FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 kicks off in Doha
The FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 is taking place in Doha from 30 November to 18 December 2021. With less than one year until Qatar welcomes the global football community for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 provides a welcome opportunity to showcase Qatar’s national passion for sport and readiness to bring together fans from around the world.
The FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 marks the first time the tournament is being held in Qatar, and marks the inauguration of two stadiums, Al Bayt Stadium and Stadium 974. These stadiums are two of the eight that will hold matches and will be used during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Al Bayt stadium will additionally host the final on 18 December, Qatar’s National Day.
Sixteen teams from across the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 have come together to compete in 32 matches over the next 3 weeks, featuring 6 teams from the Confederation of African Football and 10 from the Asian Football Federation. The competitors include Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and United Arab Emirates.
To learn more about the State of Qatar’s readiness to host the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, visit the Government Communication Office’s In Focus page.