Posted on February 05, 2017

The Qatar Football Association (QFA) have held the draw of the QFA Amateur Cup 2016/2017 on Sunday, 5 February, 2017 in Al Bidda Tower, QFA’s headquarters. 

The draw results are as follows:

Group A: Copros United, Doha, Al-Waab, Al-Kabaan

Group B: Ezdan, Al-Qalayel, Al-Quds, Al-Bidaa

Group C: Madinat Khalifa, Al-Matar, EIS Pearl CFC, Al-Rifaa

Group D: Al-Udayd, Amwaj, Lusail, Al-Mamoura

The draw was conducted by Ibrahim Shaheen, Chairman of the Organising Committee, and members of the Organising Committee, Khalid Al Rumaihi and Yousef Al Suqairi. Organised by the QFA, the QFA Amateur Cup is a community competition aimed at bringing football teams from Qatar’s social, corporate and government sectors together in a tournament. This year’s first edition will feature the participation of 16 teams in total. First round of matches will see Copros United take on Al-Kabaan, Doha take on Al-Waab, Ezdan take on Al-Bidda and Al-Qalayel take on Al-Quds.

The cup will be composed of 16 teams who will be competing for the highly coveted prize. It will follow the traditional format of 16 teams split into 4 groups where they will play group stage matches, followed with the top two teams of each group qualifying for the knockout stage. The quarter-finals winners will get to play semifinals and the winners of the semis will get the privilege to play for the trophy during the final of the competition on 31 March. The tournament will kick off on 21 February, 2017 and run until 31 March, 2017. Group stage matches will be played every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 and 9pm, while quarter finals will be played on Tuesday 14 March, and semifinals on Wednesday 21 March. The final match will be played on Friday, 31 March.