Posted on January 18, 2017

The Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation (AGCFF) Emergency Committee held its first meeting yesterday, Tuesday 17th January, at the Qatar Football Association’s (QFA) headquarters in Al Bidda Tower.

The meeting was chaired by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of the QFA and the AGCFF, and was attended by Eng. Marwan Ahmad Bin Ghalita, President of the UAE Football Association and Vice President of the AGCFF, Dr. Hameed Al Sheibani, Chairman of Competitions Committee and member of the Emergency Committee, and Jassim Al Rumaihi, Secretary General of AGCFF. The meeting discussed the ratification of the AGCFF Statutes and regulations of the various committees. One of the key points discussed in the meeting was the proposed date of the upcoming 23rd Gulf Cup to be held during the period of 22nd December, 2017 until 5th January, 2018 in Qatar. The confirmed date of the competition will be announced at a later stage once the matter is discussed with AGCFF member associations.

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To ensure the success of the coming Gulf Cup and participation of all AGCFF member associations, it has been approved to grant Kuwait an extended deadline regarding its participation in the competition until the lifting of the suspension imposed by FIFA. The keenness of the AGCFF on the participation of the Kuwait national team in the competition stems from the major role that Kuwait has played in the sports scene in the region, and its direct positive impact on football development in the gulf. Kuwait is one of the strongest football nations in the region and has won the most gulf cup titles, and its presence enriches the level of competition amongst the teams in the gulf.