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Qatar Go Ahead With Gulf Cup Draw Without Boycotting States

Qatar Go Ahead With Gulf Cup Draw Without Boycotting States

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Representatives from the Gulf Arab states boycotting Qatar were absent during the draw for a Middle East soccer tournament in Doha and want to postpone the competition. However, the requests of the UAE and Bahrain to postpone the event was rejected by the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation (AGCFF). “The tournament is going ahead on time,” AGCFF General Secretary Jassim al-Rumaithi told reporters after the draw. The other participating teams in the tournament are Iraq, Oman, Yemen and Qatar. Kuwait, who have featured in past competitions, can play only if a suspension by FIFA is lifted in time. Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had not confirmed their participation and the tournament needs a minimum of five teams under the current format. Hamid al-Shaibani, chairman of the
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