Coincidence with other important sporting events means date moved to guarantee the highest possible attendance
Qatar Airways, the host and sponsor of the friendly match between FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi FC, which was scheduled to be played on May 24 in Doha, has opted to postpone the game.
That same week, the country is also hosting the prestigious Emir Cup Final on May 20, while Barça’s opponents Al-Ahli will be playing in the King Cup on May 27.
In addition, there are Asian Champions League round of 16 matches being played that week, in which two Qatari, one Saudi and two teams from the UAE are involved.
The coincidence of the match with these major sporting events in the region means that it will now be postponed to a later date (to be announced shortly) in order to encourage the best possible attendance.