Doha, Qatar – Al Sadd beat Al Arabi 2-1 to lift the Amir Cup trophy on Friday, with the final being held at Al Rayan Stadium, the fourth Qatar 2022 World Cup venue to be inaugurated.
A small socially distanced crowd witnessed the former Asian Champions League winners lift the coveted trophy on Qatar National Day in the presence of Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
December 18 also marks two years until the Qatar 2022 final.
Bagdad Boundjah scored both goals for Al Sadd, coached by former Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez, with Iceland’s midfielder Aron Gunnarsson on the scoresheet for Al Arabi.
The World Cup will kick off in Qatar on November 21 with the final to be played at the 80,000 capacity yet-to-be-completed Lusail Stadium on December 18.