Doha: The Workers’ Cup, the annual football tournament organised by the Qatar Stars League (QSL) and sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), is into its sixth edition. The competition is expected to be tough like in the previous years.
More than 640 players and 32 teams representing various companies in Qatar, including 12 former and current contractors engaged on the 2022 FIFA World Cup projects and seven sides engaged with the SC’s flagship CSR programme Generation Amazing, are vying for honours in this year’s tournament that will kick off at the Al Duhail Stadium at 19:30 today.
The duration of the tournament, to be played on Fridays, is eight weeks. The title clash is scheduled for 23rd March.
Entry is free for the public. In the opening match, SC contractor Gulf Contracting Company are up against Generation Amazing programme company Shapoorji Pallonji.
Ardent fans are expected to turn out in large numbers to cheer on the players from all over Qatar. The annual tournament’s main objective is to promote a culture of sport and healthy lifestyles in the community of migrant workers engaged in various projects across the State of Qatar, especially those related to the infrastructure of 2022 FIFA World Cup, by using the power of football, thereby encouraging positive social changes within Qatar.
Teams have been divided into eight groups of four each. More than 5,000 fans had attended last year’s opening ceremony and match at the Qatar Sports Club, while the final attracted over 10,000 supporters.
Nakheel Landscapes defeated Al Asmakh 3-0 in last year’s final. The full list of fixtures and more information on the tournament can be found at www.workerscup.com.
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