19 May 2017
Emir of State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani inaugurated this evening Khalifa International Stadium and dedicated to every Qatari and Arab citizen as ready to host World Cup 2022.
The Emir performed ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Roch Marc Christian Kabore, President of Burkina Faso, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani, Deputy Emir of State of Qatar, Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Personal Representative of the Emir, Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA, Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, President of the Asian Football Confederation, Prince Turki bin Khalid Al Saud, President of the Union of Arab Football Associations, Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, President of Qatar Olympic Committee, Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khulaifi, Speaker of the Advisory Council, State of Qatar and Mohammed bin Mubaran, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports.
A number of head of Arab and international sports federations, members of the press and large number of football sports fans attended the glittering inauguration ceremony followed by final match of 2017 Emir Cup between AlSadd Club and AlRayan Club.
AlSadd Club won the championship by 2-1.
Emir of State of Qatar awarded the cup and gold medals to Al Sadd club, and the Silver medals to Al Rayyan club.