Maybe the fourth time will be the charm?
Football giant FC Barcelona is again scheduled to play in Qatar this year. This time, the Spanish team will face off against Al-Ahli Saudi FC in a friendly match on Dec. 13.
The game is scheduled to take place at Al Gharafa Stadium, and will be hosted by Qatar Airways and Qatar Sports Investment.
The national carrier first sponsored the Europe-based club in 2013, and the Al-Ahli club in 2014.
The five-year sponsorship deal between Qatar Airways and Barcelona ended earlier this year, but both signed on to extend the contract for one more season.
This the first time the Europe-based team will be playing in Qatar, after canceling previous matches in 2014, 2015 and in May of this year.
Ticket sales information should be shared soon.
The upcoming game is expected to draw large crowds of football fans, said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.
In statement, he added:
“Fans of both teams can travel to Doha for the match in December, or travel directly to the clubs’ home ground for matches, with more flight options making their journeys easier.”
December is going to be a fun month for sports fans.
A week or so after this match, Italian football giants Juventus and AC Milan will face off in Qatar on Dec. 23 for the 2016 Supercoppa TIM.
No information about this year’s venue or ticket sales for that game are available yet.