Last Updated: Sat Jul 07, 2012 00:13 am (KSA) 21:13 pm (GMT)

Morocco wins Arab Nations Cup 2012 title

Moroccan fans cheer for their team during their 2012 Arab Cup final football match against Libya in Jeddah. (AFP)
Moroccan fans cheer for their team during their 2012 Arab Cup final football match against Libya in Jeddah. (AFP)

Morocco was crowned on Friday the winner of the 9th Arab Nations Cup 2012 for the first time in its soccer history after grabbing a tough 3-1 win over Libya with penalty kicks, in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah.

The golden win marks the first Arab title for the Moroccan national team.

By coming in the second place, Libya won the silver medal, while Iraq won the bronze medal after it snatched the 3rd place with a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

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