In a simulation of what the start of the 2022 World Cup will be like after a year in Doha, Tuesday from Al Bayt Stadium, the opening whistle for the 10th edition of the Arab Cup between Qatar, the owner of the land, and neighboring Bahrain.
The official opening match is preceded by two confrontations between Tunisia and Mauritania, Iraq and Oman, while it is followed by a match between Syria and the Emirates, who have previously met in the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup.
And at the “Al-Bayt” stadium, built in the Arab tent style, which is the second largest stadium in the country in terms of capacity, the opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, and it will include musical performances by famous artists, fireworks, in addition to a paragraph reviewing the history of the Arab region and narrating the exploits of the Arabs, their unity and solidarity.
And invitations were sent to Arab kings, princes and presidents to attend the opening ceremony, along with the president of the Swiss “FIFA” Gianni Infantino, who is present extensively recently in Doha.
The Arab Cup returns with its new dress after an absence of nine years, with sixteen Qatari teams hosting six of the eight World Cup stadiums.
For the first time, the Arab Cup will be held under the umbrella of the International Federation “FIFA”, in finals that will serve as a mini-rehearsal for the World Cup, which will be hosted by the small, gas-rich Gulf state at the end of 2022 for the first time in the Middle East and the Arab world.
In addition to “Al-Bayt”, the matches will be held at “Ahmed Bin Ali”, “Al Janoub”, “Al Thumama”, “Educational City” and “974” stadiums, up to the final scheduled for December 18, coinciding with the National Day of the State of Qatar, in the stadium. The “house” itself.