beIN SPORTS to Proudly Broadcast the 2020 Amir Cup Final and the Inauguration of Al Rayyan Stadium on Qatar National Day
Special Coverage Marking the 2 years to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final
beIN MEDIA GROUP, the global sports and entertainment broadcaster and its flagship sports channel beIN SPORTS is set to host an exciting line up of milestones, matches and exclusive documentaries on its English and Arabic channels across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – with the 2020 Amir of Qatar Cup final, the opening of the state-of-the-art Al Rayyan stadium and the AFC Champions league final all scheduled on the global sports channel.
Following a busy period of sports action in the English Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, beIN SPORTS will continue its world class coverage of the best sports competitions with the 2020 Amir Cup final and the AFC Champions League final – all set to be hosted in the remarkable city of Doha, the home of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
beIN SPORTS premium Arabic channel beIN SPORTS HD1 will dedicate the 18th of December to show highlights of previous FIFA World Cup finals and documentaries on the road to Qatar 2022. A special program “The World is Our Stadium” will also be broadcast – dedicated to the unveiling of the 4th 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium. beIN SPORTS’ News channel will also broadcast the latest news and stories from the Al Rayyan Stadium as well as latest news and reactions from across the country.
Exclusive interviews will also be broadcast on the global sports channel with former players and legends such as Al Rayyan and Qatar national team goalkeeper Younis Ahmad and former Al Rayyan, Al Gharrafa and ex FC Barcelona player Sonny Anderson, among others.
The Amir of Qatar Cup final
The 48th edition of the Amir of Qatar Cup will see two Qatari heavyweights Al Arabi and Al Sadd go head-to-head for a chance to win the coveted trophy – as well as a chance to qualify for the 2021 AFC Champions League.
Previously postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Amir of Qatar Cup final will take place this Friday 18 December at 19:00 Mecca Time (GMT +3) live on beIN SPORTS HD11 for English and beIN SPORTS HD1 for Arabic – with the Arabic studio starting at 17:30 Mecca Time featuring beIN analysts Mohammad Aboutrika and Mubarak Mustafa.
Scheduled on Qatar’s National Day, the 2020 Amir Cup final will also welcome around 20,000 fans who will all practice social distancing while watching the game. Fans in the stadium and on beIN SPORTS will also get to witness the opening of the state of the art ‘Al Rayyan Stadium’ for the first time and celebrate ‘2 years to go until the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ final.
The proud occasion will also see beIN SPORTS exclusively broadcast the spectacle in MENA, USA, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia.
beIN SPORTS’ coverage will also include never seen before footage of ‘Al Rayyan Stadium’ accessible to all viewers with back-to-back content including historic matches, documentaries and stories behind Qatar’s proud history of hosting world class events.
The 2020 AFC Champions League final
The long-awaited AFC Champions League final will also be broadcast live and exclusively on beIN SPORTS on Saturday 19 December at 17:00 Mecca Time (GMT +3).
The AFC Champions League final will be played at another state-of-the-art FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadium, the ‘Al Janoub Stadium’ in the Qatari city of Al Wakrah.
A host of beIN talents and experts will cover the exciting match as the two best Asian clubs go head-to-head for the coveted trophy.
Due to the success of the Western Conference matches in the AFC Champions League, Qatar was also asked and was chosen to host the Eastern Conference matches thanks to the expertise, dedication and extreme safety measures taken by the host country – as Qatar proves once again that it has all the elements to produce unforgettable moments in the world of sport.
Qatar: A legacy in the making
Qatar’s success in hosting truly remarkable sporting events has become a trend for the world to witness – with unforgettable tournaments including the 1988 AFC Asian Cup, 2005 FIBA Asia Championship, 2006 Asian Games, 2011 AFC Asian Cup, 2019 World Athletics Championships, 2019 FIFA Club World Cup, the 2020 AFC Champions league East and West Group stages, and the upcoming 2021 FIFA Club World Cup and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The country’s ambition does not stop here – as Qatar has also bid to host the upcoming 2027 AFC Asian Cup. With its world class facilities, infrastructure and expertise, Qatar is certainly achieving greatness and beIN MEDIA GROUP is proud to be part of that journey.
Commenting on hosting the Amir Cup of Qatar final and the AFC Champions League final, Acting Director of Programs at beIN MENA Duncan Walkinshaw said: “We are extremely proud to be hosting two hugely important finals taking place in Qatar on the same weekend. Our coverage of the Amir Cup final and the AFC Champions League final, along with all the other top European football leagues and tournaments truly showcases the premium global content we provide our viewers and subscribers across the region. Covering this year’s Amir Cup final will also be a proud moment for all of us as we celebrate Qatar National Day, the opening of Al Rayyan Stadium, the 4th magnificent FIFA World Cup stadium to be completed and the 2-year countdown to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ final.
beIN SPORTS’ official social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook will also post exclusive content of the opening of Al Rayyan Stadium, the Amir Cup final and the AFC Champions League final. beIN SPORTS’ official YouTube account will also run live content, so viewers have access on any handheld device. Follow @beINSPORTS on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more.
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