Three matches are scheduled in the opening day today of the Third Hotels Futsal Championship 2018 at Al Hidd Club Sports Hall in Muharraq.
The event is held under the patronage of Bahrain Authority for Tourism and Exhibitions Chief Executive Officer Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, and organised by Angel Sport Events in co-operation with Super Soccer Academy.
The first match is between Wyndham Garden and ART Rotana at 5pm, to be followed by The Westin and The Grove duel at 6pm.
Defending champions Lagoona Beach take on Four Seasons at 7pm.
Eight teams will compete in this year’s championship. They are divided into two, with four teams in each group.
The top two teams of each group will qualify for the semi-final round. The winner of group ‘A’ will take on Group ‘B’ runners-up, while Group ‘B’ winners will take on Group ‘A’ runners-up in the semifinal. The winners will qualify for the final which is set for December 19.
Lagoona Beach are in Group ‘A’ along with Four Seasons, Wyndham Garden and ART Rotana, while Group ‘B’ comprises last year’s runners-up The Westin, The Grove, Golden Tulip and Marriott.
The championship director Ahmed Al Amer pointed out that the teams were divided into two groups, and t
Championship director Ahmed Al Amer said there will be a penalty shootout contest to be played at the final day of the tournament. All teams are sending their respective representatives in this event.