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 Venezuela will be held at Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero, Cali on 28th June, Sunday in 2020.
- Match Between: Qatar vs Venezuela
- Date: 28th June
- Time: TBD
- Day: Sunday
- Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero, Cali
- Location: Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
- Capacity: 46,400
- 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, Homam 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: Akram Afif, Ali Afif, Abdelrahman Moustafa, Yusuf Abdurisag, Hasan Al-Haydos, Ismael Mohammed, Ahmed Alaaeldin, Almoez Ali, Mohammed Muntari
Qatar is also a tough team that has been participating in the 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.
Venezuela Team Squad
Goalkeepers: Wuilker Farinez, Rafael Romo
Defenders: Wilker Angel, Yordan Osorio, Mikel Villanueva, Nahuel Ferraresi, Gabriel Benitez, Roberto Rosales, Rolf Feltscher, Ronald Hernandez
Midfielders: Tomas Rincon, Yangel Herrera, Bernaldo Manzano, Renzo Zambrano, Juanpi Anor
Forwards: Darwin Machis, Romulo Otero, Jhon Murillo, Jefferson Savarino, Salomon Rondon, Fernando Aristeguieta, Andres Ponce
On the other hand, Venezuela is also a good team and they have a few good players and lately, they are playing well. The team is quite balanced and lately, they were playing really well. They have good forward with players like Romulo Otero, Jhon Murillo, Jefferson Savarino. Their midfield and defense are also hard to go through as they some pretty good players. Now looking at previous match results.
Prediction: Qatar 0-1 Venezuela
In my opinion, Venezuela is going to win the match by 1-0 against Qatar. As this is the second involvement of Qatar, therefore they also have the chance to win if they can give their best.