Keen contests on cards in QNB Stars League Week 11


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Keen contests are on cards in Week 11 of the 2019-20 QNB Stars League, scheduled for Sunday, 22nd December, and Monday, 23rd December, with three matches on each day.

The 12-team tournament is resuming after a long break during which Rounds 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Ooredoo Cup, 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup joint qualifiers and 24th Arabian Gulf Cup were held.

And the ongoing 2019 FIFA Club World Cup will conclude on 21st December.

The fixtures are Umm Salal vs Al Sailiya (17:10, Qatar SC Stadium), Qatar SC vs Al Arabi (19:20, Qatar SC Stadium) and Al Rayyan vs Al Wakrah (19:20) at Al Gharafa Stadium on Sunday, Al Shahania vs Al Khor (17:10, Al Ahli Stadium), Al Ahli vs Al Duhail (19:20, Al Ahli Stadium) and Al Gharafa vs Al Sadd (19:20, Al Gharafa Stadium) on Monday.

Umm Salal and Al Sailiya will open the week’s action by facing against each other.

Umm Salal are placed 11 with only five points and need to pull up their socks to move away from the danger zone.

Al Sailiya, sixth with 14 points, will look for a victory in their bid to be in the top four.

Qatar SC, placed ninth with 12 points, will look to notch up their fourth win on the trot when they host Al Arabi, fifth with 14 points.

Title contenders Al Rayyan, currently second with 22 points, are sure to play for a victory against Al Wakrah, eighth with 12 points.

Bottom-placed Al Shahania (four points) are up against Al Khor (10th with five points) in Monday’s early kick-off.

Al Ahli, positioned seventh with 13 points, will have a tough task on hand as they run into leaders Al Duhail, who have 26 points.

Third-placed Al Gharafa (20 points) take on Al Sadd, fourth with 15 points, in the week’s other fixture.