CONMEBOL has established a tradition of inviting teams from outside the South American continent to compete in the Copa America. Last year in 2019 Copa America, there were also two teams that had been invited, which were Japan and Qatar. Before that in 2016, the invited team was the USA. So it is not new for Copa America authority to invite teams to play in this large and famous tournament. This year in 2020 Copa America edition, Australia and Qatar were invited. This is the second involvement of Qatar, having previously played in the 2019 edition, and this is the competition debut for Australia to take part in Copa America. The match between Qatar vs Colombia will be held at Estadio Metropolitano, Barranquilla on 1st July, Wednesday and this will be the last matchday of the group section.
- Match Between: Qatar vs Colombia
- Date: 1st July
- Time: TBD
- Day: Wednesday
- Stadium: Estadio Metropolitano, Barranquilla
- Location: Murillo Toro, Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
- Capacity: 46, 692
- Surface: Grass
Qatar Team Squad
Goalkeepers: Saad Al-Sheeb, Yousef Hassan, Fahad Younis, Mohamed Al Bakri
Defenders: Boualem Khoukhi, Pedro Miguel, Bassam Hisham Al-Rawi, Tarek Salman, Almahdi Ali, Abdelkarim Hassan, Fahad Al Abdulrahman, Homan Ahmed, Hamid Ismaeil, Mohamed Abdelmotaal, Musab Kheder, Tameem Al Muhaza
Midfielders: Karim Boudiaf, Salem Al Hajri, Abdulaziz Hatem, Assim Madibo, Ahmed Fathi, Ahmad Doozandeh, Abdullah Abdulsalam
Forwards: Mohammed Muntari, Akram Afif, Ali Afif, Abdelrahman Moustafa, Yusuf Abdurisag, Hasan Al-Hayos, Ismael Mohammed, Ahmed Alaaeldin, Almoez Ali, Mohammed Muntari
Qatar is 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. This the second time Qatar is playing in a big event like Copa America. Prior this year, they have played last year Copa America version too, which was held in 2019. 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.
Colombia Team Squad
Goalkeepers: David Ospina, Eder Chaux, Aldair Quintana
Defenders: Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Jeison Murillo, Jhon Lucumi, William Tesillo, Yairo Moreno, Frank Fabra, Santiago Arias, Stefan Medina
Midfielders: Jefferson Lerma, Wilmar Barrios, Mateus Uribe, Luis Diaz, Steven Alzate
Forwards: Stiven Mendoza, Luis Sinisterra, Juan Cuadrado, Luis Muriel, Alfredo Morelos, Roger Martinez
This is the last match of Colombia from group A, and they would play against Qatar. Colombia is also hosting Copa America along with Argentina and the match is being held at Colombo; so, therefore, Colombia will be favorite for this game and surely they will try to win this match too as they would want to win the whole trophy. The defense and the attack of the team are pretty good and also they have good players in the midfield. They have good players like Juan Cuadrado, Roger Martinez, Luis Diaz and so on.
Prediction: Qatar 1-2 Colombia
Colombia is the host country of Copa America and they are favorite, therefore, in my opinion, Colombia is going to win the match against Qatar by 2-1.