Organised by Al Kass Sports Channels in collaboration with Aspire Zone Foundation (Aspire) and Qatar Football Association (QFA), the Al Kass International Cup 2017 will run from the 21to 31 January. The international football championship brings together some of the world’s top Under-17 teams to compete in the riveting annual tournament.
Celebrating its sixth year, the Al Kass International Cup aims to nurture a passion for football in Qatar and the region by offering up an 11-day action-packed competition that seeks to propel the country to the forefront of sporting excellence and leadership.
The Al Kass International Cup has established itself as a key international football event that supports Qatar’s vision and contributes to building on the foundations of a proud footballing nation leading up to the World Cup in 2022, and beyond. Furthermore, the world class tournament promotes a healthy and active lifestyle among youth through the game of football.
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 sports 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 boundless 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.