Qatar Airways brings together two renowned football teams for Doha's Match of Champions
“Qatar Airways believes in sport as a source of inspiration and a symbol of international unity, as teams and their supporters come together from around the world to celebrate the determination and spirit that is required to win,” Qatar Airways Group CEO Al Baker said. “We are exceptionally proud to not only support two iconic teams through our sponsorship of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi FC, but to bring these two beloved teams together for what we are sure will be a phenomenal match -- a Match of Champions, no less -- with the worthy winner able to lay claim to the Qatar Airways Cup.”
Both teams are sponsored by Qatar Airways. The friendly match was played in Al Gharafa Stadium on Tuesday and won by FC Barcelona.
“The enormity of this match is a testament to Qatar’s growing standing as the home of international football in the GCC, where the world’s greatest players are converging to bring world-class competitions to the region,” Vice President of the Organizing Committee Hassan Al Thawadi said. “It is also a significant marker in our journey towards 2022 when we will proudly host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”