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8th WAFF Men Championship

Participating Teams

Group A
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Palestine
Group B
  • Oman
  • Iraq
  • Bahrain
Group C
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon

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Hosting Country

In recent years, Qatar has seen a dramatic yet deliberate rise in hosting sports events, starting with competitions at grassroots levels and going up to the international level.

Thanks to its world-class infrastructure and extensive support from the government, Qatar has managed to produce and maintain competitive teams in football and other beats.

The transformation in generating interest in sports has come due to the vision of Father Emir H H Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani who has laid out a solid foundation for generations to follow.

Qatar ruling elite has laid great emphasis on the importance of playing sport as a pastime or as a profession.

Initially Qatar launched the Youth And Sports Authority (YASA) which paved way for the setting up of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC).

The sports sector in Qatar is second to none in the world. The QOC consistently engages the youth and the senior citizens to adopt a healthy style of living by playing sport.

To drive home the point, QOC has sanctioned the existence of 29 sports federations. There are 14 sports clubs who have state-of-the-art facilities for public and official use.

Qatar's invests millions of dollars into the sports industry every year, hosting some of the high profile events in football, motor sport, tennis, basketball, volleyball and cycling among others.