Doha, Qatar: In recognition of the transformative potential of football for development and its capacity to drive social change beyond the playing field, the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023 Local Organising Committee (LOC) has made a significant decision. They have opted to contribute the revenue generated from tournament ticket sales to support critical relief initiatives in Palestine.
Chairman of the Asian Cup Qatar 2023 Local Organizing Committee, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, underscores the importance of using football as a platform to express solidarity with the people of Palestine. "Given the recent events in Palestine, it is imperative that we extend all necessary aid to support our brothers and sisters during these challenging times. Therefore, we have chosen to allocate the revenue generated from the Asian Cup in Qatar to essential relief efforts in Palestine," stated Sheikh Hamad. He further emphasized the collaborative effort with aid-supporting partners to ensure that this corporate social responsibility initiative directly benefits those most impacted, highlighting football's role as a supportive mechanism in times of adversity.
Collaborating with key stakeholders, the ticketing revenue will be directed toward providing crucial medical assistance and food relief to individuals in Palestine.
Qatar, having previously hosted the AFC Asian Cup in 1988 and 2011, is gearing up to host the tournament for a record third time. Twenty-four of the continent’s top teams will vie for the prestigious football title, with a total of 51 matches scheduled across nine stadiums from January 12 to February 10, 2024.
The second batch of tickets for the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023 is set to go on sale today, November 20, at 4 PM Doha time.