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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Kuwait Men's National Soccer Team News


September 8, 2015 - Yousef Naser & Bader Al Motawaa score in win over Laos
"Kuwait made it three wins out of three in Group G of the second round of joint-qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup/2019 AFC Asian Cup with a hard-earned 2-0 victory over Laos on Tuesday.... And Kuwait reached the midway point of their campaign with a 100% record as a first-half strike from Yousef Naser and a Bader Al Motawaa penalty late in the second half consigned Laos to their third defeat in four matches. Laos held out for a good half hour before Yousef Naser, who came off the bench to score the late winner in Kuwait’s opening victory in Lebanon before netting a brace in the 9-0 hammering of Myanmar last Thursday, took his tally to four in three games when he broke the deadlock at the National Sports Complex Stadium in the 31st minute. After being unable to add to their advantage for the majority of the second half, Kuwait were given a golden opportunity to double their advantage in the 84th minute when Thai referee Sivakorn Pu-Udom awarded them a penalty, which Bader Al Motawaa successfully converted to seal the 2-0 win with his fourth of the qualifiers following a hat-trick in the win over Myanmar." - AFC

September 3, 2015 - Bader Al Motawaa scores hat-trick in win over Myanmar
Kuwait made it two wins out two in Group G of the second preliminary round of joint-qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup/2019 AFC Asian Cup with Al Azraq stalwart Bader Al Motawaa scoring the last three goals of an emphatic 9-0 victory over Myanmar on Thursday. Kuwait made a flying start to their second match of the qualifiers and were 3-0 up with just 18 minutes played.... Bader Al Motawaa made it 7-0 with a 69th minute penalty and after the three-time AFC Player of the Year nominee scored his second of the night with two minutes of the 90 remaining, the veteran of over 150 matches for Kuwait completed his hat-trick three minutes into stoppage time." - AFC

June 11, 2015 - Youssef Nasser scores late winner over Lebanon
"Lebanon began their World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign Thursday with a disastrous 1-0 home defeat to Kuwait. Kuwait's Youssef Nasser capitalized on a mix-up in the Lebanese defense to score the winner four minutes from time." - Daily Star

January 1, 2015 - Asian Cup roster named
"Kuwait finalised their 23-man Asian Cup squad, with only two players based abroad selected. Kuwaiti Premier League champions Al Qadsia have 10 players in the squad, which will be led by coach Nabil Maaloul. Defender Hussain Fadhel plays with Al Wahda in the United Arab Emirates, while Musaed Neda is based in Oman with Al Oruba. Key players for Kuwait include Yousef Nasser and Bader Al Mutawa, who were both impressive at the recent Gulf Cup." - Goal

November 15, 2014 - Fahad Al Enezi scores in injury time win over Iraq
"There was late drama at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium on Friday as Kuwait struck in injury-time to claim a 1-0 win over Iraq in their 2014 Gulf Cup of Nations Group B opener.... Based on how the game progressed over the 90 minutes, it seemed as though Iraq might just edge it given they enjoyed the dominant share of possession and also threatened the opposition goal on more occasions. Nonetheless, the Kuwaitis soaked up all the pressure and went to snatch the victory in the 92nd minute; Bader Al Mutawa racing down the wing and holding up play well before laying it off to Fahad Al Enezi, who proceeded to curl a sublime shot past Jalal Hassan Hachem into the top corner." - AFC

October 10, 2014 - Yusuf Nasser scores in win over Jordan
"Kuwaiti national football team defeated Jordan 1-0 in a friendly match on Friday at King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman.... Kuwaiti Striker Yusuf Nasser scored the lone goal two minutes from the start of the second half." - KUNA

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