Jassim bin Hamad Stadium
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Qatar national football team
The Jassim bin Hamad Stadium (Arabic: ملعب جاسم بن حمد) is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha, Qatar. It is currently used mostly for football matches and it also has facilities for athletics. The football team Al-Sadd plays there. The stadium, originally built in 1974, was rebuilt in 2004 for the Gulf Cup and currently has a capacity of 12,946 people. The stadium is also used as the home stadium of the Qatar national football team. The stadium was named after the former Minister of Education Jassim bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani, who had provided the permission for the club’s founding in 1969.
Aside from the main field, the stadium area also accommodates an administration office, a cafe, a mosque, workers' quarters, an athletics track, training fields, a swimming pool and a multi-sports hall. The multi-sports hall has a capacity of 1,000 people, and is used for local tournaments in basketball, volleyball, handball and other sports and events.
Important tournaments held in the stadium
- The Gulf Cup of Nations
The Gulf Cup of Nations final match was played on this stadium when Qatar defeated Oman on penalties and won the title, the final ceremony was held there.
The final of the football tournament of the Games was held there when Qatar defeated Iraq by one goal and won the title.
As this is Al Sadd's home stadium they play their home league matches there and in the 2009–2010 season it was shared with the other Qatari side Al Ahli. And when ever Al Sadd scores a goal a sound of a wolf howling comes out of the stadium's speakers because the clubs nick or mascot is the wolf.
The Qatari football team plays its important matches there such as the World Cup qualifiers matches there.
- Qatar Heir Apparent's Cup
All the matches of this cup are played on the same stadium because this cup is only made up of two semi-finals and a final match.
- Qatar's Emir Cup
The semi-final matches are played on these stadiums while the quarter final matches and round of sixteen matches are played in the Grand Hamad Stadium and the final match is played in the Khalifa Stadium.
The Stadium hosted the 2014 Supercoppa Italiana in a match involving Juventus (Serie A champions) and Napoli (Coppa Italia champions). The Stadium hosted the 2016 Supercoppa Italiana in a match involving Juventus (Serie A champions) and Milan (Coppa Italia Vice-champions).
- Qatar and Iran in goalless draw, gulf-times.com, 11 January 2008, archived from the original on 7 June 2011, retrieved 25 August 2008
- "QOC Venue Booklet" (PDF). Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). 24 March 2015. p. 31. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
- "QOC Venue Booklet" (PDF). Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC). 24 March 2015. p. 32. Retrieved 28 January 2019.