Doha – “Al Quds Al Arabi”: The Local Organizing Committee of the Arab Cup “FIFA Qatar 2021” announced the release of tickets for the matches of the tournament hosted by Doha at the end of questyear, with the participation of 16 Arab teams, and to be held for the first time under the auspices of the International Football Association (FIFA). The matches of the Arab Cup will be played in six of the 2022 World Cup stadiums, the first of which is the Al Bayt Stadium, designed in the form of a traditional Arab tent, which will see the opening of the tournament between Qatar and Bahrain on 30 November, and the final match on 18 December, as well as two stadiums that will also be revealed for the first time and will test their preparation for the World Cup, which are the Al Thumama Stadium, which is inspired by the Qahfiya or traditional Arab hat, and The Ras Abu stadium Aboud, which is the first fully demountable stadium in World Cup history, in addition to Ahmed Bin Ali and Al Madinah Educational stadiums, and the south, built specifically to host World Cup matches. The Arab Cup is the perfect opportunity to test Qatar’s preparations to host the FIFA World Cup a year later, and the tournament will see fans enjoying what awaits them during the World Cup, such as the chance to witness more of a match in one day during the group stage. Priority will be given to holders of the “Visa” card during the ticket pre-sale period of August 3-17 to request tickets, and there will be no difference between applicants on the first day, the last day or any time in between , as all applications will receive the same ticket purchase opportunities. The tournament will be an opportunity to shed light on the global potential of the Arab teams participating in the competitions. The tournament organizing committee had invited 23 national teams to participate in the tournament and the qualifying round last June saw seven teams out of 14 teams qualify, to join nine teams. in top of the FIFA rankings, including the team from the host country Qatar. 16 teams will compete in the group stage, followed by the next round knockout matches until the final match. The tournament will feature 32 games in 19 days. The Arab Cup races will be held in the same period about a year before the 2022 World Cup, which ensures that fans and participating teams can enjoy the mild weather, as temperatures fluctuate between 15 and 24 degrees Celsius. in that time of year, in as well as testing the nature of close distances at the World Cup and moving between stadiums in the shortest possible time, and enjoying a busy schedule of matches, allowing fans to purchase select tickets for more than one match in only one day during the group stage, making sure there is sufficient travel time before the whistle sounds the start of matches. Precautionary measures to prevent Covid-19 and in light of the current challenges posed by the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic around the world, and in compliance with the procedures previously applied during the 2020 Club World Cup and the qualifiers for the 2021 Arabian Cup last June; The host country will implement all precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of all participants in the competition.
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