Qatar League champions El Jaish take on Al Rayyan in the first match of the Qatar Cup at Qatar Handball Association (QHA) Hall on Wednesday.
Runners-up El Quiyada take on GCC Clubs champions Al Gharafa in the other semifinal tie.
The winners will meet in the final on April 22.
Jaish had defeated Lekhwiya 27-23 in last year’s final at the same venue.
In fact, they are two-time defending champions having defeated Rayyan in 2015 final as well and will be eyeing a hat-trick.
Meanwhile, the qualification rounds of season-ending Emir’s Cup began last Monday. The final will be played at the QHA Hall on April 30.