour, Mohammed Masoud, Rashed Mubarak, Abdul-Rahman Saud Ad-Doula,
                      Mohammed Al-Khatib, Youssef Khalaf.]
             [Referee: Muvahhit Afir (Turkey).]
             [Attendance: 20000]

 2- 4-1963 Kuwait        4-0 Jordan          [HT 1-0]
             [Mohammed Masoud 43', ? (2-0), ? (3-0), ? (4-0) pen]
             [Referee: Sarkis Demirdjian (Lebanon).]
             [Attendance: 7000]

 2- 4-1963 Tunisia       1-0 Syria           [HT 1-0]
             [Raouf Ben Amor 20']
             [Tunisia: Abdelkader Ghalem 'Zarga', Mohsen Keffala, Mohsen Habacha, Hédi Douiri, Ahmed Sghaïer,
                       Taoufik Ben Othman, Alaya Sassi, Raouf Ben Amor, Mohamed Salah Jedidi, Hammadi Henia
                       (Ammar Merrichko), Abdelmajid Chetali [c].]
             [Syria: (preview lineup) Mahmoud Rizk, Hafez Abou Labadé, Hazmeh Haddad, Hagop Haroutioun, Philippe Chayeb,
                     Moussa Chammas, Avedis Kavlakian [c], Waêl Accad, Yéhyé Hajjar, Honein Betraki, (1 missing).]
             [Referee: Muvahhit Afir (Turkey).]
             [Attendance: 7000]

 4- 4-1963 Lebanon       2-3 Syria           [HT 1-1]
             [Joseph Abou Mourad 12', Lévon Altounian 80' / ? 22', ? 60', Hagop Haroutioun 62']
             [Referee: Muvahhit Afir (Turkey).]
             [Attendance: 10000]

 4- 4-1963 Tunisia       4-0 Jordan          [HT 4-0]
             [Mongi Haddad 1' 6', Mohamed Salah Jedidi 26', Hammadi Henia 34']
             [Tunisia: Mahmoud Kanoun, Mohsen Keffala, Mohieddine Zeghir, Hédi Douiri, Ridha Rouatbi,
                       Taoufik Ben Othman, Ammar Merrichko, Mohamed Salah Jedidi, Mongi Haddad,
                       Jameleddine Naoui, Hammadi Henia.]
             [Attendance: 10000]

 6- 4-1963 Tunisia       5-1 Kuwait          [HT 2-0]
             [Mohsen Habacha 9', Mohamed Salah Jedidi 21' 54', Hammadi Henia 73', Mongi Haddad 78' / Abdul-Rahman Saud Ad-Doula 85']
             [Tunisia: Abdelkader Ghalem 'Zarga', Mohsen Keffala, Mohsen Habacha, Hédi Douiri, Ahmed Sghaïer,
                       Hammadi Henia, Ridha Rouatbi, Mohamed Salah Jedidi, Raouf Ben Amor (Alaya Sassi),
                       Mongi Haddad, Abdelmajid Chetali [c].]
             [Referee: Khatchadour Boyadjian (Lebanon).]
             [Attendance: 5000]

 6- 4-1963 Lebanon       5-0 Jordan          [HT 3-0]
             [Joseph Abou Mourad 6', Michel Saad 30', Lévon Altounian (3-0) (5-0), Robert Chéhadé (4-0)]
             [Referee: Muvahhit Afir (Turkey).]
             [Attendance: 5000]

 7- 4-1963 Syria         4-0 Kuwait          [HT 1-0]
             [Honein Betraki 30' pen, Hagop Haroutioun (2-0), Philippe Chayeb (3-0), Ohannes (4-0)]
             [Syria: (preview lineup): Mahmoud Rizk, Hafez Abou Labadé, Hazmeh Haddad, Philippe Chayeb, Mohamed Benghali,
                     Hagop Haroutioun, Waêl Accad, Honein Betraki, Yéhyé Hajjar, Avedis Kavlakian [c], Ahmed Alyan.]
             [Kuwait: (preview lineup): Faisal Issa Mattar, Jassem Osman Al-Mahari, Habib Hussein, Hassan Nasser [c], Salem Faraj,
                      Abdullah Asfour, Mohammed Masoud, Rashed Mubarak, Mohammed Al-Khatib, Youssef Khalaf, (1 missing).]
             [Referee: Atef Sinane (Lebanon).]
             [Attendance: 20000]

 7- 4-1963 Lebanon       0-1 Tunisia         [HT 0-1]
             [Mouhieddine Itani 'Tabelo' 10' OG]
             [Note: Tunisian sources attribute the goal to Mongi Haddad.]
             [Lebanon: (partial preview) Samih Chatila, Youssef Yammouth, Samik Sabkadjian, Mouhieddine Itani 'Tabelo'
                       (Camille Haidar 15'), Joseph Abou Mourad, Ahmed Alamé, Robert Chéhadé, Mardik Tchaparian,
                       Elias Georges, Mahmoud Berjaoui 'Abou Taleb', Lévon Altounian [c].]
             [Tunisia: Abdelkader Ghalem 'Zarga', Mohsen Keffala, Mohsen Habacha, Taoufik Ben Othman, Ahmed Sghaïer,
                       Mahfoudh Benzarti (Hédi Douiri), Alaya Sassi, Mohamed Salah Jedidi, Mongi Haddad,
                       Abdelmajid Chetali [c], Hammadi Henia.]
             [Referee: Muvahhit Afir (Turkey).]
             [Attendance: 20000]
             [Sent off: Youssef Yammouth (Lebanon) and Mongi Haddad (Tunisia).]

