Two-time defending champions Al Rayyan suffer a shock defeat at the hands of Oman’s Al Salam in a crucial match as the Gulf title slips from their hands.
BAHRAINI clubs have always dominated the GCC Championship and Dar Kulaib became the latest from that country to join the honours’ list.
The Qatar Volleyball Association last Sunday struck a four-year deal with leading sports equipment maker Mikasa.
AL RAYYAN’S defeat at the hands of Oman’s Al Salam in their last round-robin match at the GCC Clubs Championship was surely a morale-sapping one, but they still had plenty of positives to take.
WHILE Al Rayyan have no need to press the panic button, that is not the case with Qatar’s Al Arabi, who finished a dismal fifth at the GCC Clubs Championship.
Serbian spiker Dusan Petkovic is expected to play a key role as Al Rayyan target title defence at the ongoing GCC Clubs Championship.
AL RAYYAN received a big morale booster as libero Suleiman Saeed recovered from a nagging knee injury and was fit to resume duties.
QATAR has joined the race to host the Under-19 World Championship in 2019.
QATAR have been drawn along with hosts Indonesia, Kazakhstan and a play-off qualifier in Pool A of the Asian Men’s Championship to be held at Surabaya, Indonesia, from July 24 to August 1.
THE top five teams in Qatar League — Police, El Jaish, Al Rayyan, Al Arabi and Shamal — have been given direct entries into the main draw of Emir’s Cup, to be held from April 11 to 22.
QATAR’S powerhouses Al Rayyan and Al Arabi will renew their rivalry at the 36th GCC Clubs Championship, which begins at the Ali bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena on Wednesday.
QATAR’S El Jaish fought hard before going down 25-27, 28-26, 25-21, 21-25, 13-15 to Bahrain’s Al Ahli in the final of 35th Arab Clubs Volleyball Championship in Manama on Tuesday.
Police prove a force to be reckoned with as they finally shake off their chokers tag, winning the Qatar League title.