Be the first to experience the spirit of FIFA 2022 and to witness the best of Arab football in FIFA Arab Cup 2021!
This year’s Arab Cup is the 10th edition of the Arab’s National Team football tournament and the 1st edition of the Arab Cup in collaboration with FIFA.
The tournament runs from 30 November to 18 December, with the top 16 Arab football teams competing in a total of 32 matches. Through this event, fans would also have a glimpse of the preparations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022, which will still take place in Qatar.
The 16 teams are divided into four for the group stage matches.
The four groups, consisting of four teams each, are as follows:
Group A – Qatar, Iraq, Oman, and Bahrain;
Group B – Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Syria, and Mauritania;
Group C – Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Palestine;
Group D – Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Sudan.
The top two teams from each group will then qualify to the knockout stage, consisting of the quarter-finals, semi-finals, third place play-off, and the final, which will be held on Qatar’s National Day, 18th December.
Official match schedules can be viewed here.
The 32 matches will be held in 6 different stadiums: Al Bayt Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Education City Stadium, and Al Janoub Stadium. Fans may also watch more than one match per day.
Al Bayt Stadium, located at Al Khor, is the biggest stadium and will be inaugurated on November 30th, the first day of the tournament. The stadium will be hosting the opening match and the final match.
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be holding 6 matches, including the first game and the third place play-off. Like the Al Bayt Stadium, its official inauguration will also be on November 30th.
Al Thumama Stadium will be holding matches until the semi-finals.
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, located near the Mall of Qatar, will be hosting group stage matches.
Both Education City Stadium, located within Qatar Foundation’s Education City, and Al Janoub Stadium, located at Al Wakra, will be hosting the quarter-finals.
Tickets can be purchased at the official FIFA website, fifa.com/tickets, ranging from QAR 25 to QAR 245, depending on your chosen ticket category. The ticket rates apply for both adults and children.
After purchase, ticket holders will receive a confirmation to apply for the Fan ID, a smart technology identification card that allows access to the corresponding matches and to the free public transportation going to the venues. To apply for a Fan ID, an attendee must submit their passport or Qatar ID along with their FIFA match ticket number.
Attendees below 14 years of age need to have their applications submitted for them by their guardian. Once your Fan ID application is approved, you may claim them at Doha Exhibition Centre or Hamad International Airport.
All spectators are required to be fully vaccinated and to be able to present a green status in their Ehteraz mobile application. Face masks must also be worn at all times during the event.
For more updates for this event, visit FIFA Arab Cup 2021’s official website here.