After beating Nepal 1-0 in FIFA World Cup round 2 qualifiers, Kuwait headed to Doha, Qatar where they stunned Saudi Arabia 3-1 in 24th Gulf cup on Wednesday.
Ahmad Al Dhefeeri, Sami Al Sane and Mubarak Al Feneini scored apiece for the winners. Feras Al Buraikam scored one in the stoppage time.
Eight gulf countries are taking part in the event. Asian Champions and hosts Qatar are drawn against the UAE Yemen and Iraq in Group A while Defending champions Oman are in Group B and are joined by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain.
Earlier, Iraq, who were depleted owing to injuries and Al Shorta’s Arab Club Championships match on Monday, stunned Asian champions Qatar 2-1 in the opening match to take three invaluable points.