Kuwait's 20-0 win over Bhutan in 2000 was at the time the biggest ever win in international football. It was surpassed in 2001, when Australia beat Tonga 22-0. Also in 2000, Kuwait took part at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Kuwait are now waiting for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification which will take place in the near future.
Kuwait are in the same FIFA World Cup qualifying group as Iran, Syria and United Arab Emirates. They will play home and away against each of the other three teams in group 5.
Kuwait started their World Cup campaign in Abu Dhabi against United Arab Emirates and lost 2-0. Their next game came at home against Iran which ended in a 2-2 draw, Iran were leading by 2 goals in the first 5 minures. In Round 3, Kuwait lost 1-0 to Syria after dominating nearly all the game. Kuwait first win came at home in round 4 against Syria, Ahmad Ajab scored a hattrick which led Kuwait to a 4-2 victory & kept their chances of making the world cup alive. Kuwait's next game was also at home against United Arab Emirates, the away team up 2-0 at halftime, but in the 2nd half Kuwait leading goalscorer Ahmad Ajab scored 2 goals and was on his way to score the 3rd goal in 90th minute but he was punched by the Emarati goalkeeper and the referee didn't give a penalty and a few second after that UAE scored the third goal and won 3-2. Kuwait ended their campaign with a 2-0 loss against Iran.
Kuwait are in the same AFC Asian Cup qualifying group as Australia, Indonesia and Oman. They will play home and away against each of the other three teams in Group B.
|World Cup record|
|1930 to 1970||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1974||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1978||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1986 to 2010||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|World Cup History|
|1982||Round 1||1 – 1||Draw|
|Round 1||1 – 4||Lose|
|Round 1||0 – 1||Lose|
|AFC Asian Cup record|
|1956||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1960||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1964||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1968||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1992||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2007||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1||Bashar Abdullah||1996 - 2008||134|
|2||Wail Sulaiman Al-Habashi||1986 - 1996||109|
|3||Jamal Mubarak||1994 - 2004||108|
|4||Nohair Al-Shammari||1996 - 2008||105|
The following players were called up for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification in 2008.
|Name||DOB||Club||Caps (goals)||Most Recent Call Up|
|Khaled Al Fadhli||May 151974 (age 34)||Al-Kuwait||N/A||v Syria, June 2, 2008|
|Nawaf Al Khaldi||May 25 1981 (age 27)||Al-Qadisiya||N/A||v Syria, June 8, 2008|
|Nohayer Al Shammari||July 121976 (age 32)||Al-Qadisiya||N/A||v UAE, February 6, 2008|
|Ahmad Al Eidan||October 11982 (age 25)||Al-Salmiya||N/A||v UAE, February 6, 2008|
|Yousef Al Youha||September 21979 (age 28)||Al-Kuwait||N/A||v UAE, February 6, 2008|
|Fahad Shaheen||February 26 1985 (age 23)||Al-Kuwait||N/A||v Syria, June 8, 2008|
|Khaled Al Shammari||January 2 1977 (age 31)||Kazma||N/A||v Syria, June 8, 2008|
|Abdulrahman Mussa||December 41981 (age 26)||Al-Qadisiya||N/A||v UAE, February 6, 2008|
|Ebraheem Shehab||January 201986 (age 22)||Al-Kuwait||N/A||v Iran, March 26, 2008|
|Bader Al Mutwa||January 101985 (age 23)||Al-Qadisiya||N/A||v Iran, March 26, 2008|
|Fahad Al Hamad||December 11983 (age 24)||Kazma Sporting Club||N/A||v UAE, February 6, 2008|