Qatar Football AssociationAl Duhail Club

DOHA: Al Duhail, winners of three trophies last season, on Wednesday will
take on football giants Al Rayyan in the Sheikh Jassim Cup final at the Al
Sadd Stadium.

If a clear winner does not emerge in regulation time on Wednesday night
then penalties would be played to force a result, organisers said on
Tuesday.

The match will be officiated by Qatar’s top international referee Khamis
Al Marri and assisted by Khalid Ayed, Majed Hadiris, Taleb Salem, Abdul Rahman
Al Jassim and Khamis Al Kuwari.

This is the second time that Al Duhail will meet Al Rayyan in the Super
Cup final. The first time was in the 2017 season as Al Duhail took the title
after beating Al Rayyan 2-0.

Wednesday’s match is expected to a high quality game with both teams itching
for a win in the season-opener.

The clash comes just three days before the start of the QNB Stars League on
August 4.

Al Duhail will be playing with a new coach in Nabil Maaloul who has replaced
Djamel Belmadi.

Al Rayyan also have a new coach in Rodolfo Martín Arruabarrena from Argentina.
Arruabarrena has come in place of Michael Laudrup.

Al Duhail will miss Tunisian captain Yousef Al Massakhi but Morocco’s Youssef
Al Arabi, Korean star Nam Tae-ee, influential striker Ismail Mohamed, Ali Afif,
and Karim Boudeif and Louis Martin will provide the experience in the night
clash.

Al Rayyan will look to Abderrazak Hamdallah, Mohsen Metwalli and Khalfan
Ibrahim for inspiration.

The match kicks off at 7:00pm and it will be telecast live on Al Kass Sports
Channels.