Qatar Cup 2018
About The Qatar Cup
The Qatar Cup, formerly known as the Heir Apparent's Cup, is the traditional end-of-season tournament involving the top four sides in the QSL. The straight knockout competition involves two semifinal matches, with the winners progressing to the final.
The first tournament was held during the 1994-95 season as the Heir Apparent's Cup, a mark of respect to the rulers of the State of Qatar. Al Rayyan was crowned winners after defeating Al Arabi in the final. The tournament continued under the same guise until the 2013-14 season.
The tournament is managed under the guidance of the Qatar Stars League, and is seen as the traditional end-of-season tournament and an important opportunity to lift silverware for the sides of the QSL.
Teams for The Qatar Cup 2018
The top-four teams in the QNB Stars League will go head-to-head to claim this year's title. Al Gharafa, who finished fourth, will take on this season's champions Al Duhail, while runners-up Al Sadd will face third-placed Al Rayyan.
The Semi Finals
The first semifinal will take place on Saturday, 21st April, between Al Sadd and Al Rayyan. The game will kick off at 19:00. The second semifinal will be played the following day (22nd April) between Al Duhail and Al Gharafa, The kick-off is at 19:00.
The winners of each semifinal will progress to play in the final on 27th April, also at the Al Sadd Stadium. The game will kick off at 19:00.
Ticket Sales for the Qatar Cup
The ticket sales timing of Qatar Cup, featuring top four clubs in the QNB Stars League, has been confirmed. They are up for sale from 15th April from 16:00 to 20:00.
Sales start simultaneously at four venues — Qatar SC Stadium (Gate 5), Al Sadd Stadium (Gates 4 & 5), Al Gharafa Stadium (Gates 7 & 8) and Al Duhail Stadium (Gate 5).
|1||Qatar Sports Club||15th April, 2018||26th April, 2018||Gate 5 (16:00 to 20:00)|
|2||Al Sadd Sports Club||15th April, 2018||26th April, 2018||Gate 4&5 (16:00 to 20:00)|
|3||Al Gharafa Sports Club||15th April, 2018||26th April, 2018||Reception|
|4||Al Duhail Sports Club||15th April, 2018||26th April, 2018||Gate 5 (16:00 to 20:00)|
|5||Gulf Mall||23rd April, 2018||26th April, 2018||Next to Al Meera (16:00 to 21:00)|
A number of valuable prizes are up for grabs for fans at raffle draws during the Qatar Cup final between Al Sadd and Al Duhail on Friday, 27th April. The match will kick off at 19:00 at the Al Sadd Stadium...more details