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Qatar will host one of the most important sporting events of 2021 : The Arab Cup 2021

There’s almost certainly never been a more exciting time for football in Qatar. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 hosts were crowned champions of Asia for the first time in 2019, hosted two editions of the FIFA Club World Cup and now will be hosting the FIFA Arab Cup 2021.

The FIFA Arab Cup will feature 22 nationals teams from the Arab region. The tournament will unite the region. It will also help Qatar continue preparations for FIFA World Cup. Gianni Infantino (FIFA President)

FIFA Arab Cup  will be staged from 1 to 18 December 2021. Speaking during a visit to Lusail Stadium, which will host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final, the FIFA President stated that he expected the regional tournament in 2021 to unite millions of football fans from across the Middle East and Arab world.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said: “We are delighted that all 22 teams from across the Arab world have agreed to take part in the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, which will be held in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadiums, and we are looking forward to seeing the region’s best teams battle it out to see which nation will become champion. Through football, this tournament will unite over 450 million people from across the region, and we are confident that the FIFA Arab Cup will help to build excitement across the region as we edge ever nearer to hosting the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world in 2022.”

QFA President, H.E. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Thani, said: “Qatar looks forward to welcoming 22 Arab national teams and their fans, and giving them the opportunity to be one of the select teams that will experience what Qatar has prepared to host the FIFA World Cup.”

“Fans from across the region will be treated to the same world-class experience that awaits fans from around the world when they flock to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. We welcome our friends from the Middle East and the Arab world to join us in what will be an important milestone and a final test of our preparations, only one year away from us hosting the first FIFA World Cup in the region,” added the QFA President.

About Qatar Climate and Tourism

The Qatar peninsula shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia, though the island of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates can be found nearby to the north-west and south-east respectively.

The vast majority of the nation’s 2.5 million inhabitants can be found in the capital, Doha, midway up the eastern coast. Arabic is the official language, though with the large ex-pat community – accounting for over 80 per cent of inhabitants – and the tourism trade means English is also commonly spoken.

With eight hours of sun per day in the winter months, alongside the springtime temperatures, the capital is a popular location for holidaymakers. Be they escaping the northern hemisphere’s colder months or wanting to sample Qatar’s touristic offerings away from the heat of its summer.

Temperatures in December tend to range around 20 degrees Celsius, sometimes pushing up into the higher 20s, with very little rain throughout the year full stop – though on average one damp day during the month is expected.

Doha is packed with cultural options to give you a taste of the Qatar of past and present. Souq Waqif offers a bustling traditional market full of sights, sounds and tastes; get a dose of culture from the Museum of Islamic Art or National Museum of Qatar; or take in the staggering architecture of the Qatar National Library and Katara Mosque.

Beyond the city there is plenty to be found among the rolling dunes, be you trekking by camel, or visiting the UNESCO recognised nature reserve at the Khor Al Adaid inland sea, where wildlife like turtles and ospreys can be found.

FIFA has confirmed that 22 national teams from the Arab region have signed up to participate in the FIFA Arab Cup. Through football, this tournament will unite over 450 million people from across the region, and we are confident that the FIFA Arab Cup will help to build excitement across the region as we edge ever nearer to hosting the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world in 2022.

Source : https://www.fifa.com

11 May, 2021

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