Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup 2021 draw on 27 April

Doha-The draw for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021, organized by FIFA in partnership with Qatar, will be held Tuesday, in Doha. The tournament will be staged from December 1 to 18, 2021, with participation of 23 teams officially invited by FIFA to participate in the event.

The draw ceremony will be held at the Opera House in the Cultural Village (Katara), with a limited presence in line with the precautionary measures to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, and with the presence of a number of federations heads and representatives of the technical and administrative bodies of the teams participating in the tournament, who began arriving in Doha since Sunday.

The FIFA Arab Cup is seen as a vital opportunity to test operations and facilities exactly a year before Qatar hosts the first FIFA World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world.

The finals of both events are set to take place on 18 December – Qatar’s National Day.

Matches will take place at six Qatar 2022 tournament venues, some of which have hosted top-level football in recent months, while others are in the final stages of construction.

The 23 nations participating in the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 are Qatar (host nation), Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee