Qatar’s football family welcomes another Workers’ Cup

32 teams, 640 players for tournament’s sixth edition

The sixth edition of Workers’ Cup, the annual football tournament organised by the Qatar Stars League (QSL) and sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), will kick off at the Al Duhail Stadium on Friday, 2nd February, with hundreds of fans expected to turn out for the much-anticipated event to cheer on the participants from across Qatar.

This year’s tournament will see over 640 players compete in 32 teams representing various companies in Qatar, including 12 former and current contractors engaged on the 2022 FIFA World Cup projects and seven teams engaged with the SC’s flagship CSR programme, Generation Amazing.

Gulf Contracting Company (SC contractor) face off against Shapoorji Pallonji (Generation Amazing programme company) in the opening match. The tournament will continue for eight weeks before concluding with a showpiece final on Friday, 23rd March. General admission for the opening Workers’ Cup match is free and everyone is welcome to attend and cheer on the competing teams.

The 2018 Workers’ Cup draw was held at the Movenpick Al Aziziya Hotel on 24th January. The full list of fixtures can be found at from 1st February onwards.

SC Communications Director Fatma Al Nuaimi said of this year’s edition, “We’re as proud as ever to be supporting another edition of the Workers’ Cup and are all eagerly anticipating the kick-off of the first game. We hope the 2018 edition will be as effective as the previous tournaments have been at enhancing team spirit among workers and providing them with a platform to practise sport in a competitive and professional setting that encourages them to adopt healthy lifestyles.”

QSL’s Acting Executive Director of Marketing & Communications Hassan Rabia Al Kuwari said, “The growing popularity of the tournament confirms that it has a positive impact on the members of the local community. This is what makes me proud. We look forward to the new edition of the tournament which is a way to give all sport fans in the Qatari community the opportunity to play football, whether to keep themselves healthy, to meet new friends or to test their football skills."

Last year’s opening ceremony and match had attracted more than 5,000 fans to the Qatar Sports Club, while the final fixture of the tournament drew more than 10,000 fans representing the various participating companies.

The annual tournament aims to promote a culture of sport and healthy lifestyles in the community of migrant workers engaged in various projects across the State of Qatar, especially those related to the infrastructure of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.