Copa America 2020, CONMEBOL have started a tradition of inviting teams from outside the South American continent to give a chance to compete in the Copa America. This year 12 teams are competing in the new edition of Copa America 2020, where 2 teams have been invited to play the tournament which is Australia and Qatar. In 2019 last Copa America, there were also 2 teams were invited, which are Japan and Qatar. These are the team that has won the Asia Cup Tournament previously. In addition, this will the second involvement of Qatar to participate in Copa America. On 18th June, this Wednesday Qatar is going to face Ecuador in their 2nd match in CA at Estadio El Campin, Bogota, Colombia; where 36 thousand fans will watch the game live from the stadium. Both teams would want to win the match, in order to qualify for the next round.
- Match Between: Ecuador vs Qatar
- Date: 18th June
- Time: TBD
- Day: Wednesday
- Stadium: Estadio El Campín, Bogotá
- Location: Carrera 30 y Calle 57, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
- Capacity: 36,343
- Surface: Grass
Ecuador Team Squad
Goalkeepers: Johan Padilla, Jorje Pinos, Brian Heras
Defenders: Felix Torres, Moises Coronzo, Xavier Arrenga, Diego Palacious, Leonel Quinonez, Gustavo Cortez, Andres Lopez, Bryan Carabali
Midfielders: Jordan Sierra, Sebastian Mendez, Jose Cifuntes, Alan Franco
Forwards: Alejandro Cabeza, Micheal Estrada, Enner Valencia, Gonzalez Plata, Angel Mena, Renato Ibarra, Marcos Caicedo, Joao Rojas, Romario Ibarra
Qatar Team Squad
Goalkeepers: Saad Al-Sheeb, Mohamed Al Baki, Fahad Younis, Yousef Hassan
Defenders: Tameem Al Muhaza, Musab Kheder, Mohamed Abdelmotaal, Hamid Ismaeil, Homan Ahmed, Fahad Al Abdulrahman, Abdelkarim Hassan, Almahdi Ali, Tarek Salman, Bassam Hisham Al-Rawi, Pedro Miguel, Boualem Khoukhi
Midfielders: Karim Boudiaf, Abdullah Abdulsalam, Ahmad Doozandeh, Ahmed Fathi, Assim Madibo, Abdulaziz Hatem, Salem Al Hajri
Forwards: Mohammed Muntari, Almoez Ali, Ahmed Alaaeldin, Ismael Mohammed, Hasan Al-Haydos, Yusuf Abdurisag, Abdelrahman Moustafa, Ali Afif, Akram Afif
Prediction: Ecuador 0-1 Qatar
Ecuador is a good team that is participating in the Copa America tournament. In the last edition, they had played really well and put their mark in the tournament. They have few good players in the team and entirely they have had a balanced team altogether and they have a good chance of winning against Qatar. They have some good players like Marcos Caicedo, Joao Rojas, Romario Ibarra and so on.
On the other hand, Qatar is also a tough team that has been participating in Copa for a couple of times as they are the winner of the Asia Cup and also the reason behind they got invited to play in Copa America 2020. They have few good players in the team that makes it a balanced team but their attacking is quite good with Ismael Mohammed, Ahmed Alaaeldin, Almoez Ali, Mohammed Muntari.
In my opinion, Qatar is probably going to win the match against Ecuador by 1-0, in this Wednesday on Copa America 2020.