Defending champions Bahrain qualified for the semi-finals of the eight-nation 25th Arabian Gulf Cup after they battled to a gripping 1-1 draw in their last Group B game against Kuwait at the 65,000 seat Basra International Stadium in the Iraqi city of Basra.
Mahdi Al Humaidan put Bahrain 1-0 ahead in the 26th minute before Shabib Al Khaldi scored the equaliser for Kuwait 19 minutes later.
The result means that Bahrain have topped Group B with seven points while Qatar, who also drew 1-1 with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the Al Minaa Olympic Stadium, finished in second place with four points.
Bahrain will now play second-placed Group A team, Oman, in the second semi-final on Monday evening.
Qatar will take on hosts Iraq the same day in an afternoon game.