Copa America 2019 :Why Japan and Qatar in This tournament and did they qualify through the Asian Cup final?
Has Kopa been a team before in America?
Japan has played one of the last Copa America, which is seen in the 1999 tournament in Paraguay.
In that competition, he finished under a group of Peru, Paraguay and Bolivia, because he equaled 1-1 with Bolivia.
Qatar has never played in Copa America before and 2022 will use the competition to be used for a high standard of football before the World Cup, which will be held in their country.
In 2015, there were two teams in Mexico and Jamaica invited to participate in the Copa America.
Since there are only ten members in the South American Football Federation (Conumbol), there is a need for additional invitations to create a practical tournament structure.
Initially, six additional teams – three from North America and three from Asia – were to be invited to make a 16-team tournament, as was done for the 2016 competition in the United States.
But instead, in May 2018, Coenumbol decided that the tournament should follow the structure of all other competitions since 1993 and have 12 teams, including Qatar and Japan.
Who will play Qatar and Japan?
With a challenging match against Lionel Messi and Argentina, Qatar 2022 faces the right preparation for the World Cup.
They will also travel to Columbia and Paraguay in Group B.