HH the Amir to inaugurate FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021

HH the Amir to inaugurate FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021

By QLNews

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will inaugurate the much-anticipated FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021, this evening at the Al Bayt Stadium.

Several Heads of State and Heads of Delegations of Arab countries have arrived in Doha to witness the mega tournament, which brings together 16 of the best national teams from the Arab world.

Among the dignitaries who are in Doha are Lebanese President General Michel Aoun; Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo; Yemeni Vice President Lieutenant-General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar; The President of the Presidential Council of Libya, Dr Mohamed al-Menfi.

All teams have arrived in Doha as the tournament opens today with four matches set to take place as follows: Tunisia v Mauritania (kick-off 1 PM); Iraq v Oman (kick-off 4 PM); Qatar v Bahrain (kick-off 7:30 PM); UAE v Syria (kick-off 10 PM).

A total of 32 matches will thrill fans over 19 days of the tournament in Qatar. All games will be played at six of Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums including Al Bayt and Stadium 974, which will be officially launched today. Al Janoub, Ahmad Bin Ali, Education City and Al Thumama will also host matches.

The participating teams have been drawn into four groups of four teams each, with the two best-placed teams from each group advancing to the knockout phase.

Quarter-finals and semi-finals will be played before the third-place play-off and final take place on December 18 (Qatar National Day), which also marks one year to go before the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final.

Tickets for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 are currently available for every match and are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis. You can click here to purchase tickets or buy them over the counter from the FIFA Venue Ticketing Centre (FVTC) at Doha Exhibition Centre, near Al Qassar metro station.

All fans must apply for the Hay’ya Card (Fan ID) here. Fans can also apply for and collect a Hay’ya Card from the FVTC.

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