The season-opening Sheikh Jassim Cup kicks off on Saturday.
The tournament will feature 16 teams - 12 from Premier and 4 from Second Division.
They have been divided into four groups with the top sides from each group making it to the semi-final.
The group matches will be staged at five venues: Qatar Sports Club, Al Ahli, Al Arabi, Al Wakra and Al Khor, while the final will be played at the Doha Stadium on September 4.
Having signed many new players, the teams generally consider the tournament as a preparatory event before the start of the Qatar Stars League.
The new player to watch this season will certainly be Juninho (Al Gharafa), who has scored over 100 goals for French side Lyon and has been selected 40 times to play for the Brazil national team.
Don't miss the final of the cup, traditionally played in Doha Stadium - the cutest stadium of Doha - which usually gets filled for this game which has provided much excitement over the years. You have probably never noticed the Doha Stadium - located right downtown Doha, near the Corniche - on Museum Street (accessible from Museum roundabout on the Corniche).
Go check it out for this first tournament of the season! :-)
Group A : Al Gharafa, Al Wakra, Al Sailiya, Markhiya
Group B: Al Sadd, Al Arabi, Al Kharaitiyat, Al Shahaniya
Group C : Al Rayyan, Umm Salal, Al Ahli, Al Mesaimeer
Group D : Qatar SC, Al Khor, Al Shamal, Muaither SC
Fixtures - all games start at 9pm
Saturday, August 22
Al Gharafa vs Al Wakra - Qatar SC Stadium
Al Sailiya vs Markhiya - Al Ahli Stadium
Al Sadd vs Al Kharaitiyat - Al Arabi Stadium
Al Arabi vs Al Shamal - Al Wakra Stadium
Sunday, August 23
Al Rayyan vs Al Ahli - Qatar SC Stadium
Umm Salal vs Al Mesaimeer - Al Wakra Stadium
Qatar SC vs Al Shamal - Al Arabi Stadium
Al Khor vs Muaither SC - Al Ahli Stadium
Tuesday, August 25
Al Wakra vs Al Sailiya - Al Ahli Stadium
Al Gharafa vs Markhiya - Al Arabi Stadium
Al Sadd vs Al Shahaniya - Qatar SC Stadium
Al Arabi vs Al Kharaitiyat - Al Wakra Stadium
Wednesday, August 26
Al Rayyan vs Al Mesaimeer - Al Ahli Stadium
Umm Salal vs Al Ahli - Al Wakra Stadium
Qatar SC vs Muaither SC - Al Arabi Stadium
Al Khor vs Al Shamal - Qatar SC Stadium
Friday, August 28
Al Gharafa vs Al Sailiya - Al Arabi Stadium
Al Wakra vs Markhiya - Al Ahli Stadium
Al Kharaitiyat vs Al Shahaniya - Al Wakra Stadium
Al Sadd vs Al Arabi - Qatar SC Stadium
Saturday, August 29
Al Ahli vs Al Mesaimeer - Al Wakra Stadium
Al Rayyan vs Umm Salal - Qatar SC Stadium
Al Shamal vs Muaither SC - Al Khor Stadium
Qatar SC vs Al Khor - Al Arabi Stadium
Tuesday, September 1
Al Arabi Stadium and Qatar SC Stadium
Friday, September 4
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