Qatar football league system

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Qatar's football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for association football clubs in Qatar and consists of two divisions which are overseen by the Qatar Football Association (QFA). The Qatar Stars League, previously known as the Q-League, is the top division and currently features 14 teams, whereas the 2nd division features a total of 18 teams, four of which are clubs and fourteen of which are reserve teams.[1] Two clubs are promoted and relegated at the end of each season.[2]

There are currently 4 official amateur football leagues in Qatar. Three amateur leagues are under the jurisdiction of the Qatar International Amateur Football League (QIAFL), and the fourth, known as the Qatar Amateur League (QAL) is recognized by the QFA. Inaugurated in November 2013,[3] the QAL has 14 teams, all of which were established through the country's government, political and social sectors.[4]

Level League
1 Qatar Stars League
14 clubs
relegate 2 teams
2 Qatargas League
4 clubs + 12 Reserve teams
promote 2 teams
Youth clubs in this league cannot get promoted as there cannot be a club with both its parent and youth club in the same division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qatargas, QFA launch third season of Qatargas League". Qatar Football Association. 20 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "QSL History". Qatar Stars League. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Qatar Amateur League". Qatar Stars League. Archived from the original on 4 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Amateur League kick-off on Nov 11". Doha Stadium Plus. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2015.