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Qatar Football Association (QFA) announced the launch of the first edition of Q League, a new league that witnesses the participation of 18 reserve and second division teams, at a press conference at Al Bidda Tower on Wednesday 18 September 2013. Q League is set to kick-start on Saturday 21 September 2013 and run until 17 December 2013.

Matches will be played in nine different stadiums, this includes Al Sadd, Qatar, Al Gharrafa, Al Rayyan, Lekhwiya, Al Arabi, Al Wakrah, Al Khor, and Al Sailiya.

Q League competition shall be played on a league format where two teams from the second division will ascend to Qatar Stars League (QSL) based on their ranking, whilst the 13th and 14th place teams in QSL will be relegated directly from QSL to Q League.

The new name of the league represents the joining of the Reserve League and the Second Division League which used to be played separately but now fall under Q League. The new logo is inspired by a football’s circular shape, the new Q League logo engages a sense of skill, unity and endurance. The three swatches that create the round image highlight the energy and enthusiasm of football, coupled with an interlocking design that suggests teamwork and advance planning.

Commenting on the launch of the new league at the press conference, the Director of Competitions of QFA, Hamad Al Mannai, said:

We are happy to announce the launch of the first edition of Q League, a league that witnesses the participation of a total of 18 reserve and second division teams. Preparations for Q League have been in place for months now as this league is crucial league that contributes to the development of national football. We had numerous meetings that focused on the organising of this league to ensure its structured in a successful manner.’

The Director of Marketing and Communications of QFA, Khalid Al Kuwari, said:

We are very excited about launching the new name and logo of Q League. We have formulated a detailed media and marketing campaign for Q League as this is the first edition of this league and want to ensure it receives the coverage it deserves.’

‘QFA signed an agreement with Al Kass Channel to broadcast the matches. All matches will not conflict with the current QSL matches. There will be a TV show dedicated to covering Q League. We are also working with different media outlets to make sure positive coverage is achieved.’

Q League competition shall be played on a league format where two teams from the second division will ascend to Qatar Stars League (QSL) based on their ranking, whilst the 13th and 14th place teams in QSL will be relegated directly from QSL to Q League.