ACFT Quarter-finals Take Place This Weekend
Doha: The 6th Asian Communities Football Tournament quarter-finals are set to take place this Thursday 8 March and Friday 9 March. Thursday’s matches will see Jordan take on Indonesia and Sri Lanka take on Nepal at 8pm and 9:20pm respectively and will take place in Doha Stadium.
Friday’s matches will see India take on Bangladesh and Malaysia take on Lebanon. Matches will take place at 8pm and 9:20pm and will be held at Al Markhiya Sports Club.
The teams have qualified to the quarter-finals stage after earning the highest number of points in their groups. Jordan has secured first place in Group A for collecting 15 points in total in the group stage, while India, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia have come in second, third, and fourth place after collecting 10, 10, and 6 points respectively.
Group B’s top spot sees Lebanon leading the group after collecting 13 points in total. The second, third and fourth place teams include Nepal (13 points), Bangladesh (7) and Indonesia (7).
The semi-finals are scheduled to take place on Friday 16 March at Al Markhiya Sports Club, while the 3rd place decider match and final will take place on 23 March and 30 March respectively.
The ACFT is organised by the Qatar Football Association (QFA) and initially featured the participation of six teams during its’ first edition. Following the success of the first edition, the tournament drew lots of interest from the various communities in Qatar who were eager to take part in the tournament, and thus resulted in a significant increase in the number of participating teams year after year. This year, twelve Asian community teams are participating for the grand prize.
The ACFT is a community tournament which brings together various Asian communities residing in Qatar, and encourages them to play more football in a fun competitive environment.
This year, the ACFT is sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy as the official strategic partner, Nike as the official supplier, and Al Kass Sports Channels as the official broadcaster.
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