The sixth edition of Workers’ Cup is into its second week and the fixture today promises many exciting battles and plenty of goals, like in the opening round that witnessed 78 goals.
A total of 32 teams, four each in eight groups, are fighting it out in the annual football tournament, organised by the Qatar Stars League and sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy. And more than 640 players are part of the action, which kicked off at the Al Duhail Stadium last Friday. Eight matches each will be played at the Al Duhail and Al Sadd Stadiums. The first kick-off is at 08:00 and the last game starts at 12:30. Matches in Groups A, B, C and D are played at Al Duhail and those in Groups E, F, G and H at Al Sadd.
In Group A, Shapoorji Pallonji will play Aktor, while Gulf Contracting take on BOTC. Group B matches are Taleb Group vs QDVC and Boom vs Spartan Ready Mix.
In Group C, L&T Qatar face Cofley Besix Mannai and Galfar Al Misnad meet Doha Pest Control. Group D will see ALYSJ vs Trags Engineering and Pigeon Engineering vs Galfar action.
Group E will have AG Middle East vs G4S Qatar and Al Balagh L&t JV vs Black Cat matches. Group F will pit DicoTech Qatar against AALCO and HBK against Medgulf. It will be Trags Trading vs Al Asmakh and Schindler vs Mowasalat in Group G, while defending champions Nakheel take on Youth Club and NAAAS play Bouygues in Group H. Matches are played on Fridays and the final is scheduled for 23rd March. Entry is free for the public.
Tournament’s objective is to promote a culture of sport and healthy lifestyle in the community of migrant workers engaged in various projects across Qatar, especially those related to the infrastructure of 2022 FIFA World Cup, by using the power of football, thereby encouraging positive social changes.
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