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Workers Cup to Launch Friday in 4th Edition


0093 Sports/ Qatar

Doha, March 14 (QNA) – The fourth edition of the Workers Cup will kick off at Qatar Sports Club on Friday under the organization of Qatar Stars League (QSL) and the sponsorship of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC).
The seven-week tournament, in which 24 teams participate, aims to demonstrate the power of football by uniting Qatar’s football community and offering an opportunity for workers involved in building the 2022 FIFA World Cup infrastructure a chance to take part in a high-profile event.
“The Workers Cup is fast becoming a highlight of the Qatari sporting calendar and we’re delighted that this year’s tournament has been expanded from 16 to 24 teams,” QSL Executive Director of Competitions Ahmed Al-Arami said. “The energy and passion shown by the players over the last three years has been remarkable. They clearly love taking part and being involved in the football community.”
“Football is for everyone – it has the power to unite and inspire. This tournament forms an important part of our mandate to continually build Qatar’s football culture, and we are proud to host it. It’s essential we give something back to our community, especially to those who are playing a pivotal role in developing our country’s infrastructure.”
Seven teams involved in the tournament are SC contractors G4S, Aamal, Al Asmakh Facilities Management, BOTC Qatar, Galfar Al Misnad Qatar, Midmac Contracting and Nakheel Landscapes.
For his part, SC Manager of Community Events Khalid Al Jumaily stressed SC’s commitment to supporting the Workers Cup, a tournament, he said, that promotes the unity and power of football.
“It’s important we support the people who are helping us deliver the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Many of the players involved in the Workers Cup are the ones building the stadiums and infrastructure which the whole world will see in 2022. We are committed to ensuring their health, safety, well-being and dignity, while encouraging their competitive spirit in the best possible way.”
Defending champions Midmac Contracting will be the team to beat this year after they defeated Outlook Trading on penalties in last year’s final at Gharafa Stadium. (QNA)

QNA 2142 GMT 2016/03/14