 1.Tunisia      4  4  0  0 11- 1  8
 2.Syria        4  3  0  1 11- 3  6
 3.Lebanon      4  2  0  2 13- 4  4
 4.Kuwait       4  1  0  3  5-15  2
 5.Jordan       4  0  0  4  0-17  0


Squads

Jordan
 Coach:
 Players included: Saleh Banna, Amine El-Hadaf, Nabil Hamarineh, Salameh Toufic,
                   Ahmed Soukra, Adib Fakhoury, Mohamed Awad, Anwar Toughan,
                   Chafic Ades, Ahmed Abou Jassar, Mohamed Said Banna, Ali Chukran.
 Note: Francophone spellings as given in "Le Jour".

Kuwait
 Coach: Ljubiša Broćić (Yugoslavia)
 Players: 1 Faisal Issa Mattar (GK), 2 Mohammed Hassan Haji, 3 Jassem Osman Al-Mahari, 4 Dhahi Hamad,
          5 Badr Al-Amim, 6 Youssef Khalaf, 7 Habib Hussein, 8 Abdullah Asfour, 9 Salem Faraj,
          10 Abdul-Rahman Saud Ad-Doula, 11 Hassan Nasser [c], 12 Mohammed Al-Khatib, 13 Mohammed Masoud,
          14 Rashed Mubarak, 15 Saleh Zakaria, 16 Khaled An-Najdi, 17 Ali Nasser, 18 Fahad Fokaan.
 Note: #2 also given as Mohammed Hassan Sobhi, #4 also given as Manaji Hamad,
       #10 also given as Abdul-Rahman Ad-Dawlat, #17 also given as Ali Daher.

Lebanon
 Coach: Joseph Nalbandian
 Players: 1 Samih Chatila (GK), 2 Mouhieddine Itani 'Tabelo', 3 Ohannès Housmayan, 4 Joseph Abou Mourad,
          5 Youssef Yammouth, 6 Ahmed Alamé, 7 Robert 'Roro' Chéhadé, 8 Samir Adou, 9 Fouad Halabi,
          10 Mardik Tchaparian, 11 Samir Nassar, 12 Samik Sabkadjian, 13 Elias Georges, 14 Karnik,
          15 Mahmoud Berjaoui 'Abou Taleb', 16 Lévon Altounian [c], 17 Mike, 18 Michel Saad,
          19 Camille Haidar, 20 Yéghiché, 21 Abdelrahman Chébaro.
Note: it is possible that Samik Bechkejian played instead of Samik Sabkadjian.

Syria
 Coach: Miklós Vadas (Hungary)
 Players: 1 Mahmoud Rizk (GK), 2 Mohamed Benghali, 3 Philippe Chayeb, 4 Hafez Abou Labadé,
          5 Mohamed Azzam, 6 Hassan Nebhani, 8 Avedis Kavlakian [c], 9 Hagop Haroutioun,
          10 Youssef Mohamed, 11 Honein Betraki, 12 Yéhyé Hajjar, 13 Ibrahim Moghrabi,
          14 Ahmed Alyan, 16 Waêl Accad, 17 Hazmeh Haddad, 18 Kévork Agopian,
          19 Moussa Chammas, (number unclear) Merwan Derdari.
 Notes: Youssef Mohamed also given as Youssef Mahmoud.  A player named Ohannes was also mentioned
        in match reports; this may be an alternate version of a player named above.

Tunisia
 Coach: André Gérard (France).
 Players: 1 Abdelkader Ghalem 'Zarga' (GK), 2 Mohsen Keffala, 3 Hédi Douiri, 4 Ahmed Sghaïer,
          5 Mohieddine Zeghir, 6 Mohsen Habacha, 7 Ridha Rouatbi, 8 Mohamed Salah Jedidi,
          9 Taoufik Ben Othman, 10 Abdelmajid Chetali [c], 11 Hammadi Henia, 12 Mongi Haddad,
          13 Ammar Merrichko, 14 Jamaleddine Naoui, 15 Raouf Ben Amor, 16 Mahfoudh Benzarti,
          17 Alaya Sassi, 18 Mahmoud Kanoun (GK).

overview file

1963 overview


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Main source: "Le Jour" (Beirut newspaper)

Prepared and maintained by Neil Morrison for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Neil Morrison
Last updated: 22 Sep 2016

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