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Fan ID cards mandatory for ticket holders at FIFA Arab Cup

Tickets for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 have gone on sale, giving fans the opportunity to witness the inauguration of two FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadiums. 

The two arenas in question are the Al Bayt and Ras Abu Aboud stadiums, which have been specially built for the upcoming World Cup. Other World Cup venues will also be used, including the Ahmad Bin Ali, Education City, al Thumama and Al Janoub stadiums. 

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy has also launched the Fan ID programme. This provides fans with free access to public transport on match days throughout the tournament. The identification card will be mandatory for ticket holders. 

Maryam Al Muftah, digital services and innovation director for the Supreme Committee, said: “The launch of the Fan ID programme is a crucial step forward in our efforts to provide a memorable experience for fans in Qatar.” 

She added: “The FIFA Arab Cup provides a valuable opportunity for us to fine-tune our preparations for Qatar 2022 and ensuring the efficiency of our Fan ID system will be an essential element that we will have the chance to evaluate during the end-of-year competition.” 

Fans will be able to apply for their Fan ID once they have paid for their match tickets and have received the confirmation number. 

The applications for the Fan ID require a valid passport or Qatar ID along with the FIF match ticket confirmation number. Fans under the age of 14 will need to have their parents submit their applications. 

Match goers will then be able to pick up their identification cards from the Doha Exhibition Centre or Hamad International Airport, once their Fan ID applications have been approved. 

The FIFA Arub Cup 2021 will see 16 teams from across the Arab world face each other, while offering fans a glimpse of what to expect from Qatar when it hosts the World Cup at the end of next year. 

The event runs from November 30 to December 18.

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