(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, Aug 14 (KUNA) -- Bahrain on Wednesday won the 2019 West Asian Football Federation Championship (WAFF) after defeating Iraq 1-0 in the final.
Bahrain's Essa Ali scored in the minute 38 to help his country's team win this tournament for the first time in its history.
The Bahraini team reached the final of the tournament after leading Group B with seven points from a win over Jordan and another against Kuwait and a draw with Saudi Arabia.
The tournament was launched on July 30 with the participation of nine teams divided into two groups, the first included Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon, while the second included Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. (end)