Qatar Football AssociationNews
16.01.2017 6:32 in :

DOHA: The Al Kass International Cup 2017 will be held from 21st to

31st of January, bringing some of the world’s top Under-17 teams to

Aspire Zone for the sixth consecutive year.

The 12 teams participating in this year’s tournament represent some

of the most storied clubs in international football, including Real Madrid

(Spain), Bayern München (Germany), and Paris St Germain (France), giving

Doha crowds the opportunity to see the potential superstars of the future.

Qatar’s Aspire Academy will add local flavour to the tournament, which

was won last year by Aspire Football Dreams. Other participating teams

include PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands), Kashiwa Reysol (Japan), Redbull

Salzburg (Austria), AS Roma (Italy), Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany), Al-Ahli

Saudi FC (Saudi Arabia), Raja Casablanca (Morocco), and Espérance de

Tunis (Tunisia).

The first round, which begins on January 21st, will pit in groups of three

teams against each other in a round-robin competition, with the top two

teams from each group advancing to the knockout round. The final will

be held on January 31st. Official tournament sponsor Al Kass TV will

be broadcasting all games live both online and on TV with Arabic and

English commentary.

Past winners of the Al Kass International Cup include Aspire Football

Dreams (2016, 2014), Paris St Germain (2015, 2012), and Brazilian club

Fluminense (2013).