Clubs begin preparations for QSL Cup
All 12 QNB Stars League clubs are gearing up for the QSL Cup, which will kick off on Friday, 7th September. The remaining three first-round matches will be played the next day.
While some clubs are preparing with their full squad, others are deprived of it as their overseas professional players are on international duty.
Some of the Qatari players are also away to do duty for the national team for its forthcoming friendlies against China and Palestine.
Al Arabi and Al Rayyan resumed their training sessions on Monday evening with full squads.
The Round 1 fixtures on Friday are Al Duhail vs Al Kharaitiyat (18:10) at Al Duhail Stadium, UMM Salal vs Al Arabi (18:10) and Al Gharafa vs Qatar SC (20:20), both at Qatar SC Stadium.
On Saturday, it will be Al Sadd vs Al Shahania (18:10) at Qatar SC Stadium, Al Rayyan vs Al Ahli (18:10) at Al Gharafa Stadium and Al Sailiya vs Al Khor (20:20) at Al Duhail Stadium.