DOHA: Second Division winners Al Wakrah, who also gained promotion to the next season’s QNB Stars League, will face Al Khor in the first of the preliminary matches of 47th Amir Cup following the draw ceremony at the Kempinski Hotel on Monday.
Umm Salal, who finished ninth in QSL, will face Al Shamal while Al Kharaitiyat will hope to do well when the relegated side take on Mesaimeer SC in another qualification match.
Amir Cup is the most prestigious domestic competition which brings down the curtains on the football season.
The tournament also offers a chance to the lower division teams to test their mettle against the big guns.
Al Ahli, Al Arabi, Al Shahaniya and Al Gharafa, who ended their QSL campaign on fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth place in the league respectively, will meet the winners from the previous round.
Meanwhile, the winner from the Round 3 matches will progress to the next where they will face the top-four sides including 2018-19 QSL champions Al Sadd, reigning champions Al Duhail, Al Sailiya and Al Rayyan.
The final is on May 16.