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Al Duhail SC to take on Al Rayyan in Sheikh Jassim Cup on August 1

Doha: Treble winners Al Duhail SC will take on Emir Cup runners up Al Rayyan in the Sheikh Jassim Cup on August 1 to kick off the new football season, the Qatar Football Association (QFA) announced.

Traditionally, the one-off match pits the QNB Stars League champions against Emir Cup winners, but since Duhail won both, Rayyan, who lost to them in the final of the Emir Cup got a chance to meet them again.

Duhail lost to Al Sadd in the last edition of the Sheikh Jassim Cup, but since then has been in unstoppable form throughout the season.

Djamel Belmadi’s side lost their influential captain in the final QSL game but that did not in any way hinder their progress as they went on to win the Qatar Cup and Emir Cup as well as qualify for the AFC Champions League quarterfinal with an all-win record.

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