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A new date for the Gulf Cup after the return of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain

2019-11-13T13:15:47.623Z

The Gulf Football Federation announced a slight amendment to the date of the Gulf Cup to be hosted by Qatar, hours after the announcement of the return of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to participate in the tournament.



The Gulf Football Federation announced a slight amendment to the date of the Gulf Cup to be hosted by Qatar, hours after the announcement of the return of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to participate in the tournament.

Al Ittihad officials said in a press conference on Wednesday in Doha that the tournament will start on November 26, instead of 24 of the same month, because of the Saudi club Al Hilal to play the second leg of the AFC Champions League.

The tournament will end on December 8, two days ahead of schedule.

The contract for the Gulf 24 tournament was completed after the Saudi, UAE and Bahrain federations announced their participation in the tournament.

Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq and Yemen have all confirmed their participation
Version, the draw was held in Doha about three weeks ago, to be held this
The version is a regular one-round system among the five teams.

With the three teams joining, the GCC decided to reconsider the tournament system by adopting the two-group system.

The new draw will be held on Thursday for the distribution of the eight teams in two groups, in the presence of representatives of participating associations.

It is expected to discuss the organizing committee to add another stadium to host the tournament games, in addition to the "Khalifa International Stadium", in light of the matches of the third round of the first round in both groups at the same time, with the division of teams participating in the tournament into two groups.

Source: aljazeera

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