From January 13 to 23 2014, Al Kass, together with Aspire Zone Foundation and Qatar Football Association, present Qatar’s third Al Kass International Cup. Featuring Under-16 youth teams from some of the world’s most famous and decorated clubs, the tournament represents the future of football by showcasing the stars of tomorrow. The Al Kass International Cup is an annual event that will contribute to building on the foundations of a proud footballing nation, up to the FIFA World Cup 2022 and beyond.
Qatar is investing in the future of football, and Doha is rapidly becoming one of the world’s leading sports capitals. The Al Kass International Cup has a key role to play in this exciting journey.
About Al Kass
The Al Kass network, which includes Al Kass, Al Kass +, Al Kass HD & Al Kass HD + is an Arabic language satellite sports channel located in Doha, Qatar, which broadcasts 24 hours a day. It covers international sport news and events with a special focus on football in Qatar and the GCC. Al Kass is the official broadcast channel of the Qatar Football Stars League (QSL), Qatar Stars Cup (QSC), The H.H. Emir Cup and the H.A.Soccer Cup, and was the host broadcaster of the 2011 AFC Asian Cup held in Qatar. In addition, the network covers other major regional and international sports events including the Gulf Cup and the AFC Champions League. Al Kass is one of the top-rated sports channels in Qatar and the GCC, and the fastest growing sports channel in the Middle East.
Culture and Heritage
Qatar’s culture and heritage has formed the bedrock of its modern society, and provided the foundation for the country’s bottomless hospitality, while its music and handicraft traditions are the inspiration of modern artists and artisans.
The government, encouraged by HH The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, has embarked upon a multifaceted approach to preserving the nation’s culture and heritage.
The bustle and vitality of age-old souqs has been recreated in Souq Waqif amidst buildings featuring traditional Qatari architecture. Here you will find handicrafts on display as well as traditional foods, fabrics and art.
Qatar Foundation (QF), chaired by HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, promotes cultural richness and preservation of the country’s heritage. Libraries, magnificent collections of Arabic writing, calligraphy and art are all being made available for research and public appreciation through QF, the Qatar Museums Authority, and the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage.