FIFA Arab Cup 2021 kicks off in Qatar

Qatar hosts 16 greatest groups from the Arab world, as matches kick off 12 months forward of the World Cup.

Qatar will host the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 from Tuesday, simply 12 months forward of the World Cup 2022 which would be the first to happen within the Middle East.

Tunisia takes on Mauritania within the event’s opening fixture with Iraq, essentially the most profitable crew within the competitors with 4 titles, locking horns with Oman within the second match.

Hosts Qatar will play Bahrain and the UAE will tackle Syria within the different matches on Tuesday.

Here is what that you must know concerning the event:

How many groups are participating?

A complete of 16 groups, divided into 4 teams, are participating within the event.

Group A: Qatar, Iraq, Oman, Bahrain
Group B: Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Mauritania
Group C: Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine
Group D: Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan

What is the event format?

Each crew performs three group matches with the highest two sides from every group progressing to the quarter-finals that may happen on December 10 and 11.

The 4 winners will meet within the semi-finals with the ultimate happening on December 18, Qatar’s nationwide day.

Which stadiums will host the matches?

The event will happen in six stadiums throughout the nation.

While 4 of these stadiums have already hosted matches, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium within the capital Doha and Al Bayt Stadium within the northern metropolis of Al Khor will likely be inaugurated on the opening day of the event.

Ras Abu Aboud Stadium was constructed utilizing transport containers, detachable seats and different modular ‘building blocks’ [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

Arab Cup trivia

The most respected Arab nationwide groups are Morocco ($239m), Algeria ($195m) and Tunisia ($36m) based on soccer web site Transfermarkt.

The most respected participant by commerce worth is Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, the 29-year-old who performs for Liverpool. He has a market worth of some $113m.

Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi (PSG) and Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) are price $79m and $47m respectively.

The common participant age is 27 years previous. Jordan’s Moataz Yaseen is the oldest participant at 39 and Morocco’s Sami Tlemcani is the youngest at 17.