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DOHA: A total of 32 teams will fight for honours at the Fifth Workers Cup, which kicks off on Friday.
More than 600 workers belonging to different nationalities will fight for honours in the event culminating with the final on March 31.
Taleb Group had won the last edition, which won praise from many dignitaries including FIFA President Gianni Infantino and United Nations Special Advisor on Development and Peace Wilfried Lemke, who both attended the semifinal. Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) Communications Director Fatma Al Nuaimi said the tournament would once again demonstrate the power of football to bring people together.
“The SC is proud to be supporting the Workers Cup for a fifth year, given the joy it brings to those who participate, and their colleagues and friends who attend as fans,” said Fatma.
“We’re confident the 2017 edition will be as effective as the previous ones in uniting Qatar’s diverse migrant communities into one football unit, demonstrating the sport’s power to bridge cultural differences and bring people together,” she added.
Qatar Stars League Executive Director Hassan Al Kuwari said, “Football is for everyone and the Workers Cup is one of the ways by which we make sure that all members of Qatar’s vibrant sporting community have an opportunity to play the sport. “We’re proud to be able to give something back to the people preparing this country for the future in such an impactful way.”