The Qatar Cup, The Glorious Cup, attracts much attention because of its unique history and intense competition between the top-four teams in each season.
Throughout its history, the competition has played a prominent role in the development of professional football in Qatar with its high technical levels. It also helps the clubs in domestic and overseas tournaments.
The Qatar Cup is a continuation of the Golden Cup, organized for the first time in the 1994-95 season. The name was changed to Heir Apparent’s Cup in its second edition in 1995-96.
The 2013-14 season saw the competition being rebranded as Qatar Cup to represent the great State of Qatar and its people.
The annual tournament continues to receive wide media coverage and draws the attention of sponsors and supporting companies.
- The top-four teams in the QNB Stars League qualify for the Qatar Cup.
- A straight knockout competition features two semifinal matches between the first and fourth-placed teams and second and third-placed teams.
- The winners of each semifinal progresses to the final fixture.