Posted on March 30, 2016

The Emir Cup 2016 draw ceremony took place on Wednesday, 30th March in Four Seasons Hotel Doha to announce the results and fixtures for this year’s edition.

The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of Qatar Football Association (QFA), Saoud Al Mohannadi, Vice President of QFA, Mansoor Al Ansari, General Secretary of QFA, QFA Board Members, QFA’s partners officials of the 18 participating clubs, and members of the media. The draw ceremony is the first of many events taking place to celebrate the most prestigious tournament of the year, the Emir Cup. A spectacular ceremony was organised this year to commemorate the 44th edition of the tournament.

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The Emir Cup consists of a total of six rounds and will take place as follows: Round 1 on 18 April, Round 2 on 23 April, Round 3 on 28 April, Round 4 on 8 May, Round 5 on 13 May (Semi-finals), and Round 6 (Final) on 20 May.

Commenting on the occasion, Mansoor Al Ansari, General Secretary of QFA said: “The Emir Cup is the most prominent championship in Qatar and is also the closing championship of the football season. The draw fixtures reveal that fans this year will witness strong confrontations between the top Qatari teams, setting up what is sure to be another exciting season of football. We wish all the teams the best of luck as we inaugurate a new edition of the championship.” Al Ansari He added: “We would like to thank all our partners that help in contributing to the success of the championship. QFA is delighted for the longstanding relationship it has built with its’ partners to stage a more unique Emir Cup, year after year.”

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This year, the championship which will be held from 18 April to 20 May will take place across three stadiums: Al Arabi Sports Club, Qatar Sports Club, and Al Sadd Sports Club. The partners of this year’s Emir Cup include:

  • Shell - Lead Partner
  • Sony/51 east - Official Partner
  • Nike - Official Supplier
  • QNB - Strategic Partner
  • Ooredoo - Official Telecommunication Sponsor
  • AAB Toyota - Official Car
  • Al Kass - Official Broadcast Partner
  • The Look Company - Branding Partner
  • Aamal - Sponsor
  • Qatar Airways - Official Exclusive Carrier