Stage set for Emir’s Cup extravaganza
DOHA: The Qatar Football Association (QFA) is ready to stage the 46th edition of
the Emir’s Cup.
The Emir’s Cup will commence from April 11 and ends with a spectacular final on
May 19 at the Khalifa International Stadium.
The final preparations are in full swing, according to the organisers.
The draw ceremony of the hugely popular event will be held on April 11 with participation
of all representives of the clubs.
Various committees associated with the organisers are working round the clock to
complete prepartions for the draw ceremony that will be telecast live on all sports channels
in the country.
The Emir’s Cup was first staged in 1972 and have been held every year since then in the months
of April and May. It is an event that sees record crowds every edition of the tournament.
The final of the hugely popular tournament is graced by the Emir along with Ministers and their
Excellencies. A capacity crowd is expected to watch this year’s final as well.
Last year the Emir’s Cup final was held at the Khalifa International Stadium after massive
renovations of the iconic sports venue in Qatar.
The khalifa International Stadium – which was first built in 1976 – is a 2022 FIFA World Cup
This year’s Emir’s Cup will be held at five venues – Qatar Sports Club Stadium, Al Arabi Stadium,
Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium and Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in addition to the Khalifa International
The Emir’s Cup will also include Trophy Tour with organisers visiting schools and goverment
organizations to build a festive like atmosphere for the fans.
Details of pre-match press conferences will be announced on the day of the draw ceremony.
The Emir’s Cup is only event that features teams from the Second Division also. The tournament
runs for five weeks and lasts five rounds.