Qatar has won the right to host one of Asia’s biggest hockey tournaments – the Asian Champions Trophy 2012. The tournament will see six top teams from India, Pakistan, Malaysia, South Korea, China and Japan vying for the title which will take place later this year. The matches will be held at the Al Rayyan Stadium.
Qatar is honoured to host such a prestigious hockey event which will add to our major tournament hosting experience, Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, general secretary of the Qatar Olympic Committee, said in a statement. Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup and is also bidding for the 2020 Olympic Games.