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Posted On: 13 November 2019 11:48 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:05 pm

[BREAKING] Saudi, UAE and Bahrain confirm attendance at 24th Arabian Gulf Cup in Qatar

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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In official announcements, Bahrain UAE & Saudi football associations have confirmed that they have been invited and will partake in the tournament, reported Bein Sports.

This now means that all eight nations have been confirmed for the Gulf tournament which means that Saudi Arabia UAE & Bahrain will join Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, and hosts Qatar at the tournament. This came in a statement published on the official websites and Twitter handle of the federations.

The event will take place from November 26 to December 8 at the Khalifa International Stadium, a 40,000 capacity air-conditioned venue in Doha. This is the fourth time Qatar is hosting the regional event.

Latest updates about the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup

The 24th Arabian Gulf Cup was scheduled to happen from November 24 to December 6, however, Qatar Football Association (QFA) announced today at a press conference held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel that tournament to be launched during the period from 26 November to 8 December 2019. Here are more updates from today's press conference:

  • In the next few hours a new schedule for the tournament will be released.
  • A new draw to take place tomorrow (Nov 14)
  • New dates for the tournament are 26 Nov - 8 Dec 2019
  • Additional stadiums to be identified after the new draw
  • New changes for tickets to be announced tomorrow

In another update, ticket sales have been suspended as of now to facilitate the participation of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain in the tournament. There will be a new draw tomorrow at 5:30 pm at the Grand Hyatt Doha, after which sales will resume. People who have already bought tickets will be able to have new tickets issued by Souq Waqif, Katara, Mall of Qatar, Villaggio Mall and Doha Festival City without paying anything extra. Those that have bought e-tickets will have their amounts returned to them in their banking accounts within 10 working days.