DOHA: The Qatar Stars League (QSL) celebrated the launch of the 2022-2023 football season on Tuesday with the participation of several top-tier club football officials and officials.
During the ceremony, the “Al Rihla (The Journey)” ball was unveiled, the official ball for QSL tournaments, including the QNB Stars League for the 2022-2023 season, which is considered to be one of the first leagues to use the new balloon. for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Adidas has already unveiled the official ball for the 2022 World Cup, which is the 14th consecutive ball the company has produced for the World Cup.
The conference focused on the most important preparations for the 2022-2023 season, where several initiatives and plans for the extraordinary season were put forward, the most important of which was the use of the World Cup stadiums of FIFA, Qatar 2022 at the start of the league championship.
Several initiatives were also discussed, including the announcement of the new form of the official application of the institution after the inclusion of a number of updates to keep pace with the latest modern technological developments in the field of digital media.
QSL’s Executive Director of Marketing, Sales and Communications Hassan Rabiah Al Kuwari said: “An action plan has been developed since the end of last season in preparation for the new season, in cooperation with all partners. , stakeholders and club companies, and we thank everyone for their appreciated efforts and continued cooperation with us, and we wish a special and excellent season to all teams, and we invite everyone to enjoy the stadiums of the World Cup which will host several matches at the start of the season and this is an opportunity before the 2022 World Cup.”
Al Kuwari added: “All preparations have been completed for the start of the new 2022-2023 season. We are heading towards an exceptional season due to the hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.”
For his part, the director of the QSL competitions department Ahmed Salman Al Adsani confirmed that a meeting had been held with the clubs and that all arrangements and preparations for the start of the season had been completed, stressing that the competitions department competitions, in cooperation with the club companies, will follow the various developments and events of this exceptional season.
“When developing the schedule for the new season, we made sure to take into account the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, as well as the requirements of the national team, and tried as much as possible to maintain clubs in constant events,” he said. added.
He continued, “the season starts on August 1 and lasts until September 14, and this period includes the first 7 rounds of the league championship, after which there is a stoppage, and then the Ooredoo Cup competitions will start on August 19 and will last until October 15.
The representative of the Department of Facilities in the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Khalifah Al Mana, said that full coordination has been established with the foundation regarding the holding of a number of matches of the first rounds of the league at World Cup stadiums, as part of our plans to retest operating procedures for these stadiums and in preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Captain Saeed Juma Al Hitmi of the Stadium Security Section of the Institutional Security Department and Ministry of Interior authorities confirmed that preparations are in full swing and coordination is underway with the Qatar Stars League Foundation, and praised the great and permanent cooperation to make the football season a success and confirmed their readiness after having held many meetings during the last stage to coordinate positions and organize the new season.
He added: “It was agreed to continue the ‘You matter’ initiative in the stadiums also for the new season, and many meetings took place during the last stage to coordinate positions and arrangements for the season.
He concluded his remarks: “The new season will be special as it coincides with the launch of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, there is great cooperation with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and there There are many messages being worked on in cooperation with the foundation, and all preparations have been completed for the start of the new season 2022 – 2023.
“We are heading into an exceptional season due to the organization of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the Qatar Stars League Foundation is still working at the highest level and there is coordination to secure the fans and the work is in full swing, and our permanent message is “Sports safety is everyone’s responsibility.”
Al Sadd won the QNB Stars League title in the 2021-2022 season for the 16th time in its history with 62 points, Al Duhail came second with 47 points, Al Wakrah finished third with 37 points, Al Arabi is came in fourth with 36 points, Al Gharafa finished the season fifth with 30 points, and Umm Salal ranked sixth with 25 points.
Al Sadd holds the Qatari championship record with 16 titles, followed by Al Rayyan with eight titles.