Qatar Football AssociationNews
26.11.2017 6:53 in : & &
DOHA: The spectacularly-lit up Khalifa International Stadium on Friday

opened doors to home action when it hosted a Qatargas Under-23 clash

between Al Kharaitiyat and Umm Salal.

This was the first match since Qatar hosted China in a 2018 FIFA World

Cup qualifying match earlier in the football season.

Al Kharaitiyat won 4-1 as the Under-23 players got a feel of the new

pitch at the picturesque venue.

Set to host a few matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Khalifa

International Stadium was inaugurated by H H the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin

Hamad Al Thani for the 2017 Emir Cup final in May.

The Under-23 clash was also an opportunity for media in Qatar to have

access and cover a local match for the first time.

Television crews were also present to telecast the game live as QFA

set up coverage centres for every form of media.

The football authorities in Qatar running programs to test the new

venue that was fully renovated five years ahead of the 2022 FIFA World

Cup to be staged in Qatar.

Every FIFA World Cup hosts undergoes similar programs to test its facilities.