2019 Emir Cup: QFA announces details of 47th edition
DOHA: The draw ceremony of the 47th Emir Cup will be held on April 14, the Qatar Football Association (QFA) has announced.
Qatar’s most popular football tournament will bring together teams from the QNB Qatar Stars League and the Second Division.
QFA said the draw ceremony to be held at Kempinski Hotel will reveal the match venues, the kick-off times and match-ups in the 47th edition of the tournament.
The competition will be commenced with a match pairing the fourth and fifth-placed teams in the Second Division (Al Shamal and Mesiameer) at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium 11 April 2019.
The top three teams of the Second Division in addition to the winner of the Mesaimeer-Al Shamal clash will vie against clubs that finished from ninth to twelfth (9-12) in the QNB Stars League. Matches will be held at Thani bin Jassim Stadium and Grand Hamad Stadium on 20-21 April 2019.
Qualifying teams from the second round are drawn to play against the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth-placed teams of the QNB Stars League. Winners of the matches will proceed to the fourth round of the tournament, matches; will be played at Thani bin Jassim Stadium and Grand Hamad Stadium on 26-27 April 2019.
The top four teams of the QNB Stars League are drawn to play against the four qualifying teams from the third round, matches will be played at Grand Hamad Stadium and Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium 2-3 May 2019.
The winning teams of the fourth round will play against each other; the two winning teams will proceed to the final match on 11-12 May 2019, both matches will take place at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium
The winners of the fifth round matches will play against each other. Winner of this match will be crowned champions of the 47th Emir Cup, the final will be held at Al Wakrah Stadium on 16 May 2019.