QATAR AIRWAYS UNITES FC BARCELONA AND AL-AHLI SAUDI FC FOR QATAR AIRWAYS CUP
Fans from around the world will converge in Doha tomorrow, when Qatar Airways brings together superstar football teams FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi FC to compete in the first ever Match of Champions, to win the Qatar Airways Cup. As the national carrier of the State of Qatar, Qatar Airways is proud to bring this mammoth match to Doha, the GCC’s ‘home of international football’.
The football giants, both sponsored by Qatar Airways, will play a friendly match in Al Gharafa Stadium on Tuesday, 13 December, 2016.
During a pre-match press conference, hosted by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker and Vice President of the Organising Committee, His Excellency Mr. Hassan Al Thawadi, the stunning design of the Qatar Airways Cup trophy was revealed for the first time. Designed by a team from Qatar Airways, taking inspiration from the modern aircraft they fly, the Cup was handmade in Doha, cast in 18 carat gold. It is designed to reflect the global unity that sport inspires, and signifies the reward for teamwork, effort and determination.