Technical meeting held ahead of play-off


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The Qatar Stars League Management (QSLM) convened a technical meeting on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s play-off between Al Kharaitiyat and Al Wakrah.

The play-off is between the 11th-placed team in the QNB Stars League and Second Division runners-up for a place in the top flight. The match will kick off at the Al Ahli Stadium at 18:15.

The meeting, held at the QSLM headquarters at Al Bidda Tower, was attended by representatives of the two teams and a representative of the referees. A number of matters related to the game’s organisation were discussed.

It was decided that Al Kharaitiyat will play in blue jersey and Al Wakrah in white shirt.

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If the tie ends in a draw after regular time, an extra time of 30 minutes (divided into two halves) will be allowed. If the deadlock still continues, it will be decided in tie-breaker.

Al Kharaitiyat were assured of the 11th spot following their 3-2 victory over Qatar SC in Week 21, while Al Wakrah finished second behind Al Shahania in the Second Division whose champions directly qualify for the QNB Stars League.

It may be recalled that Al Shahania got relegated to the Second Division last season after losing the play-off to Qatar SC by a lone goal.