Qatar Football Association (QFA) and Qatar Stars League organized Wednesday a workshop at the Sheraton Hotel that included clubs from the star league and the second division to discuss some of the changes made for the new season and the new registration system.
Chairman of the Competitions Committee at QFA Hamad Al Mannai said that they will introduce a new system for H.H. the Amir Cup next year, which will begin in January with the qualifiers between the second division team. Four of them will compete with 12 from QNB Stars League in two groups of eight. There will also be a draw for both the quarter finals and semifinals. The matches will take place in March and April, with the semifinal and final taking place in May.
The association will release next week the fixture list for the new season, with the amendments related to Qatar's hosting of the FIFA Club World Cup in 2019 and 2020. The competition usually takes place from December 12 to 22.
Al Mannai said he views the changes to H.H. the Amir Cup format will add more excitement to the competition. On Qatar Cup, he said he could not confirm whether it will be played or not next season.
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