The official draw for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 was at Katara Opera House in Doha, Qatar tonight.
The draw was in the presence of Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal, president of the Arab Football Association; FIFA President Gianni Infantino; Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al-Thani, president of Qatar Olympic Committee; as well as Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al-Thani, president of the Qatari Association.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation Yasser Al-Mis’hal also heads the Saudi delegation to the draw.
The delegation includes Secretary General of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation Ibrahim Al-Qassem, Director of the First National Saudi Team Hussein Al-Sadiq, as well as Technical Director Herve Renard.
As many as 23 Arab teams will also participate in the tournament, which is the 10th edition of the Arab Cup. The matches will take place from Dec. 1 to 18, 2021, at six of the 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar.
The teams have been drawn into four groups of four, as follows:
Group 1: Qatar, Iraq, (Oman or Somalia), (Bahrain or Kuwait); G2: Tunisia, UAE, Syria, (Mauritania or Yemen); Group 3: Morocco, Saudi Arabia, (Jordan or South Sudan), (Palestine or Comoros); as well as Group 4: Algeria, Egypt, (Lebanon or Djibouti), (Libya or Sudan).