Qatari press sources confirmed that the total value of the financial prizes allocated to the Arab teams that will participate in the Arab Nations Championship to be held in Qatar from 1 to 18 December 2021 in 7 of the 8 stadiums that will host the World Cup matches is 25 million dollars, the share of the winner will be 5 million dollars and The runner-up will receive $ 3 million, with the remainder of the sum distributed to the rest of the participating teams, according to the degree of their progress in the competitions.
The draw process for the tournament will take place at the end of April 2021, and the top ten Arab teams in the ranking of the International Federation of National Teams for the month of April 2021 will nominate directly for the finals, while the 12 lower-ranked teams will pass through a preliminary round that will determine the identity of the other six teams. Which will complete the holding of the teams participating in the finals.
The 22 teams participating in the Arab Nations Cup in Qatar are: Algeria – Bahrain – Comoros – Djibouti – Egypt – Iraq – Jordan – Kuwait – Lebanon – Libya – Mauritania – Morocco – Oman – Palestine – Qatar – Saudi Arabia – Somalia – Sudan – Syria – Tunisia – United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
The 16 teams that will participate in the finals will be divided into 4 groups, provided that the two teams with the first and second places in each group will run for the quarter-finals.