At World Cup stadiums, Qatar prepares for the Arab Cup
This month Doha is preparing some World Cup stadiums to host a huge football event, FIFA Arab Cup Qatar qualifiers.
23 teams will participate in the historic tournament, 12 from Asia and 11 from Africa. They will compete in two stages, starting with the qualifiers, leading to the final stage.
Of the twenty-three teams, the 14 lowest-ranked teams, according to the latest FIFA ranking issued last April, will go to the qualifiers.
World Cup stadiums
The Qatari capital will host the qualifiers from June 19-25 at Khalifa International Stadium. It is one of the stadiums for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Additionally, Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Al Sadd Club will also host the qualifiers. The matches will have an audience attendance of 30% of the capacity in the two stadiums.
The match between Sudan and Libya will start the qualifiers on June 19th. Then, Oman will play Somalia on June 20th.
On the 21st, Jordan will meet South Sudan. Then, the match between Mauritania and Yemen will take place on June 22nd.
Lebanon will play Djibouti on June 23rd. Then, Palestine will play against Comoros on June 24th. Finally, the Bahrain vs Kuwait match will take place on June 25th.
The qualifiers will take place through direct matches from a single match to qualify for the finals of the tournament at the end of this year.
The top 9 teams, according to the ranking, qualified directly to the final rounds. They were divided into 4 groups.
The first two teams from each group will qualify for the quarter-finals, then the semi-finals. The final will be on December 18.
The organizing committee warned that the official training of the teams will prevent the presence of the media.
Meanwhile, press conferences and mixed area activities will be organized via video communication technology, due to health restrictions.