Amir Cup final; the win helped end Arabi’s 30-year-old wait for the Amir Cup title
13 May 2023News
The 51st Amir Cup final game between Al Sadd and Al Arabi took place at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on Friday, May 12. The Amir, HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, was present during the game.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, HE Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, FIFA President Gianni Infantino as well as other leaders of Arab and international sports associations, several members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the State of Qatar, and football fans also attended the final.
Al Arabi defeated Al Sadd by a score of 3-0. At a jam-packed Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Al Arabi's Syrian striker Omar Al Somah scored twice to help his club defeat Al Sadd 3-0 in the Amir Cup final. The triumph made it possible for Arabi to win the Amir Cup after a 30-year wait. In the first half, the Dream Team held off a fierce challenge from Sadd before Al Somah's offensive brilliance enabled them to win the coveted championship for the ninth time — their first since the victory in 1992–1993.
Even though Sadd had the upper hand for the opening hour of play, an Al Somah header gave Arabi a startling advantage in the 62nd minute. After replacement Hamid Ismaeil had increased the advantage for Al Arabi in the 90th minute, he then put them over the top with a goal in the eighth minute of stoppage time.
Arabi, who had been reliable all season, had a spectacular conclusion to the campaign. They had previously placed second in the Qatar Stars League, behind Al Duhail.
After the game, HH the Amir gave the Al Arabi team the trophy and the gold medals while giving the Al Sadd team the silver medals.